On New Year Resolutions

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I have thought long and hard about this. I analysed the promises I made to myself last year and did not keep. I also analysed the ones I was able to make good progress on.

As a result, this year, I decided to keep it simple. I made three categories in my life that I wanted to either see a change or growth in. Here are my main goals for this year:

1. Career: take one huge risk in my career. I am okay to fail just as long as I dared to dream. In my life so far, my career is something that has happened to me rather than something I actively went out to seek. As a result, even though I am in a very fast growing career and doing well in it, I can never tell if this is something I actually want to do for the rest of my life. So, there is a risk waiting to be taken

2. Arts: Master Gouache as a medium and get comfortable with painting realistic looking portraits. I have had no formal training in arts and hard as it is to admit, I am just not as good at executing my creative ideas as someone who has had a proper training. As a result a LOT of my ideas remain un-executed. However, I have also come to realise there is no dearth of resources out there. And I really cannot use the lack of professional training as a crutch anymore

3. Environment: Reduce 2 things – number of Uber/Auto rides I take and number of clothes I buy. There are at least thousand other things that I want to do. But we have to start somewhere and this is where I am taking my stand for this year.

I hope to make progress in each of these goals every month, I will keep this blog posted with the progress I have made each month.

What resolutions have been haunting you this year? Let me know in the comments!

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