I'm in a rut and I've got no problem with it. My goals for 2021 are pretty much the same as they've been for the past few years. I like what I get and I'm not bored with it, so I see no reason to change much.
GOAL #1: Add my usual Cubs team sets as they are released: Topps flagship, Heritage, Opening Day, Factory Team set, Bowman, Allen and Ginter, Chrome, Gypsy Queen, Archives, Update and whatever else comes along. This goal and goal #2 may get a little harder or more expensive because Brentandbecca is getting pushed out of the casebreaking business by the distributors (his 2021 series one order was cut from 100 cases to 5).
GOAL #2: Add the complete sets of the flagship, update, and Allen and Ginter. I've got a flagship run starting with 1969 and the complete run of Traded / Update and Allen and Ginter. I see no reason to stop.
GOAL #3: Add any autograph and relic cards for Cubs players that haven't previously had one. I'm done with players from previous seasons, so now its just a matter of adding new guys as cards are issued.
GOAL #4: Continue adding to the player collections of Darwin Barney, Ernie Banks, Andre Dawson, Ryne Sandberg, and Billy Williams.
GOAL #5: Add odd-ball sets and sets of smaller brands that I missed earlier. I've been having fun with this one and hope to add several more of the smaller sets.
GOAL #6: Write something about the collection every day, though if I take a day or two off, that is OK.
GOAL #7: Thin the collection a bit. I had this goal last year and failed miserably. I'll keep it and see if 2021 is any better.
GOAL #8: Enjoy working on goals 1-7. I'm in trouble when I can't meet this goal.