My 2017 goals

Happy New Year 2017!

In 2017, I want to focus on the same 7 things I focused in 2016 (list mentioned below). But this year I want to keep my goals measurable in order to track the progress more accurately.

  1. Improve knowledge on asset & wealth management, digital and product management
  2. Write daily – fiction story or blog post or private journal
  3. Read book or listen podcast daily (alternate: watch meaningful movie)
  4. Exercise 4 times a week – yoga, crossfit, running
  5. Practice gratitude and visualization daily
  6. Spent more quality time with Kiaan, Isha, family and friends
  7. Simplify life / Declutter

~~List of my 2017 Goals~~

Career Goal:

  • Complete DMCA training (Jan 2017)
  • Complete Digital 101 training (Feb 2017)
  • Complete AWM training (Feb and Mar 2017)
  • Publish Robo whitepaper (Mar 2017)
  • Complete product management book (Sep 2017)

Writing Goal:

  • Write 24 blog posts and/or short stories in a year

Reading Goal:

Health Goal:

  • Reduce 10 kilograms weight in a year
  • Run 365 miles in a year
  • Drink 6 glasses of water daily

Gratitude Goal:

  • Practice gratitude every morning
  • Practice gratitude and visualization before bed at night

Family Goal:

  • One vacation with Isha and Kiaan
  • Complete Kiaan’s scarpbook
  • Read books to Kiaan 3 times a week
  • Play structured games with Kiaan 3 times a week
  • Photo session with Kiaan at least once every month

Simplify life / Declutter goal:

  • Structure all the digital documents and pictures scattered across various locations into hard drive and dropbox
  • Delete all the unwanted digital documents
  • Same with physical documents
  • Maintain the new file structure
  • Let go off people who don’t care

5 best things happened to me in 2016

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1. Moved back to US: I left US in 2013 to pursue MBA from IIMA with a strong sense to come back and settle down in US for few good years. I am fortunate to move back to States in early 2016 with a much better role and job opportunity.

2. Isha gifted Kiaan to me: This is the best thing that happened in my life for which the year 2016 will always be memorable. My baby boy – Kiaan – arrived in my life on 28th of May 2016 and promoted me to fatherhood. I feel blessed.

3. Visited India to have Kiaan receive blessings from his great grandparents: I am so grateful to see my grandparents play with my son and shower their eternal blessings on him. I am immensely thankful to God for this.

4. Completed my 2016 writing goal: I feel accomplished to write 24 blog posts and 2 short stories (6000 words each) in year 2016.

5. Completed (to a good extent) my 2016 exercise and healthy diet goal: Though I missed my weight loss with few kilograms  (that too because I went to India for a month and as you must know mom’s food and dieting don’t coexist), but I am satisfied with my dedication and my results. I ran 3 days a week and followed a strict low-carb-high-protein diet straight for 4 months.  I lost 7 kilograms (my target was 11).

Happy 2017!

2016 writing goal completed

2016 Writing Goal: I wrote 2 short stories (2500 words each) in 2015 as a part of Write India contest campaigned by TOI. I promise to myself to write two blogs every month in 2016.

List of 24 blog posts I wrote in year of 2016. (Additionally, I wrote two short stories of 6000 words each but I am not allowed to share them on my blog). It’s a great feeling to complete a goal successfully :-)

  1. What-the-fuck & Low carb diet
  2. My readings for 2016
  3. Again among Top 10 winners in Write India contest
  4. Introducing Kiaan (daddy blog post 1)
  5. Private: Kiaan fourth month’s memories (daddy blog post)
  6. Private: Kiaan’s arrival (daddy blog post 2)
  7. Lack of exercise takes its toll
  8. My money (focus) is on 7
  9. Flashback Friday #1 – Childhood
  10. Running and Reading
  11. Real Life and Dream Life
  12. Flashback Friday #2 – Brotherhood
  13. Show me the proof asked the stupidest…
  14. Flashback Friday #3 – Friendship
  15. A trigger is required to form a new habit
  16. The blessed memories of Diwali
  17. Labeled…
  18. Flashback Friday #4 – Cheers with Dad
  19. Five takeaways from ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’
  20. a crowd of zombies…
  21. So much hidden…
  22. Flashback Friday #5 – Friendship
  23. The train called life…
  24. Flashback Friday #6 – Special Bond