Goal and habit update – Sept. 2008

Where does the first week of the month go? Seriously, I seem to wake from some kind of slumber every month on the 7th or 8th and realize that we’re already 25% of the way through the month. It’s very frustrating 🙂

I’ve decided I’m going to offer folks a monthly update on my goals and habits and how things are going. That way, if you don’t care, you only have to skip one “progress report” post per month.

September was the battleground for my first month of my new goal plan. Here are the highlights:

  • Of 13 goals, I completed 7, or 54%
  • Out of 22 days for my seven habits (I do them mon-fri), I did them an average of 56% of the time
  • My weekly habits were done 50% of the time
  • I completed both of my monthly habits, or 100%

Granted, those first three numbers aren’t great. But I was only a day or two short on several of the uncompleted goals, so that hurt me. Overall, I wish things were better, but I’m happy with the fact that I have a plan, am working the plan, and am tracking my progress. Here’s a few of the completed and uncompleted goals, in case you were wondering 🙂


  • Run an 8 minute mile (sad, I know)
  • Do 50 pushups
  • Do 5 pullups
  • $1000 emergency fund
  • Complete a financial review
  • Combined blog / twitter subscribers of 200


  • Emergency kit
  • Read a Christian book
  • Launch BlueSwarm
  • Complete real estate review

I’ve moved the uncompleted goals into my October set of goals, plus my new ones, so we’ll see if I do any better at the end of this month 🙂