It’s the end of the year which means it’s time to check in on my 2015 Jiu Jitsu goals. It was a year of highs and lows. This year I was able to grow in certain areas and realize that I really need to work on others. Before I post my goals for 2016 I wanted to look back at my 2015 goals and reflect on how I did.
#1 WORK TOWARDS MY BROWN BELT
I can confidently say that I achieved this goal. While I didn’t earn my brown belt, I did receive the last two stripes on my purple belt. Since my last stripe was in August it’s safe to say that 2016 will probably be the year I earn my brown belt. In my next blog post I’ll share how my 2016 goals are going to help me work towards my brown belt.
#2 KEEP UP WITH MY JIU JITSU NOTEBOOK
I did it! I was able to document my training in a paper based notebook. For the first few months of the year I kept up with the detailed format that I got from Jiu Jitsu magazine. Towards June my journals turned into 1 paragraph stream of conscious thoughts about my training. Even though the less detailed format didn’t contain as much information about my training, I did find myself being more honest in the 1 paragraph format. I also found that I was able to pin point exactly what I needed to document. I plan on keeping up this habit in 2016.
#3 POST MORE OFTEN
Ehhh…So I somewhat accomplished this. I found myself going through spurts with my blog posts. I would post for a few weeks in a row and then not post for a month or two. Even though I didn’t post as much, I did post several detailed breakdowns of various positions and submissions. In 2016 I want to continue to use this format.
There you have it. My 2015 goals check in. If you have not had a chance to reflect on your 2015 goals I suggest doing so before the end of the year.