My 2014 Personal Goals

It’s January, which means you’re supposed to put forth your ‘new year resolutions’. Typically, these are silly, non-SMART goals like ‘eat healthier’, ‘be better’, and junk like that. This year, I only have two main goals or resolutions.

Set Goals

1. Read 1 book per month – I had this goal last year, and only ended up reading about 4 books. However, I immediately saw value in this, and reading is something that I used to do when I was younger, and something that I want to teach my daughter as a priority as she grows up. To set aside time for this, I actually setup a recurring ‘meeting’ at work during lunchtime, and reserved myself a conference room that’s somewhat hidden and not used often. This gives me 1 hour, uninterrupted, nearly every day, to read. I’ve already got a couple of books on my list, but I definitely invite you to leave any recommendations in the comments below.

2. Blog twice a week – I also had this goal last year, and only managed to publish 21 posts, which is shameful. I just recently finished going through my RSS feeds to publish a ‘Trimming In Public’ series, and will be publishing thoughts on more gadgets. We’re also expecting our 2nd child this summer, so there might be some fatherhood-related posts sprinkled in there, as well.

That’s it. Those are my primary goals, at least that I’ll be publishing here.

What are your goals for 2014?

Published by rcadden

Just a dude with a phone.

2 thoughts on “My 2014 Personal Goals

  1. Both of those goals would be great! I really want to start reading again. It’s all about finding time. Oh, and another goal for me is to stop saying “i dont have time”. It’s getting old… i have to do more of a “just do it” approach.
    I also want to start exercising more, and becoming good at sports photography (my wife’s roller derby team) is another goal. Happy 3 weeks into New Year buddy!

  2. Love your goals! They’re pretty similar to what I’ve had on my list for the past 2 New Years. I was looking to blog once every two weeks and read one book per month. Total for this year so far: zero and null. I’ve been improving my reading already but no books finished so far. On the blogging side I keep finding ideas for topics but seem like I don’t have enough to write 🙂

    How have your goals progressed since January?

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