2023 Goals: wrap up (95.45%)

Thiago Moreira
Thiago Moreira
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This article is a wrap up of my 2023 journey to fulfill my New Year’s Resolution. If you want to know more about it take a look at my 2023 Goals list.

2023 is gone and the year window to push yourself has closed!

I’m super happy with the results even though I "failed" to complete the objective.

95.45% is the final progress and it is super close to 100% which per se is already a big win! But I'm also happy because this is the very first time that I was able to commit, track and complete my New Year’s Resolution.

In past years I did like 94% of the people and dropped the challenge during the year. According to a recent study from Forbes only 6% of the people stick with the New Year's resolution until December 31.

New Year's Resolutions Statistics 2024

New Year's Resolutions Statistics 2024


I’m also thrilled because not only did I hit 100% in some goals but I went beyond the target by 50% in at least 4 goals out of 7.

You might be thinking that I set too low a target… well it is possible but keep in mind that I’m a husband, father of two (3 and 22 years old) and I work in a global operation.

December progress

2023 monthly evolution

Analyzing December's numbers I can see that my monthly progress was 12.92% way more than the perfect world which is 8.33%. I also conquered another 10.40% in progress beyond 100%.

Despite the good progress I dropped the ball in the least priority goal "Travel with family to 3 Brazilian cities". Agenda conflicts and money being redirected to the most priority goal made that happen. No regrets!

Goal by goal progress

2023 Goals — December Update

Lessons learned

This was by far one of the most challenging years in my life. Not only because I challenge myself but also because the changes that the company that I work for is undergoing.

Nonetheless I'm super happy with my results. I can attribute this good outcome to a few things:

  1. My commitment to make this happen this time;
  2. Use of the S.M.A.R.T. framework to defined my goals;
  3. Being able to measure the goal was key to see progress;
  4. Progress is motivation;

One last thing that I would like to mention is that part of my motivation this year came from an enjoyable process of building something new.

Everything started in May when I realized that the service (Goalify) that I was using to measure progress had some gaps. After looking for alternatives (again) I decided to build my own.

And from this decision I created https://www.37goals.com which is a service that helps you to define, track and achieve personal goals using IA, data-driven analyses and chatbots.

The screenshots that I'm sharing here on Medium were taken from my own account.

If you are also a data-driven person like me and liked the way that I organize and track my goals, please give a try on the 37 Goals!

All feedback is welcome!