On my 9/8/2015 post, I had written that the point I can retire is when my passive income I receive exceeds my expenses. And that amount is $3,000 per month in passive income. Therefore, my goal at that time of the post was to receive $36,000 in dividends by 2041. I had also posted a breakdown of target dividend income goals for each year from 2015 to 2041, which can be found here.
Now that the year is over, it's time to reflect on how I did. My 2015 dividend goal was $3,600 as of 9/8/2015. The actual amount of dividends I received was $4,436.13. I surpassed this goal by $836.13, or 23.23%! This is 12.32% of $36,000, which means I've already attained 12.32% of the total dividends I need to retire.
Since the amount of dividends I actually received exceeds the projected 2019 dividends, I'll need to revise my projected dividend amounts. You can find these revised projected dividend goals for each year here.