Oops. Poor Mr. Groundhog was languishing in the dark without a name while I selfishly forged ahead with my goals. That’s the thanks he gets for cheering me on — after he got a party hat and confetti, too! (By the way — he looks like a “Gus” or a “Morty” to me. Feel free to weigh in with second opinions.)
Anyway — I am pleased with how my May goals went. I targeted 10 goals with mini-milestones and had a 60% full-success rate, with progress made on most of the remaining goals. Here’s how it broke down…
- Health/body goals
- How I did: My running and fruits/veggie milestones got all checked off. My weight milestones did not, although I don’t feel badly about it since the running/food milestones are more “important” in the sense that they are foundational good habits. The weight will follow.
- Next month: I have some ideas on improving my eating habits and will sit down today to figure out how to work them into my mini-milestones.
- Work-related goals
- Branding goal
- How I did: Well, I did put in my hour-plus for working more on logo ideas, and then I never thought about it again for the rest of the month (the small business goal took over my free time). But some progress is better than none!
- Next month: I am going to bite the bullet and pick a logo!
- Small business goal
- How I did: I met 2/4 mini-milestones. After meeting two of my initial mini-milestones, I got buried under five more small-business related things that I hadn’t really planned for — for example, figuring out sales tax, putting together a business plan, applying for a seller’s permit. All that stuff was overwhelming and knocked the wind out of me.
- Next month: Now that I know what’s ahead of me, I’m going to schedule in actual calendar time to work on this.
- Branding goal
- How I did: Targeting Wednesdays as my day to completely fill out my bubbles worked very well, and I had a 100% success rate!
- Next month: Now I’m going to try to target Wednesdays AND Thursdays, to allow the momentum from Wednesday to continue.
- How I did: Better than last month.
- Next month: Keep at it!
Overall, the two main goals I’m going to work at next month are my health-related goals and the small business; I think I’ve successfully established most of the other routine-related goals (including my character/social goals) and hopefully will not have to expend too much energy maintaining them. Time to fill out my monthly goal tracking sheet for this next month!