Let’s Review


Back at the start of year I documented a list of possible achievements for the year of 2007. Well we are now well and truly past the halfway point, so now is a good time to review.

Achieved Goal

  • Do more networking outside of the web community. – Achieved
  • Drink less alcohol. – Achieved – not drinking at all during the week now.
  • Get more organised. – Partly – I know what I have to do, it’s just a case of doing it.
  • Hire good developer and CSS people. – Partly – may have the developer bit fixed.
  • Read more tech books cover to cover. – Achieved
  • Stabilise the business income. – Achieved
  • Take up public speaking. – Achieved
  • Write more. – Achieved
  • Watch less TV. – Achieved, down to 2-3 hours a week.
  • Attend at least 2 conferences this year. – Achieved, or will be come the end of September.
  • Take more photos. – Achieved, getting a good DSLR did help.


  • Sleep more and consume less caffeine.
  • Work smarter not longer hours and implement it.
  • Leverage the weekend back.
  • Do less coding and more consulting.
  • Don’t read blogs during the day.
  • Take up rock climbing.
  • Get those decent pair of road blades.

And still this list remains unobtainable, mainly due to lack of time more than anything.

  • Get back on the bike and do more road cycling.
  • Read for pleasure.
  • Draw and paint for pleasure.
  • Write fiction.
  • Take up Kung Fu.
  • Learn to play the Sax.

Or maybe I’m just setting unrealistic goals. What do you think. Do we have a habit of setting goals that are unachievable?