My 3 Biggest Goals For the Rest of 2021

Looking back at the goals I wrote in January and reassessing.

Chris Wojcik
6 min readJul 4, 2021


Photo via Giselle Villasenor Photography

With June ending the other day, 2021 is officially at the halfway point.

I’ve never actually been to church, but thank God.

For me, 2021 has been more challenging than 2020 was, primarily because, in 2020, I was a happy-go-lucky undergrad who, once Covid struck, moved back into the safety of his parent's home to wait out the end of the world. I was bored, but I was safe.

2020 was much harder for most people than it was for me. However, 2021 has been a little bit more challenging. As the world has reopened, I’ve had to grow up quite a bit. I’ve been trying to build an online writing business (copywriting, blogging, and more to come) while fighting in Jiu-Jitsu tournaments all over the country, and teaching private lessons and classes to make extra cash as well. I’m actually… working on stuff now, which is a big change from last year, where I was barely a real person.

With that said, the year is at a halfway point, and these are the 3 goals that I am focusing on going into the 3rd quarter of 2021:

1. Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu-Jitsu is the centerpiece of everything I do in life. I’ve taken kind of an unconventional path in post-grad life in order to keep this true, and as much as I love to hate on the perils fighting and competition sometimes, it’s so integral to who I am and how I see the world. I won’t compete forever, but for the immediate future, I’m going to get everything out of Jiu-Jitsu that I can.

My goals for the rest of 2021 in Jiu-Jitsu are divided into three categories: training, teaching, and competing.

For training, my biggest goals are to improve on techniques I’ve been working on (super unique, I know) and to travel and train at least several new places and cities before the year is out. If all goes well (fingers crossed), I’ll be taking a trip to Europe at the end of the year and I’ll finally get a taste of what Jiu-Jitsu training (and possibly competition) is like outside of the US.

As a teacher, I’m very raw. Right now, all I’m trying to do is improve my communication skills as I teach. I’m just scratching the…