Goal Progress Report–Aug 2020

This is my every other month report, which has worked out better than every month. Last year I tried every month and when I didn’t make progress, I started ignoring reminders. For me, the too often a reminder was demotivating. It might be a better check for others, but not for me.

I do have a weekly reminder to spend some time, which sometimes works, but not enough. I likely need to move this to a different day/time.

This is an update on where I am.

Reading Goals

Here were my goals for the year.

  • 3 technical books
  • 2 non-technical books

Books I’ve tackled:

I made an effort during some lunches and breaks to work on Making Work Visible and finished it. The middle of the book was hard, but the end got me thinking again. I’ll write a review soon.

No Power BI or White Fragility. I’ve been a little unfocused and struggling to cope for a couple months and trying to let my brain relax when I can.

I added the last book after hearing the author talk about poker and how it relates to life and decision making. So far, it’s a mix of poker, fear, and the challenges of imperfect information.

Project Goals

Here were my project goals, working with software

  • A Power BI report that updates from a database
  • A mobile app reading data from somewhere
  • A website that showcases changes and data from a database.

I started compiling some data, grabbing some stats from my life. I’m loading that into a db , as a part of life and some content work, so I’ll write about that. Once I get that loaded, I’m thinking to use that db as a way to kick start some of these items. Work is slowing slightly in Sept, so I think I’ll fold some of this into my focus at work. Maybe this will be a way for me to make more progress.

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4 Responses to Goal Progress Report–Aug 2020

  1. Greg Moore says:

    You know, it’s funny, I ALMOST wrote a very similar post today talking about my goals and setting goals, etc.

    And to get very meta, one of my goals for 2 years now has been to blog at least once a week. I’ve actually achieved that most weeks.

    I like goals.


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