At the beginning of the year we shared what our individual goals were because when we meet with you, we ask you what your goals and aspirations are so we thought it only fair to share ours too! With the EOFY soon approaching many of us take the time to reflect and measure our progress against our set goals. In this article, we do just that! We’re keeping ourselves accountable. You can see below what each of our goals was and how we are progressing. As you scroll down you’ll see some great achievements and a few excuses [stumbling blocks!] but what’s important to note is that we are sharing our goals and research shows that by writing our goals down and sharing them means we increase our chance of achieving them.

Brian McPhail

Catching up more with friends by arranging lunches every fortnight together.
Visiting our daughter in Oxford in July.
Help organise the volunteers for the Presidents Cup Golf in December.

Update – I have not been able to catch up with friends as planned as I have had multiple priorities at work. Have booked the flights in July to visit my daughter and I am in the process of organising the volunteers for the Presidents Cup.

Wayne Durdin

To declutter.
Having recently moved (downsized) I now have boxes of things that I have not seen or used in years & need to decide what to keep, what to donate & what to throw out by April 2019.

Update -I have effectively achieved my goal. I do still have a few “family” items that need sorting & which are out of my control, otherwise, I believe I have achieved my goal.

Matthew Drew

To turn back the clock and run another half marathon by following a 12-week running plan by March 2019.

Update – My training was going well, however, I found my progress was moving slower than I had expected.  I had to reassess my strategy to focus on general health and fitness first to enable me to meet my goal which meant a change in my timeframe.  Unfortunately, a burst appendix put an end to the training for the time being however the goal is still to achieve a half marathon by the end of the year.

Andrew Beltramello

Build a deck in the backyard by July 2019.

Update – Unfortunately I will have to reassess my goal and postpone the building of a deck until next year.

Rebecca Rosario

Increasing the days I volunteer to two days a week next year.
Recommence dance classes once a week.
Connect more with relatives by catching up with them at least once a month.

Update – I volunteer almost regularly twice a week – I am on a team for Alpha which runs for 11 weeks and I do my current volunteer work at Careline once a fortnight. Also in April, I joined the Brotherhood of St Lawrence where I do occasional volunteer work as an urban camp leader. Re-commenced dance classes in May 2019. Have not had a chance to achieve my goal and connect more with the family will focus on it in the next 6 months.

Monika Murti

Design and renovate the laundry area by June 2019.

Update – We have ripped out old cabinets and sink area. We had a plumber come in and reallocate taps and plumbing. We have booked in the plastering to waterproof the walls. Next step is to get a cabinet maker to fit out the laundry.

Stephen Howard

Travel to Italy by July 2019 and win a cricket premiership by March 2019.

Update – We didn’t manage to win a cricket premiership but was selected in my club’s team of the year. Italy trip postponed until 2020.

Lewis Morgan

My 2019 goals are to increase my knowledge surrounding accounting topics and improve my efficiency and accuracy when completing tasks at work.

Update – Since I wrote my last goal I feel that I’ve made great progress in my knowledge, efficiency, as well as accuracy, but I still have a long way to go. I would like to thank the managers and partners for supporting me throughout my time here so I can continue to improve.

Prisca Languila

By saving $200 every fortnight and go back to Mauritius by December 2019.

Update – My savings are on track for the trip in December and have started looking at flights to find the best dates for travel.

Louise Davey

Travel to New Zealand by July 2019.

Update – I have successfully achieved my goal by travelling to the North Islands of New Zealand between 19th – 29th of April.

Chathu DeSilva

To get ripped 6 pack abs by September 2019 by exercising at least 4 times a week and by eating healthy at least 5 days a week.

Update – Although I have not achieved my goal yet, progressing towards the goal I have set has made me feel more fit and healthy. I have been going to the gym at least 4 times a week and eating healthy at least 5 days week.

Goals don’t need to be complicated, but they do need to be written down, shared and worked towards otherwise they are just a dream!

Do you have a new goal that we don’t know about yet that we can help you achieve? Perhaps you know someone who could benefit from our advice and support? Please feel free to contact us.