Happy New Year 2020! 🎉
Holy cow! 2019 went by real quick. The theme I chose to go with for 2019 was Consistency. Whatever I did, I just wanted to do it consistently. Leading a disciplined life has always been something that I strived for, but, I never really put in my effort in the right direction. To lead a disciplined life, consistency is the key. Humility also adds a lot of weight to it.
The way I arrived at this decision was completely unexpected and accidental. In January 2019, I decided to come up with a resolution for the rest of the year. In order to do this, I made a big list of things I wanted to do. Then, I prioritized the list of things to figure out which one meant the most to me. I jotted down all the pros and cons of picking up a particular resolution from the list. I put in a lot of thought into this, since, picking up a resolution meant that I had to follow it through for the rest of the year. After a point, all the things I prioritized bubbled up the fact that I needed to be more disciplined about whatever I did.
I mean, by definition, a New Year’s Resolution means
A firm decision made on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day to do or refrain from doing something over the course of the coming year
Thus, I ended up discarding all my specific resolutions and sticking with a high-level resolution of being disciplined.
After carefully assessing my year, I feel like I did a decent job at maintaining consistency. I could’ve done better, but, I’m getting there. I’ve at least got the basics down. So, I can use this experience and knowledge to get better in 2020.
Highlights of 2019
→ Started at Adobe.
→ Went on a 3 day 32 mile backpacking hike/camping trip to Havasupai. Hiked to Havasu falls, Mooney falls & Beaver falls. It was an amazing experience. Highly recommend the hike.
→ Built a few fun open source projects.
→ Achieved my personal best at writing the most number of blog posts in a calendar year.
→ Built a sustenance plan in order to stay fit.
That’s about it. Hope you all have a Wonderful and Happy New Year/Decade.