It's no use just making goals. You need to assess them.
How did I do with last year's New Year's Resolutions? Let's find out.
I scored myself a pass or fail for each one...
2017's goals were:
1. Blog more
I published 26 blog posts in 2017, up from 11 in 2016.
That's not the one a week I planned (it's literally half that!) but I'm still pretty happy.
I was helped along the way by an adorable twitter bot created by my student @EliteFreq which tweeted at me when I didn't blog that week:
@stepupjapanese What am I meant to read today?! You've not posted a blog post! 😱 (❤️🤖)— David Sharp (@EliteFreq) August 25, 2017
This was genuinely very motivating.@stepupjapanese Cats in exchange for blog posts? 🐈 (❤️🤖)— David Sharp (@EliteFreq) September 22, 2017
Conclusion: PASS. Tell your friends your goals, so they can support you along the way.
2. Finish some books
3. Watch more drama with my students
4. Have more parties
5. Be reflective
How did you get on with your New Year's resolutions in 2017?
And have you made this year's yet? I'm still whittling down my list...