Quarterly Checkpoint – My Sweet Retirement Goals for 2020

Besides the disruption of the COVID-19 outbreak to my financials, the other goals that I have set for myself in the year 2020 have also been affected as well. I was watching a video on productivity on Udemy and came to learn about Chris Guillebeau. As shared by Chris Guillebeau, we should always track and check the status of our goals daily, weekly, monthly or quarterly so that we do not lose focus. Constant tracking of our goals ensure that we are making progression towards achieving our goals at the end of the year.

Since we have reached the quarter of the year, let me recap the goals that I have set for myself in 2020.

Goals Status as of April 2020 Not Met / Partially Met / Met
A Better Parent
Do at least 1 activity together per month Before the sports facilities are closed before COVID-19 outbreak, we do go swimming together as a family once a week. We also visited the arcade at least once a month. Met
Contribute at least S$600 to each of my child OCBC Young Savers Account I have contributed $150 to each of my child savings account from January to March. Met
A Better Leader
Read 12 Self Improvement Books Below are some good reads that I have borrowed from National Library.
  • Goodbye Things – Fumio Sasaki
  • Make Space – Regina Wong
Partially Met

(1 book short. I am supposed to read 1 book each month)

Watch 12 Courses From Udemy
  • 7 Scientifically Proven Steps to Increase Your Influence
  • Self-Confidence: 40 minute Confidence and Self Esteem Guide
  • Radiate Confidence: How to Create a 1000 Watt Presence
  • How to be Successful: Create A Growth Mindset For Success
  • Time Management Mastery: Do More, Stress Less
  • Stress Management: 40+ easy ways to deal with stress
  • Time Management Secrets For Busy People

(7 self learning videos watched)

A Healthier and Fitter Me
Run 300KM I have ran a total distance of 165.7KM from January to March. Met
Workout at Gym 36 Times I used to visit the gym once a week. I have only managed to visit the gym once in January before the COVID-19 outbreak. The gyms are closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Not Met

(Impacted by COVID-19)

Less Financial Stress
Achieve 11.5K of Passive Income The stock market has crashed due to COVID-19 outbreak. With REITs slashing dividends payout, I doubt I am able to achieve this goal in 2020. Not Met

(Impacted by COVID-19)

Purchase 8K Worth of Singapore Savings Bonds I have purchased S$1000 worth of Singapore Savings Bonds from January to March. With falling interest rates, I am still hesitating if I should continue my regular purchase of Singapore Savings Bonds. Partially Met

(Skipped March Issue of SSB)

COVID-19 has certainly disrupted my resolutions for 2020, especially my financial goals. With the government announcing COVID-19 counter measures such as “circuit breaker”, I will most likely be spending more time at home, so are my kids. It is probably a good time to catch up with more reading and exercise to keep fit.

Have you been catching up with your goals for 2020?

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