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What's your 🎉New Year Resolutions🎉 ?

sarthology profile image Sarthak Sharma ・2 min read

I know you all must be thinking, "Ugh... Not this again. These things never work!"
But they can. Hear me out!
Recently I was reading a great article about new year resolutions by the New York Times. After reading that, I realized that the reason I have achieved my resolution this year is

Yes, community. Last year I shared my goals with someone and it helped me achieve it. You must have seen those Youtube channels where people share their body transformation journey through video(s). A big part of their success is the accountability they create by recording those videos. They become more committed to their resolutions when they feel thousands - even millions - of people are watching!

So how about we spend this last weekend of the year for something good? Let's tell each other about our new year resolutions, and if any of us can help someone else in their resolutions, then reply to their comment. 🤓

My Resolution: Well, I had a lot of fun and learned so much while creating Dev10. So this year, my primary resolution is that I will create or contribute to at least 12 Open Source Projects, along with a few small other resolutions.

Bonus!!

Github is a cool place. I was browsing through the explore page of Github and I found that someone had a public repo named NewYearResolution2019. I thought damn, that's a brilliant idea to leverage the help of the community to achieve your goals. So I made "The Resolution Board" template.
Fork it! Fill it! Commit it!

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📅 A template that helps you achieve your resolutions every year

This is The Resolution Board, a template created to help you achieve your New Year Resolutions and these are my new year resolutions.

Resolution 1 📚

Resolution 2 👨🏻‍💻

Resolution 3 ✈️

Resolution 4 💪🏼

Resolution 5 🤝

If your resolution is to work on Open Source this year. Join Team XenoX Multiverse 🔥

Wanna say thanks Tweet me @sarthology




If you think that sharing your goals with the community is a good idea then you can make it public, and if not, you can still use it as a private repo. I have also added a HELPME.md file to get you started.

Once you have done that, just use Dev.to integration to pin that repo to your Dev.to profile.

Dev.to is the best community for devs. So I thought this would be the best way to take help from the community.

Anyways, I wish for everyone here to achieve their goals. Even if you don't, worry not, because this Resolution Board will be there to reflect your efforts at the end of the year. All the best and 🎉Happy New Year🎉.

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Ankur Biswas

My new Year resolutions are:-

  • Read atleast 10 books.
  • Travel to 3 new places.
  • Contribute to atleast 5 open-source projects.
  • Learn atleast 3 new skills.
  • To take care of my health.

You can check out my resolutions board here

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Sarthak Sharma Author

You will be part of my 12 projects too, so consider third one done. 😁

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Ankur Biswas

😁👍🏻

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Utkarsh Talwar

Neat idea. Here are some of my resolutions:

  • Read at least one book a month.
  • Pick up at least 2 new skills.
  • Work out consistently and be healthier. (Hopefully I can avoid the self-inflicted injuries because of my clumsiness lmao)
  • Cut down distractions like Youtube and spend more time on productive things.
  • Consume less, create more.
  • Learn to say no to things more often.
  • Be kinder to everyone, including myself.
  • Start journaling and reflect more on my actions.

Happy New Year, everyone!

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Sarthak Sharma Author

All the best man. I'm gonna help you in that distraction thing for sure.

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Utkarsh Talwar

Haha thanks I'm counting on it!

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Michael Puckett

I toyed around with some GameBoy/DS ROM hacking and realized a lot of my favorite stuff is really old now! I hope to work on more nostalgia-based projects.

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Kaylyn

My NYE resolutions for 2019 (regarding my career):

  • write at least one Dev or Medium article a month
  • attend more meet-ups
  • give back to coding bootcamps through mentorship and peer support
  • participate in the stackoverflow community
  • learn Python basics
  • master CSS grid
  • keep my github squares green!
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Sarthak Sharma Author

All the best. Let me know if you want to collaborate in future 😊

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Michael Puckett

And here’s to hoping CSS Subgrid makes it into Chromium this year! 🥂

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Derek Rosenzweig

If I get done any of my music projects this year I'll consider it a success. Mostly song cover videos, but I also have some original material that I've been wanting to finish for years and just never done.

Also want to learn a new programming language at some point. Maybe Rust or Go, but I'm also looking at getting back to a programming project I had an idea for years ago and started on (in a typical dumbass waterfall pattern way) but never went anywhere. So that might help determine any new languages based on the app's basic requirements. We'll see.

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Utkarsh Talwar

All the best, Derek! Let us know if you start a Youtube/Soundcloud or something! Fellow singer-songwriter and musician here. :D

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Sarthak Sharma Author

That's great man, all the best. Let me know the idea, may be I can help. DM me @sarthology

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Sandilya Bhamidipati

After a lot of contemplation, I came to the following conclusion and want that to be my resolution for the new year. This year I became a father and if the one thing I want to teach my son is to respect everyone no matter their race color or gender. If I have to teach I have to practice and hence want to use 2019 to be a perfect gentleman.

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Wow. All the best man.

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shubham arora

Will happy to answer this :)

My Aim is to keep my resolutions limited, so I will start with three resolutions:

 || 12 books a year

 ||  Generate at least two passive income sources

 || My third resolution is to take this thing seriously

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Sarthak Sharma Author

All the best dude 😊

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Vaibhav

1.I resolve to be more aware of the technology and IT buzzwords cluttering our speech, and try to use English instead of jargon as much as possible. At the very least, to explain new jargon and acronyms when used.
2.Read more
Code even more....
3.2018 weight 85 kgs
2019 weight 74 kgs ...

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Hope you achieve it all. All the Best Vaibhav.

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Jim Plourde

Mines are:

  • Learn Python
  • Do more exercise
  • Better management of my studying time
  • Give more and elevate others more
  • Write a post on dev.to
  • Give a talk at the local tech meetup
  • Learn a 3rd speaking language (Russian, Spanish or Mandarin)
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Sarthak Sharma Author

Awesome list, all the bests

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Peter

Just when I was thinking to use the upcoming weekend for contemplating the past year and planning the next, this post comes around the corner and yields some interesting ideas.

Such a github repo sounds quite useful to me. I think I'll try that, along with increasing my journaling frequency.

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Sarthak Sharma Author

😊 thanks Peter.

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Ben Halpern

I'll have my answer by the end of the weekend.

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Ben Halpern

Okay:

  • Take better care of my body/mind/eyes/ears/etc.
  • Get better at traveling (to conferences and elsewhere) without it disrupting my life too much
  • Learn to be good at hiring/interviewing
  • Learn Postgres in and out.
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Sarthak Sharma Author

That’s great. I have few books to recommend for that.

Get better at traveling

Try Vagabonding.

Learn to be good at hiring/interviewing

Try Hard things about hard things. It has lots of good advices along with hiring and interviewing.

take better care of my bosy/mind/eyes/ears/etc

Try two books

Hope this will help. Thanks for building this great community. Will see you in next year with some more great posts and discussions. Happy New Year 🥳😊

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ADONIS SIMO

Cool... I see resolutions more like goals than resolutions....

This gave me an idea, build a small app to define them(annual goals, resolutions) a define even a kind of plannig (dates only) to achieve them and the app will remind them during the year at time by mail for example... as you want to contribute on a project you can contribute on it :).

I am about to learn go, i can learn it by doing that small app.... What do you thing ?

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Yeah, Nice idea. I can handle the frontend in Javascript.

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Prince-Alarming

I don't make New Year's resolutions anymore. I got tired of making them and them always falling through or the resolution didn't work out or something along those lines. I just got to the point of why make them and stopped.

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Hui Henry Chen

Completing all reservation from 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014… :)

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Do you mean Resolutions ?!

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Hui Henry Chen

Yeah 🤣, my bad.

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Seems like you are distracted by technology. Also, Anything can be achieved if try hard. Check this column out, I have written many articles just to help people get rid of their Digital Addiction and be more productive. 😊
Hope this will help. All the best.

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Enrique Moreno Tent

My new year resolutions is:

  • never touching PHP again