The first half was a blur and the second half was even blurrier. Now that I have a bit more time on my hands I need to check on my goals for last year. 200 goal but that was mainly thanks to spending essentially nothing on groceries in November and December. However, restaurant spending took a big jump higher also thanks to November and December.
My wife and I were spent every day at the hospital after our son was born and between being born and year end I think we only went home once. Uh oh, not one goal reached here. I came pretty close to my investment savings rate goal though coming up just a little bit short. If I had continued being able to work the last 2 months of the year I probably would have hit this goal but I’m so glad that I took FMLA to be with my son. Now let’s get to the really fun goals. Let’s see: reached, failed, gave up on, failed, failed. 2013’s dividends received so I’m quite happy with how that shaped up.
My original goal was to reach 50k monthly pageviews which I had reached earlier in the year and then reached again in August but my hiatus from the blog really messed all of my blogging goals up. Pageviews dropped like a rock which was completely expected considering that there was no fresh content. Also since I wasn’t writing, my income from online activities stagnated. My personal goals were probably the biggest disappointment for me this year. All of the financial goals I made solid progress on but I backtracked on my weight loss goal and there’s really no excuse for reading just two books all year. If you look back at my goals and take them at face value it was a resounding failure.
I don’t view the failures as such. I’ll gladly take another failure like that in 2015. Going forward for this year I will probably set fewer and more conservative goals that are most likely for the first half of the year. How did you do on your goals for 2014?
What’s the number one goal you want to focus on for 2015? Even though you’ve written failed on a lot of those goals, I would chalk up 2014 as a great successful year. Your dividends and FY are fantastic. 100K in net worth is phenomenal. Keep up the great work and best wishes for 2015 and beyond. Dividends increased, savings rate increased, net worth increasedso there’s no complaints with where I ended up.
On the surface it may look like you “failed” your goals, but that’s only because you set the bar so high to begin with. And if you aren’t going to set challenging goals, then what’s the point? Regardless, I think you did a great job and made a lot of progress along the way. 2014 was a success in my book. Hope you have an even better 2015!
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Definitely no real complaints about the progress that was made. Even though I technically failed to achieve my goals I was on pace to smash through a lot of them had everything been status quo for the last 3 months of so of the year. I guess it was about as successful of a failure that I could have hoped for. I’m looking forward to 2015 but especially for my son to get better and things to even out on the financial side. It’s much better and easier to plan when you have at least a rough estimate of what’s to come.