This is my 2011 half year goals update, since I made my 2011 New Year’s Resolutions. I changed my schedule for reporting my progress to quarterly on or about every three months.
My 2011 New Year’s Resolutions revealed rather ambitious goals. These goals motivate me to be more determined to achieve these goals. I know it won’t be easy and I expect there will be difficulties, but I am determined to succeed. At the end of each quarter, I will share my progress so you can see how I am doing.
Top 100 Personal Finance Blogs – I want to be part of the WISEBREAD Top 100 Personal Finance Blogs. I am using Open Site Explorer (OSE), which is a link popularity checker and backlink analysis tool. The OSE figures only changes monthly. In addition, I am using Alexa Ranking to check my progress.
Although I made significant progress, I need to make more to achieve my goal by the end of the year.
OSE Analysis – As of 6/30, krantcents [1/1/2011] and (#100 Wisebread)
Page Authority –  46 (43)
Domain Authority –  38 (49)
Total Links –  13,688 (11.483)
External Followed Links –  5,122 (5,337)
Linking Root Domains –  115 (175)
Traffic Rank – [610,773] 124,287 (65,382)
Traffic Rank – US [48,128] 19,782 (14,595)
Sites Linking –  71 (242)
Increase workouts – Increase workouts from two (2) times a week to three (3) times a week.
Just about every week, I was able to workout four (4) times a week. Since Daylight Savings Time, I am riding my bicycle outdoors for nearly ninety minutes twice (Tuesday/Thursday) a week . Since I started exercising on my stationary bicycle, I read eight (8) books. Cycling 90 minutes burns approximately 700-750 calories.
Be more patient – In the past, I used my impatience to drive myself to reach goals faster and better.
The last three (3) months has been a real test of my new found patience and I passed!. I have changed my bad habit, although it is still a work in progress. Keeping a journal forced me to address some of the causes of my impatience! Although I may have a long way to go, I noticed small changes in my behavior. Am I now a easy going, relaxed patient guy? Not exactly, however I do see some progress. Some things that would set me off before, does not even get a reaction.
New Year’s Resolutions are goals! My plan is to monitor my progress toward achieving my goals and adjusting my efforts to reach objectives that keep me on track to accomplish my goals. My 2011 Half Year Goals are either on track or I need to step up my effort! I am used to accomplishing my goals, so you will probably see more of me in the second half! I came a long way to accomplish my 2011 half year goals, but there is more to go! There you have it, my 2011 half year goals update!
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