Goals for 2024: Mid-Year Check-In

At the halfway point of 2024, I reflect on my progress, challenges, and adjustments toward my personal and creative goals set in January.

June 15, 2024

Goals for 2024: Mid-Year Check-In

In January, I set forth a series of goals for 2024, ranging from personal health to creative endeavors. As we reach the midpoint of the year, it's a great time to reflect on my progress, the challenges I've faced, and the adjustments I've made along the way.

Revisiting these goals helps me stay accountable and keeps me motivated to continue pushing forward.

Goal 1: Don’t die

In my original post, I emphasized prioritizing my health with regular workouts. Unfortunately, I haven’t kept up with this - although I am still alive!

Goal 2: Start working on some “small bets” to approach financial independence

I put this goal on hold because I rank it lower in importance than my other goals. Starting in July, I plan to continue this goal by releasing at least one SaaS or product in 2024.

Goal 3: Work on a YouTube channel

For fun, I’ve been practicing the techniques to produce great videos - videography, lighting, editing - but I haven’t released any. My grand total of nine (9) subscribers will have to wait until later in the year for the next one. 😂

Goal 4: Practice chess more

In my spare time, I’ve been practicing chess on my phone. It’s been an excellent stress reliever, and I’m getting progressively better at it.

‌Goal 5: Write more blog posts

Since my January update, I have written four blog posts in total. That’s way better than my normal pace, so I’d count this goal on track. I hope to write at least one post per month from now on.

Goal 6: Read at least 12 books

I’ve read a few books already this year, but I'm running a little behind schedule. Here are some of the books I’ve read so far:

  • Feel Good Productivity by Ali Abdaal
  • Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks
  • The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin
  • The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

Goal 7: Post my progress publicly

This post is how I’m posting my progress publicly, so I’m on track. Thank you for being part of the journey!