How Did I Do On My 2018 Goals?
I set 18 goals for myself for 2018 – let’s see how I did!
- deadlifted my own body weight – record is now 75 kg (165 lbs) well above my body weight.
- set up and implemented a performance planning and review system for my team at work – done!
- painted my condo
- did a chin-up or pull-up without the help of a resistance band – I did it! And then I did two in a row! By the end of December, my record was 4 in a row, which I managed one time. Chin ups are a tricky thing – some days I can barely get one done and other days I’ll get a few. But I’m very proud that my hard work all year paid off that chin ups are now a thing I can do.
- wrote in my journal at least one time per week, on average – accomplished! Some of them are brief, but the main thing here is that I feel like I’ve established a habit of journal writing again.
- made 18 new foods and/or beverages that I’ve never made before – done!
- buy a freezer
- learned 12 new things – I learned about the following 12 things:
- read 18 books – I read 20! Also, my friend Linda used my goal to inspire herself to read 18 books this year and she did it too!
Did Not Achieve:
- Sew 5 items – I sewed 2 zipper pouches, so this goal was only 2/5 completed
- finish Konmaring my condo – not even close
- meditating once a week – also not even close
- submitted 3 papers for publication – submitted one, but had to withdraw it as by the time the reviews came back, I didn’t have any time to work on suggested revisions. I’m getting some research assistant help this year, so hopefully can get a few papers out.
- applying for a Nexus card – just didn’t get around to it. This one is going on the 2019 list!
- donating blood twice – didn’t even do it once
- published 118 blog postings – I only did 70, or 59% of my goal
- publish at least six are long form blog postings – I managed three
- bringing my lunch to work at least 75% of the time – didn’t even manage to track this!
So there you have it – I completed 50% of my 2018 goals, which is up from last year’s pathetic showing of 29%. Perhaps my tactic of writing my goals as if they were already achieved work? I think I’ll try it again for my 2019 goals!