Goals and Achievements for 2021

Goals

Based on what I said under 2020 about setting myself up for a fall by setting arbitrary goals, I'm going to set one this year, and that is...

  • Keep in contact with friends and family
    Anyone who knows me is fully aware at how crap I am at keeping in contact with people. It's nothing personal, it's just me. So I will make a concerted effort to keep in contact with friends and family. The measurement of success with this one is if I have friends and family who are still talking to me.

  • Other stuff
    Yes, I've set a target to lose weight, and to read a certain number of books, and finish reading the Bible... all things that I had set as goals last year, but these will appear as Achievements below as an incentive for me to do them.

Achievements

  • will appear here when they happen.

This page last updated on 2021-01-08


Goals for 2020 - Result

  • Read the entire Bible by December 31, using this plan
    Finished 2020 about seven weeks behind, but I will finish it.

  • Participate in the Goodreads 2020 Reading Challenge
    By the end of 2020, I was 93% of the way through my 8th book, meaning I only managed to complete 7 out of the targeted 18. See 2021.

  • Lose 3 stone by the end of the year
    To be fair, I can't remember what my starting weight was, but I can say with all certainty that this goal did not happen. That said, we did make a fairly sharp turn in how we manage our food, and the weight is now slowly coming off.

  • Learn the drums to 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
    I started with good intentions, but I think I saturated myself with other things.

Summary

I realised that I've been going about this all wrong. I'm setting myself arbitrary targets for things that are essentially challenges, therefore setting myself up for a fall if I don't achieve them. Whereas what I should be doing is celebrating the things that I have achieved over the year, and be happy with that.

Achievements

  • The Big Slurp
    I finally started my solo podcast, kicked off with NaPodPoMo - 30 episodes in 30 days. I haven't done anything else then, but I'm not concerned, as I have two episodes planned and ready to record when I'm ready.