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Early 2021, I had planned to update the progress of my goal's list every quarter. I'm a tad behind on this!
To hold onto the accountability loop and make sure I'm not just writing down goals for the sake of it. For this year, I want to use the power of three - to set myself three goals each year. And, for this year alone here's my list:
This has been my goal for the last 2 years. Practising an excuse I tell myself that Gym is boring or eating healthy food is a nuisance in the amounting preparation that is required. I know I can't falter from the disciplined practice to achieve a well-defined physique. I know this because I have done it before. So to repeat the same process should not be hard, right? Well, incorrect - anything that isn't hard doesn't highlight progress. This new process of mine will be different. I need to hold myself accountable by being consistent. During COVID-19 lockdown, I resorted to weight lifting with some old, run-down tyres. It progressed but didn't last for long with changing season - I resorted to band work, stretching. I need to stay consistent and build a routine around my workouts that I can enjoy.
Learn to ride a motorbike 🏍
So, as of April 12, 2021 - the reopening of many services has also opened the doors to my second goal. In the coming weeks, I'll be booking away my CBT test with a licensed trainer. A CBT is compulsory basic training that provides a 2-year timeline to attain the necessary license. I'll report back on the progress in the coming months.
Improve on my coding 👨🏽💻
I have been hearing the importance of being able to code and how it improves problem-solving.
Initially, I'd subjected myself to a single day to practice on my coding - more specifically on Friday's. I intend to make this a routinely 3 times per week practice. I have been using Udemy as my interface to learn and improve. In my next quarter review, I'll report back on how have I been doing.
Coming to an end, I want to take this opportunity to highlight this is a milestone newsletter for myself as my 50th issue. Proud of this one!
Well, that's all for this week!
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