At the start of last year I set some goals for myself. Let’s see how many of them I managed to achieve during 2019.
- Grow passive income portfolio to €17000. For the third year in a row, I set a goal to reach a certain milestone for a portfolio. I didn’t manage to achieve the goal in the last two years. As they say, the third time is a charm. I smashed the goal, as my stocks portfolio was worth ~€20300 at the end of 2019. If I include P2P lending portfolio, it adds up to ~€21300. At the end of 2018, total portfolio was worth €10234, so it doubled throughout the year. It was mainly driven by portfolio contributions (~€6300) but market returns also added a huge amount. Status – Passed.
- Receive €480 in passive income. Passive income for the year added up to €573.22, so I am happy to say that the goal was beaten by a big margin. It consisted of €82.58 from P2P lending and €490.64 from dividends. Status – Passed.
- Raise PADI (Projected Annual Dividend Income) to $450 from US companies. At he beginning of 2019 PADI from US companies was standing at $236. Due to portfolio contributions, dividend increases and moving my US holdings to another broker to reduce tax on dividends, it was raised to $513. Status – Passed.
- Contribute €600 to our daughter’s fund. This one was pretty simple. I just added €50 to my daughter’s ETFMatic portfolio every month. Currently, her fund is worth €733. Status – Passed.
- Finish “Lithuanian Triathlon Cup” in top 20% of my category. I participated in 5 out of of 7 stages of Lithuanian Triathlon Cup this year. To sum up the results, I ended up on the 66th position out of 270 men in Olympic distance category. This puts me in top 25% of the field. Status – Failed.
- Run a marathon in 3:45. I decided to skip marathon training this year, so didn’t even attempt to complete this goal. Status – Failed.
- Complete Half-Ironman distance triathlon in less than 5:39:43. Similar to previous goal, I didn’t participate in Half-Ironman distance triathlon this year, so I automatically failed this goal as well. Status – Failed.
- Be able to do 20 pull-ups. Last fitness goal was to improve my results in pull-ups and general fitness level. At the beginning of the year I was able to do 3 pull-ups. I did some progress and am now able to do 10 pull-ups but it’s pretty far away from the goal I set to myself. Anyway, I am still happy with this one. We are doing various exercises three times a week before lunch at work consistently. I even encouraged a few colleagues to join me and hopefully improve their health, so that’s another win :). Status – Failed.
Personal Development Goals
- Read 15 books. During 2018 I managed to read 12 books, so I upped the goal to 15 for 2019. Unfortunately, I read less than in previous year. I finished only 9 books in total:
- “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari;
- “The World in Conflict: Understanding the world’s troublespots” by John Andrews;
- “Kaip užauginti žmogų. Mintys iš vaikų psichologo dėžės” (“How to raise a human”) by a lithuanian children psychologist Aušra Kurienė;
- “Stepių vilkas” (“Steppenwolf”) by Hermann Hesse;
- “CEO, China: The Rise of Xi Jinping” by Kerry Brown;
- “Daktaras Miegas” (“Doctor Sleep, The Shinging #2”) by Stephen King;
- “Carrie” by Stephen King;
- “Karo Lakūnas. Pietų Paštas” (“Pilote de Guerre; Vol de Nuit”) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry;
- “The Whole-Brain Child” by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson.
Status – Failed.
- New IT certification. Lastly, I had a goal to achieve some new IT certification. This year, I added ITIL V4 Foundation to my list. Status – Passed.
I only achieved 5 out of 10 goals this year. All of the financial goals were achieved, while all of the fitness ones failed.
Anyway, I am pretty happy with the result. It’s nice to look back and see that you are in a better situation than you were yesterday. Currently, I am still thinking about my goals for 2020. My next post should be about that.
How was your year? Did you manage to achieve your goals? I would love to read your comments!