My February 2009 Goals – Wrap Up Special.

Back on February 1st, I posted my goals for the month. I only managed one status post, but I did manage to hit most of my goals.

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These were harder to hit than I expected, but was a good exercise because I had to work on it every day to get there. I did get there though:

1500 Rank in Yahoo! Games Reversi

This one was my big failure. I made a mad dash the past few days, but it wasn’t meant to be. Coming into the month, I was playing very well, and expected to hit 1500 pretty quickly. I’ve had some stress and a large lack of sleep lately, and I think it’s thrown me off. I’m going to take a break from Reversi and hopefully be better when I come back.

Put Danika to Bed as Much as Possible

I had a few people single this goal out as not S.M.A.R.T., and the way I phrased it, it wasn’t. That was to protect myself — I was worried if I wrote down my actual goal and didn’t hit it, I wouldn’t be able to look at myself! The actual goal was 15 days. I ended up doing a lot more than that. I did it every day! There was one night that my wife had to put her to bed, but she woke up during the night and I had to get her back to sleep.

10 Blog Posts

Check it out! This bad-boy is #10! One of the posts (guess which one) was a total punt, but they can’t all be gold can they? I could have managed my time a lot better than I did on this goal, but I didn’t save it all for the last minute – and THAT means more than any of you can possibly know!

Lessons learned and a look ahead

I’m pretty disappointed that I didn’t achieve all my goals, but very very happy with what I was able to accomplish. I’m very happy with how much I got done, and even though some of the goals were arbitrary, I showed myself that I can do it if I try.

Going forward, I’m going to continue to publicly set goals, and I’m going to continue to make images for my iPhone background (that worked great). I am going to tweak a few things for the next cycle though — more on that tomorrow!

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