Welcome to my February 2021 goal report! In these reports, I pop my head up from the sea of daily to-dos and take a look back; providing a recap of my goal progress for the past month.
A few things to note before I jump in…
- You can see past goal reports here.
- You can see the goals that I’m currently working on right here (updated often).
- And most importantly, if you too want to start achieving your goals, you can enroll in my goal success course here.
With that taken care of, here are my goals from February 2021 (listed in no particular order).
My goal report for February 2021
- Publish one new post/day, five days a week with a word count of at least 500, but no more than 2,500
- CHANGE: Complete two books a month (physical, audio, or Ebook)
- Take my daughter on a date once a month
- Go on a date with my wife once a month
- Go to the beach twice a month
- Improve my home in at least one way each month
- DONE: Prepare my daughter for the world in at least one way each month
- At least four nights a week, go to sleep (ie. close my eyes) with eight hours, 40 minutes until my alarm is set to go off
- Do 50 one-arm kettlebell rows (50 reps per arm), four days a week
- CHANGE: Consume ten or fewer grams of net carbohydrates a day, five days a week
- Spend five minutes each day thinking of things I’m grateful for
Publish one new post/day, five days a week with a word count of at least 500, but no more than 2,500
In February I published 18 posts, just like in January. 17 of the posts were for my site (read them here) and one was a guest post for another blog.
I published something like 18,000 words in the month, which, put another way, is roughly half a book (the average business/personal development book is around 50k words).
CHANGE: Complete two books a month (physical, audio, or Ebook)
In February I added Ebooks into the mix, experimenting with a Kindle. I like the Kindle and expect to use it more often – particularly when traveling.
I completed five books in February:
- 2/1 – The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein (Audiobook)
- 2/11 – Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude by Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone (Audiobook)
- 2/11 – What Happens in Tomorrow World? by Jordan Gross (Ebook)
- 2/23 – Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein (Audiobook)
- 2/23 – Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (Physical book)
*PS: You can see every book I read in 2021, here. And you can see how I was able to complete 57 books in 2020, here.
Take my daughter on a date once a month
My daughter and I went on our February date on 2/20!
Go on a date with my wife once a month
My wife and I went on our February date on 2/27!
Go to the beach twice a month
In February I went to the beach on:
Improve my home in at least one way each month
In February I hired a locksmith to rekey our garage door.
DONE: Prepare my daughter for the world in at least one way each month
In February we formalized and put into effect our trust, will, and legal guardianship documents.
Moving forward, while there will always be more things to do for my daughter, they no longer require the need of an entire goal dedicated to it. At this point, they’re more one-offs. So this goal is now officially complete!
At least four nights a week, go to sleep (ie. close my eyes) with eight hours, 40 minutes until my alarm is set to go off
In February I completed this goal 16 times. As planned.
Do 50 one-arm kettlebell rows (50 reps per arm), four days a week
I too achieved this goal 16 times, thus totaling 800 reps per arm, 1,600 reps total. An example of something little that builds with time.
CHANGE: Consume ten or fewer grams of net carbohydrates a day, five days a week
Ooof… this goal was a mess. It happens to the best of us, folks!
I am still very much finding the right fit for this one; trying to optimize the physical benefits and the mental costs. I started the month at seven days a week, then went to six, then settled at five. I’ve also been experimenting with more intensive cardio, 24-hour fasts, and more.
Once a little more fine-tuned, I expect to set goals for those activities as well, but at the moment, I’m still experimenting.
Good news for you though. Many articles were created out of my frustrations. Ones that you can use to your advantage. The most notable being:
- I Felt Too Rigid, So I Paused My Goals For The Day
- Winning The Mind: Addressing The Mental Side Of Goal Success
- What To Do When Your Goal Goes From Strive To Strife
- Spontaneous Breaking: A Way To Rest When You Need It
- The Role Of Humility And Flexibility In Goal Setting
- Using The Inevitability Of Disappointment To Your Advantage
By the way, in February I completed this goal 21 times.
Spend five minutes each day thinking of things I’m grateful for
In February I achieved this goal 27 times. There’s always much to be thankful for!
That was my February. How was yours?
Did you make progress? Did you fall behind? Let me know! I’m here to help and always reply back.
PS: When you’re ready to start achieving your goals in the pursuit of a fulfilling life, enroll in my goal success course here.