After doing a 2019 in review, I wanted to set up some new routines for some extra discipline in my life for 2020.
Some systems that I want to set up:
- Reading more.
- Writing more.
- Practicing mindfulness to achieve happiness.
- Practicing clear and present leadership everyday I can (which is everyday).
- Spending time with friends and loved ones.
- Traveling more.
- Working on projects that help me grow my technical acumen and skillset.
- Giving back to my community (technical, city, or other ways).
- Speaking up in the community, at start up events, or technical events.
- Maintaining a healthy life – through daily walks, working out, and getting back to training jiu jitsu 3 times a week.
Now, those are my systems. Based on those systems, I’d like to achieve some goals:
- Have listened (audible) to 40 books this year.
- Have read (physical or kindle) 40 books this year.
- Have finished writing a book draft for my first book.
- Writing at least 2 blog posts a month.
- Have been present and aware as much as I could physically and mentally.
- Practicing leadership with people I mentor or in the community.
- Camped 10 different sites with friends and family.
- Traveled to two countries this year.
- Completed a meaningful project that helps people sell their used goods.
- Given a talk at Ignite Boulder.
- Have spoke at one technical conference.
- Get back to a healthy 185lbs and be healhy enough to train jiu-jitsu 3 times a week consistently.
I realize many of these goals seem binary, and thus, hard to measure. I will measure them by marking a calendar with the days that I achieve the above conditions. By the end of the year, I should see a high percentage of successes in the goals.
Stop, Start, Continue
I just read the QBQ 3-step upgrade post about how to ‘be a better me’. I wanted to try out that exercise here.
I will stop doing
- Complaining about things unless I’m willing to act on it.
- Playing the victim card. I am taking full accountability.
- Accusing other people for things that make me unhappy, I will make that my internal focus.
- Doing things that do not bring me joy.
- Masking my anger by using sarcasm.
I will start doing
- Measuring what matters to me – my reading, my exercise, my habits.
- Taking accountability for my actions.
- Doing more self-care activities, like physical therapy, exercise, etc.
- Doing more, talking less.
- Living more by a budget.
- Practicing randicle candor.
- Reaching out to my parents on a daily/weekly cadence.
I will continue doing
- Being kind whenever possible, it’s always possible
- Helping others when I can (the idea: in order to survive you, I must first survive myself)
- Reaching out to others to give positive reinforcement.
- Being a supportive son and brother to my family. Being a supportive person to my friends.