I'm doing my annual "goal planning" this week and took some time to review the past few years goals (and success rate) and it isn't pretty. First, here are the stats: 2005 9/14 63% 2006 12/15 80% 2007 7/13 54% 2008 5/9 56% My goals are a combination of personal (fitness, finance, charity, vacation etc) and professional goals. clearly, 2006 was a great year, but I've been sliding hard since then. 2008 was an odd year from the beginning with me leaving the IRC for Microsoft, so I expected some fluctuation (notice the drop in total number of goal targets - down to 7 from 13 in 2007). As a way to get this out of my system, here's what I achieved, and what I didn't this past year: Success! Maintain 180 lbs Coach sports (specifically spring/fall softball and winter basketball). I also helped out with all-star softball and recently started a coaching blog . 1/2 speaking gigs Establish myself in my new role at Microsoft Build blog readership (>200 visits per
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