As is my practice, and one that I think you should consider, I review how I did against my 2023 goals, document my learnings, and move on to defining the 2024 goals.
I did not do particularly well in 2023. Here are the results.
|Improve Golf Consistency (<10% doubles, >3% birdies)
|Successful, hit these numbers exactly.
|Add Agility to Workouts (1+ agility activity / 2 weeks)
|Partially successful, added agility but not enough!
|Ship a Product (BeerHiker in Q1)
|Unsuccessful, reached a very solid Beta but decided that it was not ready for GA.
|Visit National Parks (1+ new National Park)
|Unsuccessful, did not visit any new National Parks this year
|Continue Consulting (Personal dev for 3+ people)
|Partially successful, helped multiple people but not to the level that I had expected.
I have a couple of takeaways.
- The first is that, even though I have been retired for a number of years, where I spend my time and what gives me energy and motivation, continues to evolve. I need to be ok with this. And I need to make sure that there is a really good reason for each goal so that regardless of how things change, I have the motivation to achieve each of them.
- A couple of goals were missed just because I didn’t make a plan, schedule my time, or book a trip. I need to ensure all planning, scheduling are taken care of early in the year.
Now on to 2024. Here are my goals and the rationale behind each.
|Improve Putting (< Ave Putts / Round)
|My golf index has really dropped. I think the next aspect I should focus on is putting.
|6+ Competitive Golf Rounds
|In addition to focusing on putting, I need to make sure my game holds up under pressure.
|5+ Trips / Big Activities w/Friends
|I want to strengthen the friendships that we have.
|4+ Volunteer Events
|I have a desire to do good.
|Longevity / Healthy Living
|Make 3+ Changes, Measure Results
|Most important to me is living a healthy life. I made good progress this year in making changes and implementing a measurement process. I want to do more in 2024.
|Complete at Least One 5-day Fast
|One that appears to be incredibly valuable in longevity and biological age reduction is fasting. I need to give it a try and see what results I achieve.
|High-Intensity Training 1+ /Wk
|Also important, together with resistance training is high-intensity training. I started this in 2023 and want to do better in 2024.
|Help 1+ Companies
|I get satisfaction from helping friends with their challenges as well as helping to make their companies more successful. I would like to have one of these “projects” in 2024.
This is a reasonably long list, but I think that I can achieve all of them. Some are already scheduled 🙂