2020 by the numbers: Review
I found setting top-line year-long goals really motivating. This was the first year where I used number-based goals, and it really clicked with how I get motivated. I thought of these goals as setting the guardrails to direct what progress I want to make for the year, and found that this test run performed pretty well. I didn’t go in expecting 100%, and I’m fairly happy with 80%. I’m hoping to expand this “New Year’s Resolution” style of goal setting in 2021.
2020 by 12 numbers:
25 new books read out of 25 535 out of 400 miles ran
- I wrote about this in a blog post here.
- 12 out of 90 visits to the gym
- With COVID-19 forcing gyms to close, and personally not wanting to go back for some time, I came up way short on this goal. I bought a kettlebell, which is about the only piece of exercise equipment I could git in my apartment (and the only thing I could get my hands on regardless), but it’s not the same. Really looking forward to lifting more at some point in this next year.
1 month without alcohol 24 out of 15 new blogs posted 40 out of 40 new meals cooked
- This was really fun. More cooking than I’ve pretty much done ever. It went from a chore to a fun activity for me.
1520 out of 1500 peak lichess score 10 out of 10 toastmaster speeches
- This really pushed my involvement with Toastmasters and made me get much more engaged with the club, which I was really happy about.
Tracking for > 33% savings rate 123 out of 120 new albums listened to
- You can see the list here. I was thankful for the recommendations everyone gave me, it certainly broadened what I listened to.
40 out of 40 new movies watched
- This was a race to the finish, but this was fun. I got to make time for a lot of classics that I probably wouldn’t have watched otherwise.
- 20 out of 366 meditation sessions 😞
- This is all on me. Perhaps a little too ambitious to have a meditation session every day? But I didn’t even come close…