I started the year 2014 by announcing publicly my goals for 2014. You can find them here.
I now wanted to reflect on the year gone by and do a self-appraisal on my progress from where I started and intended to reach.
I had decided that the single word for the year would be “Transformation” – in 5 different realms.
I am glad that I have been able to lose 7Kgs and a few inches around my waist. What worked in my favor was getting a fitbit device.
The device provided the constant feedback on how I was doing vis-a-vis my goal (10k steps a day) and that spurred me towards achieving my goal.
I am yet to become fit enough to run a half marathon or even a 5KM run, but I think I am on my way.
I think I did good on this front as well. I wanted to discover new authors, new people, new thinking process and new ways to think.
You can find a complete list of this set of interesting people here.
I found these cool people through reading some interesting books, listening to some cool podcasts and by following some very interesting blogs.
I can definitely say that my outlook to life has expanded because of these people and I have definitely grown intellectually.
This is probably one area where I did not make as much progress as I would have liked to. I did spend a little bit more time with my family than the last year but not nearly as much as I originally wanted to when I started this year.
One feedback that i got from my wife and son is that even when I was at home with them, I was usually glued to my iPhone, usually accessing Facebook, twitter, email or some other social sites.
So, I have done away with all these apps from my iPhone and iPad. Now, I don’t have anything that I can do on my iPhone except for email, call and text, which I’ve already found ways to keep at a minimum. Hopefully 2015 would be a better year for me on this front.
I made a couple of big investments this year and created a financial plan, including risk mitigation.
I’ve not yet been able to create any passive source of income yet. However, there are a lot of ideas that i am currently exploring that would enable me to achieve the goal of financial freedom some time soon.
Looking forward to implementing them soon.
This is probably the one realm of my life where I had the most growth in.
I can say with a lot of certainty that every person on earth is on this journey to discover their spiritual side and I am glad that i am finding it so soon in my life. It is not only liberating for me but also gives a lot of strength to me as an individual to do what is the right thing to do.
Overall Rating for my performance against my goals:
Having said all of this, I think I would give myself an ‘A‘ on the performance for the year 2014.
How was 2014 for you? Have you already reflected on this? If you have not yet done so, I strongly recommend doing this exercise.