I’ve found that reviewing my goals monthly really helps to keep what I want at the front of my mind and thoughts. It allows me to review my progress, identify areas that need improvement, and to ensure that I keep on track throughout the year.

My two favourite quotes on goals:

1. A goal is just a dream with a deadline.
2. The best way to predict the future, is to create it.

A new update will be available every month! Check out below for my latest posts.

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2021 Goal Progress – September

August was a pretty decent month in terms of goals. Increases across the board with finances, health/fitness has been pretty stable, and my other YouTube and personal development goals have all made progress. If you want to see my goals for 2021 and original starting points, with more explanation and background, check out my Goals …

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2021 Goal Progress – June

Just one month away from the half-way point for 2021! A lot has been happening this year, and creating these monthly goal reviews has really kept me on track and focused. May was interesting – quite a few changes with my finances, but I’ve been making really good progress with my PT business and a …

Continue reading 2021 Goal Progress – June

2021 Goal Progress – May

It felt like April went very quickly. The biggest change during April was launching my mobile personal training business, Nathan’s Mobile PT, and it somewhat surprisingly kicking off VERY quickly, now taking up all of my spare time in the mornings – time I wasn’t doing anything anyway! Apart from that, some really good progress …

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2021 Goal Progress – April

This post was a little later than usual due to being on holiday and taking some time off from everything. Need to slowly return to my usual habits and keep focused on my goals. There weren’t any major changes in March, but I made some really good progress on a number of goals! Especially financial! …

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Goals for 2021

I found that categorising my goals into categories last year (finances/wealth, health/fitness etc), helped to keep me focused on those areas throughout the year. I have found that having approximately 3 goals per area was managable and allowed me to keep on track and on top of everything. I’ll be continuing with that theme in …

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2020 Goal Review

At the beginning of this year, I wrote a post about the goals I wanted to achieve, the full post, with all the extra details can be seen here: Goals for 2020 While most of them have remained the same, after a few months, I decided to alter some slightly and include extras due to …

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2020 Year in Review

Every year, I write out a summary of my year. Key events, experiences, lessons, and anything else that comes to mind. It’s my opportunity to review my behaviour, progress, situation, and any aspect of my life I find interesting. While I write posts about my personal goals and progress, this is more of an account …

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2020 Goal Progress – December

Can’t believe it’s almost mid-December 2020. What a year. I’m grateful and fortunate to live and work in an area that wasn’t really influenced by COVID – allowing me to continue with work and make progress across my personal goals. I know it hasn’t been easy for some. For me personally, it’s been a great …

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Mid-Year Review 2020

Every year I always write my yearly review which goes over my goals, as well as anything interesting that I did during the year. It’s great to determine what you did that made you happy (and do more of it) as well as a great way to recap the year and to review past accomplishments …

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2020 Goal Progress – May

Made some really good progress towards the more financial/wealth sides of things in April! Check out my post on my FIRE progress here. I’ve also made a lot of progress towards my Nathan Challenges Life YouTube channel – I’m now at 11 videos! It’s been really fun delving into the realm of YouTube. I made …

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2020 Goal Progress – April

March was a very interesting month. My financial/wealth goals haven’t really progressed due to the COVID-19 pandemic… well, that isn’t entirely true. I am continuing to invest, and so while there is this market decline, it’s great news for long-term investors (which includes myself). I made progress across a number of my other goals, some …

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2020 Goal Progress – March

February was a productive month across a number of my goals. For descriptive information for each of my goals, check out my Goals for 2020 post. Financial/Wealth Reach a net worth of $100,000 Currently at $35,627, an increase of 1.5% from February. The current market drop hasn’t helped my goal, as I explain in my …

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2020 Goal Progress – February

Progress was made across a lot of my goals. For descriptive information for each of my goals, check out my Goals for 2020 post. Financial/Wealth Reach a net worth of $100,000 Currently at $35,099, up from $25,677 – an increase of 27% since the start of January! Grow my Australian investment portfolio to $70,000 Currently …

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Goals for 2020

Super excited about my goals for this year! I will be writing a monthly review/summary at the start of each month to keep me on track. If you haven’t written down any specific goals for this year, I would really recommend to do so. Just the act of thinking and writing your goals down can …

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2019 Goal Review

Throughout 2019, a group of friends and I participated in a monthly review of our goals. We would share progress, set backs, and any new ideas. I found this monthly review incredibly helpful to keep the goal at the forefront of my mind and to ensure that my actions worked towards acheiving them. Below is …

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