This is a strange timing to think about personal goals for 2016 halfway the year. Fellow bloggers are reviewing their half year progress already and I am just starting to create my personal goals. Before I had this blog I never thought about setting them. That is one of the great things blogging makes me do! It forces me to think about what I am doing. Not only about my personal goals, but also about why I buy a stock. If I want to keep all of my stocks or sell some and how to improve my knowledge about them. But it also forces you to think about other things in life. From personal development to spending time with my family and friends. I see this as a great thing and I can already say that this is one of the big things I like about having this blog.
My goals have to be set according to a certain standard. A well known way of doing that is using the SMART method.
Using a method like this assures that all goals are clear and achievable within a certain time frame. My time frame for these goals will be the end of 2016. I have created goals in a couple of categories. Without further ado you can find my 2016 goals here.
Goals for 2016
- Collect € 200 in nett dividend payments.
- Reach a total portfolio value of € 10.000.
- Reach a savings rate of 25% of income over the year. This is without the costs for the house rebuilding I posted about earlier.
- Keep the costs of our house rebuilding within the budget of € 23.000 we set for ourselves.
- Create at least 40 posts in the 2nd half of 2016 on this blog.
- Achieve a 1000 page views in a single month.
- Achieve my first 50 comments on my posts.
- Read at least 2 books about investing.
- Follow 2 online seminars about investing.
Family and personal life
- Spend some time with my daughter every day.
- Keep my wife happy.
- Ride at least 3000km on my road bike and 500km on my mountainbike.
These are my goals in different aspects of our life for 2016. Maybe some will be added if appropriate. Some are well under way and some have to be started yet. But I think all of these goals are achievable. I will check back every now and then to monitor my progress and this gives me some experience for setting my 2017 goals at the end of 2016!
Do you use personal goals to keep you motivated about progress? How do you monitor your goals? What do you think of the goals I set? Don’t hesitate to comment on this post. And don’t forget, in the end you are helping me to achieve one of my goals by commenting. 🙂