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12682494, Did you hit your goals for 2014?
Posted by CRichMonkey, Mon Dec-22-14 02:09 PM
I set fiver personal goals for 2014 and I nailed three of 'em, kinda hit the fourth and bombed on the fifth.

Here's how I did:
1.) Quit smoking (done)
2.) Get a raise/promotion at the gig (done)
3.) Raise the credit score (done)
4.) Cook more meals for my family (push)
5.) Hoop/Golf/do some physical activity at least once a week (FAIL)

All in all, I feel good about 2014. I definitely have room for improvement for 2015 in the areas of health and working out, I still got some financial things I need to get in order, and I gotta step up my dad game since the kid's getting older.

But I'm ready to set my goals for next year.

What about y'all? How did you do goals wise for 2014?



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12682496, As You May Have Guessed
Posted by Mgmt, Mon Dec-22-14 02:11 PM
I ain't about SHIT
12682507, some of them
Posted by atruhead, Mon Dec-22-14 02:29 PM
I lost my list. I had a list of 10, maybe 5 of them I reached
12682515, i don't really set goals for the year, but i've made strides:
Posted by nayaa, Mon Dec-22-14 02:36 PM
- quit possibly the world's most toxic job ( was there for years)
- began working for a small biz, then became partner
- bought my first home
- went on 3 international vacations
12682522, 80% out of 100%. I've developed a pretty strong method
Posted by double negative, Mon Dec-22-14 02:42 PM
If you would like to know, I can explain.
12682532, do tell
Posted by Madvillain 626, Mon Dec-22-14 02:48 PM
i shit the bed on my goals in 2014
12682577, i'm curious too
Posted by blackrussian, Mon Dec-22-14 03:13 PM
12682982, no prob. it all starts with breaking down a major goal
Posted by double negative, Tue Dec-23-14 09:57 AM
religiously sticking to a goal for a single year is like running a marathon without training. You are bound to hurt yourself and become deeply disappointed.

The year can be conveniently broken up into quarters and so I have a hierarchy of goals because of the way a year can break down.

1 year: satisfies major themes, large abstract concepts, think more abstract while being less specific (long distance)
3 months: attainable, potentially challenging tangible goals. this is where the work happens with making BIG goals happen (middle distance)
1 month: very short sprints (short distance)
Weeks: micro sprints.

Day by day stuff is kind of done while you live your life but an interesting thing happens when you have a quarter goal in place; you start to focus your daily energy into completing the goal.


So the nuts and bolts of it is that I have my life divided into a few preselected channels that I focus on currently my channels are:

*Previous Quarter reflection (what happened, what worked, what didn't work)

*Finance (money stuff, obvi)

*Home (status of the house I live in, is it stable? is it not? what big ticket items might I want? what needs work?)

*Social (just making sure I'm reaching out to old connections or building new ones)

*Organizational (work, work and work stuff, what do I want to accomplish? how will I accomplish it?)

*Enrichment (the mind, the body)

Up coming Quarter projection (where MIGHT I want to go after this quarter wraps up?)



At the start of every quarter I have a text document that is created where it is "living". When a fresh quarter begins I outline where I've been, what I am going to do in the quarter and where I might go with the next one.
I mention the "living" aspect of the document because it is an ongoing process of looking back and forward in time to make the most informed decision.

another aspect of this exercise is that it acts as a safe zone to try out potential moves/ideas/decisions because you are forced to think things through before doing them.


The written word is very very very powerful. I believe in it. Just about everything I have written HAS HAPPENED. It is so powerful that I have actually been a bit hesitant about putting the next phase in motion because Im having a good time being lazy. Once you start the process the ball just picks up speed quickly and before you know it you are doing things you never thought you would be doing.

12682986, this don't seem organic at all. your life sound like a chemistry project.
Posted by deejboram, Tue Dec-23-14 10:06 AM
>religiously sticking to a goal for a single year is like
>running a marathon without training. You are bound to hurt
>yourself and become deeply disappointed.
>
>The year can be conveniently broken up into quarters and so I
>have a hierarchy of goals because of the way a year can break
>down.
>
>1 year: satisfies major themes, large abstract concepts, think
>more abstract while being less specific (long distance)
>3 months: attainable, potentially challenging tangible goals.
>this is where the work happens with making BIG goals happen
>(middle distance)
>1 month: very short sprints (short distance)
>Weeks: micro sprints.
>
>Day by day stuff is kind of done while you live your life but
>an interesting thing happens when you have a quarter goal in
>place; you start to focus your daily energy into completing
>the goal.
>
>
>So the nuts and bolts of it is that I have my life divided
>into a few preselected channels that I focus on currently my
>channels are:
>
>*Previous Quarter reflection (what happened, what worked, what
>didn't work)
>
>*Finance (money stuff, obvi)
>
>*Home (status of the house I live in, is it stable? is it not?
>what big ticket items might I want? what needs work?)
>
>*Social (just making sure I'm reaching out to old connections
>or building new ones)
>
>*Organizational (work, work and work stuff, what do I want to
>accomplish? how will I accomplish it?)
>
>*Enrichment (the mind, the body)
>
>Up coming Quarter projection (where MIGHT I want to go after
>this quarter wraps up?)
>
>
>
>At the start of every quarter I have a text document that is
>created where it is "living". When a fresh quarter begins I
>outline where I've been, what I am going to do in the quarter
>and where I might go with the next one.
>I mention the "living" aspect of the document because it is an
>ongoing process of looking back and forward in time to make
>the most informed decision.
>
>another aspect of this exercise is that it acts as a safe zone
>to try out potential moves/ideas/decisions because you are
>forced to think things through before doing them.
>
>
>The written word is very very very powerful. I believe in it.
>Just about everything I have written HAS HAPPENED. It is so
>powerful that I have actually been a bit hesitant about
>putting the next phase in motion because Im having a good time
>being lazy. Once you start the process the ball just picks up
>speed quickly and before you know it you are doing things you
>never thought you would be doing.
>
>
12682987, amazing and effective people are not born, they are cultivated
Posted by double negative, Tue Dec-23-14 10:08 AM
gotta be smart with directing your energy
12682991, is this an adaptation of principles from the purpose driven life?
Posted by veritas, Tue Dec-23-14 10:11 AM
seems like a good system.

glad it's working for you. might start employing some of those ideas, because i definitely lack structure in my life.
12683001, nope, this is just something I have created on my own.
Posted by double negative, Tue Dec-23-14 10:17 AM
first it started with a method I USED to do

which was based on the 3 by 5 index card

during the evening you pick just TWO MAJOR GOALS to take on the next day. by your door or where ever it is you place your keys place the index card right next to the keys. when you leave for the day read the card and put it in your back pocket, purse or book.

dont think about the card

however an interesting thing happens, you actually end up taking on the day in a different way.

the card is kind of a like a cheat card, when you dont know whats going on with the day you look at the card.

you can also list smaller goals on the other side or shopping lists, to-dos, just stuff you want to knock out of the way really.

the TWO MAJOR GOAL limit just comes from the fact that humans are not so great at context switching. have lots of other stuff going on, the two major goals should be very big things that move your life forward.



so, this system was expanded into what I do now.
12683019, i really like this idea
Posted by BabySoulRebel, Tue Dec-23-14 10:28 AM
I'm so undisciplined and my main goal for 2015 is to gain some
12683027, anything is possible! do it!
Posted by double negative, Tue Dec-23-14 10:32 AM
12683059, damn! accurate analysis nm
Posted by Binlahab, Tue Dec-23-14 10:48 AM

does it really matter?

for all my fans who keep my name in their mouth: http://i.imgur.com/v2xNOpS.jpg
12683043, I like this approach
Posted by Zion3Lion, Tue Dec-23-14 10:40 AM
i always just write down my goals but this takes it a step further. might try this out.
thanks for sharing
12683052, truer words never spoken
Posted by Mgmt, Tue Dec-23-14 10:43 AM
>religiously sticking to a goal for a single year is like
>running a marathon without training. You are bound to hurt
>yourself and become deeply disappointed.

12683615, i do this method...
Posted by StephBMore, Tue Dec-23-14 05:04 PM
well a version of this method...essentially I take the big goal and break it into smaller goals. and put time lines on those. for example.

2015: Finish my novel

Tasks to complete:
*outline
*synosis
*character breakdown
*chapter breakdown
*write chapters (each chapter is a goal)
*once finished, read and edit
*corrections

etc etc. then i put a timeline on each of those things. so if I say I have a month to finish the outline, if I finish it in two weeks, then those two weeks give me a jumpstart on the next goal.

its just makes you feel like you're doing more than just having a big goal like "Fix my credit" and are going everywhere to do it. when you can break it down to '

*request credit report from agency
*review, highlight discrepancies
*write letters

blah blah blah. people say it's not organic but for ppl who have procrastination or attention issues, it makes things *seem* easier to complete because it's more specific.
12683640, i dont get the "not organic" argument.
Posted by double negative, Tue Dec-23-14 06:07 PM
being organic put you in a not so great space to begin with
why not do the opposite of what you normally do and make a win happen?

and thanks for the response, breaking down goals into tangible chunks is where the magic happens.


>well a version of this method...essentially I take the big
>goal and break it into smaller goals. and put time lines on
>those. for example.
>
>2015: Finish my novel
>
>Tasks to complete:
>*outline
>*synosis
>*character breakdown
>*chapter breakdown
>*write chapters (each chapter is a goal)
>*once finished, read and edit
>*corrections
>
>etc etc. then i put a timeline on each of those things. so if
>I say I have a month to finish the outline, if I finish it in
>two weeks, then those two weeks give me a jumpstart on the
>next goal.
>
>its just makes you feel like you're doing more than just
>having a big goal like "Fix my credit" and are going
>everywhere to do it. when you can break it down to '
>
>*request credit report from agency
>*review, highlight discrepancies
>*write letters
>
>blah blah blah. people say it's not organic but for ppl who
>have procrastination or attention issues, it makes things
>*seem* easier to complete because it's more specific.
12682524, i wanted to summit 12 mountains and get a raise
Posted by veritas, Mon Dec-22-14 02:44 PM
i summited 11 and got a raise, but not as big as i wanted.

it was pretty good.
12682531, the major one or two...better gig/professional growth
Posted by ambient1, Mon Dec-22-14 02:48 PM
and got this body almost lookin like a problem
12682561, professionally i exceeded my own expectations.everything else in my life
Posted by BigJazz, Mon Dec-22-14 03:03 PM
went to shit after a personal tragedy in June...



***
I'm tryna be better off, not better than...
12682575, i dunno if i really had goals this year
Posted by blackrussian, Mon Dec-22-14 03:13 PM
outside of graduating, and i did that. i've done most of the stuff i planned to do...i don't think i thought of them as goals though. like, it was shit that HAD to happen, there was no room for me to not make it happen.

i suppose that's the kind of attitude i need to apply to other areas of my life. lol

12682582, most of them
Posted by teefiveten, Mon Dec-22-14 03:15 PM
i got a new job
i identified some venues i wanted to spin at and by the end of the year i'll have spun most (with the exception of one, which i'll be spinning right after new year's)

working on debt/finances for 2015 for sure now that i have a better job
12683032, corey you aint got no gatdamn job. blogging aint work, fool.
Posted by Binlahab, Tue Dec-23-14 10:34 AM
oh you dumb dumb ass people


does it really matter?

for all my fans who keep my name in their mouth: http://i.imgur.com/v2xNOpS.jpg
12683606, If I got paid to shit on you, I'd be a millionaire.
Posted by CRichMonkey, Tue Dec-23-14 04:57 PM

my avy: Deep in your heart, you know he's right: http://coreyrichardsonneedsajob.com/
my hustle: http://SupaSoulSounds.com

*RIP: John T. "220v" Richardson, Blessing Benson, and Dilla*
12683611, Alas, you don't. Let's focus on getting you a real job in 2015.
Posted by Binlahab, Tue Dec-23-14 05:02 PM
Unemployment been run out.
12683616, You're just fat and angry...
Posted by CRichMonkey, Tue Dec-23-14 05:05 PM
Next time you're in town, I'll invite you by the office and insult you in person.


my avy: Deep in your heart, you know he's right: http://coreyrichardsonneedsajob.com/
my hustle: http://SupaSoulSounds.com

*RIP: John T. "220v" Richardson, Blessing Benson, and Dilla*
12683738, nigga that's a kitchenette not a office.
Posted by Binlahab, Tue Dec-23-14 10:49 PM
Just because you go thru the classified on the dinner table, that don't make the kitchen a office.

Good try tho.

12683054, More than I thought, less than I'd like.
Posted by Mongo, Tue Dec-23-14 10:44 AM
12683093, yes
Posted by labcoat, Tue Dec-23-14 11:04 AM
- i have grown as a photographer (had my first show)
- got closer to God
- lost 17 lbs.
- saved a bunch of money
- invested in a business
- have been officially accepted in grad school

im a happy with this year
12683100, 1 out of 3
Posted by luminous, Tue Dec-23-14 11:05 AM
12683110, Quit my job.
Posted by Sepia., Tue Dec-23-14 11:11 AM
And raised my credit score.


But I haven't found a new one by 2015 and my credit score seems stuck now, so. C+.
12683133, Pretty much all except for one...
Posted by Brownsugar, Tue Dec-23-14 11:22 AM
I did not go fishing this year and it is too late to fulfill that dream this late in the year. I do believe that I became a better person this year. I worked hard to become a more patient and tolerant person. 'picked up a lot of knowledge which hopefully, will help me make it through the new year. My niece and nephew have never been fishing, so we are making plans to go next year when the weather is right. I am going to be determined to take them on a nice, fishing & picnic type fishing trip this year :-) :-) :-) !!!



♥ :* I LUV ALL A' Y'ALL!!! :7 !!! :* ♥
12683440, a few
Posted by infin8, Tue Dec-23-14 02:02 PM
-I started working on my credit report/score

-been working out regularly since March (ongoing)

-cut my (dreads)/locs

I made a list of a LOT of $hit...some of my goals are life goal, but I feel good about having put quite a few into action.
12683442, ...
Posted by SHAstayhighalways, Tue Dec-23-14 02:04 PM
release my ep - done
release royal legacy ep - done
perform more - nope