I’ve been in a funk lately and I would love to blame on the weather change but it’s not. It’s my motivation.
For the past two months I’ve done very little and the year is almost 1/3 over. I have a lot of catching up if I want to get most of the things done on my new year’s resolutions list.
My list is pretty long and it scares me sometimes just to look at it. If I can get half of it done then I’ll be happy. However, as I was looking at the list I found there are some commonalities. Most of the items belongs to either things I want to learn or things I want to create.
- Read two books per month
- Learn 50 Chinese vocabularies per day using Anki
- Finish web development courses on FreeCodeCamp.com
- Learn Processing by reading Processing Handbook
- Learn 50 songs on guitar
- Write well and often
- Edit photographs
- Take more photographs
- Experiment with other creative outputs, ie drawing, design.
The more I see what a human ought to do, the more I realize that the whole process is a “take and give.” Taking is by learning something other people have done and giving is by creating something for other people. The whole thing can be viewed as a cycle.
I believe understanding this is crucial to self improvement. Everyday, I must take something from someone through learning and everyday I must give something back by producing and creating.
Let this guide me through the rest of this year. I’m very interested to see the results when the year ends.