October Goals Update (it’s not pretty)

I really, really don’t want to write this post. However, in the interest of accountability, I must. The fact that this is one of the few blog posts you’ve seen from me in October should be a tip-off: my October goals and habits did NOT go well. Here’s the damage:

  • Out of 23 days for my seven habits (I do them mon-fri), I did them an average of 33% of the time, down from 54% last month
  • My weekly habits were done 40% of the time, down from 50% last month
  • I completed both of my monthly habits, or 100%, same as last month
  • Of 18 goals, I completed 0, or 0%, down from 54% last month

Ok, I know, I know. These numbers are absolutely abysmal. There’s no excuse, but here’s what happened:

  • I spent a lot of time applying to and obsessing about YCombinator
  • I got too wrapped up with client work
  • I lost focus

The only feeble defense that I can muster is that I came very close on about half of my goals, and a few more are things that I’m contemplating dropping, for reasons that I’ll explain later. Regardless, I’ve moved all the goals that I’m still committed to into my Nov. goal list, so now this month is going to be tougher than ever. Please, don’t hesitate to ask me how things are going; apparently I really need it.