I learned that setting goals is an important part of being successful. At the beginning of every year, I set 6-month and 12-month goals, which I refer to as “my long term goals.” I break down my long-term goals to help me set my weekly or monthly short-term goals.To keep my long-term goals in mind, I use my Powersheets from the Cultivate What Matters shop. I keep track of my goals on my To Do Lists. Every week, I make a plan to work towards achieving my goals.
These are the goals that are guiding my year.
Read 30 books. In 2016, I read 26 books. Thirty books is a 15% increase. I spent two months not reading anything last year, so I’m hoping that that will help me make this goal a reality.
Progress: 28 of 30 books read.
Get into the fittest shape of my life. This is a bit of a misnomer because I am currently in the best shape of my life, but this is my way of continuing to get into even better shape. I’m working out 4-6 times per week religiously. I’m tracking my eating. I’m hoping to add a second workout at some point in the coming months.
Progress: I’ve competed in two Crossfit competitions and placed second in one of them. Other people have noticed my progress too! I even got my first handstand push up!
Give more money and time. I give charitable gifts every month to BA, Cloister, and Princeton; I also give every time I go to Church. I would like to start giving more. Also, I’d like to start giving more of my time.
Progress: I started giving to Baltimore Collegiate to support my buddy Ders’s work.
Pay off all my credit card debt, my upstart loan, and my ECSI loan. [Everything but my car.] I shared more about my financial goals here. I want to change my finances by 30K this year!
Progress: I paid off all my credit card debt in April 2017 and my Upstart loan in August 2017.
Reach 10,000 page views per month on Burke Does. Speaks for itself!
Progress: Not quite there.
Build a sample data engineering project. This is one of my professional goals for the year.
Progress: I have two cool data sets- my nutritional data from MFP and my 168 Hours Project that tracks one week each month. I’m going to build a local postgres database that has both of these data sets to see what magic I find in it.
Last Updated: October 12, 2017