How I Accomplished 90% of My 2020 New Year’s Resolutions

I set 84 resolutions and succeeded, despite a pandemic. Here’s my system of setting goals, tracking outcomes, and reviewing progress.

A woman is facing the horizon with her arms held high in a sign of victory
A woman is facing the horizon with her arms held high in a sign of victory
Photo by Eunice De Guzman on Unsplash
A table that shows the author’s 9 life categories and their accomplished and total goals. She has completed 90% of her goals
A table that shows the author’s 9 life categories and their accomplished and total goals. She has completed 90% of her goals
Goal completion summary. All following images courtesy of the author.

Knowledge: Relevant Books, Courses, and Experiences

Books

Courses

My own experience

The Journal: Accountability

An example of the priorities the author established for the fourth quarter of 2020
An example of the priorities the author established for the fourth quarter of 2020
Prioritized goals summary. All remaining photos by the author.
Examples of the monthly, weekly and daily view of the author’s journal
Examples of the monthly, weekly and daily view of the author’s journal
Monthly, weekly, and daily journal views.
Example of the tracking sheet the author used in her journal
Example of the tracking sheet the author used in her journal
Tracking for Health & Fitness category.
Example of the gratitude, learnings and big ideas prompts in the author’s journal
Example of the gratitude, learnings and big ideas prompts in the author’s journal
Daily reflection prompts.

The Plan: The Step-by-Step Methodology

1. The ideal outcome

Goal-setting journal example for the Health & Fitness category
Goal-setting journal example for the Health & Fitness category
Goal-setting journal example for the Health & Fitness category.

2. The phased plan

Goal prioritization journal example for the first quarter of 2020.
Goal prioritization journal example for the first quarter of 2020.
Goal prioritization journal example for the first quarter of 2020.

3. The execution

Monthly, weekly, and daily journal example views for April
Monthly, weekly, and daily journal example views for April
Monthly, weekly, and daily journal example views for April.

4. The quarterly revision

Goal tracking journal example for Health & Fitness category.
Goal tracking journal example for Health & Fitness category.
Goal tracking journal example for the Health & Fitness category.

Final Words

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