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.
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!
This is The Resolution Board, a template created to help you achieve your New Year Resolutions and these are my new year resolutions.
This year my my resolution is that I will read at least 12 books.
- Hard things about hard things - Ben Horowitz
- A Short Guide to a Long Life - David B. Agus M.D.
- Thirty Essentials: Strategy - Andrew Laurie
- Small Giants - Bo Burlingham
- Tools of titan - Timothy Ferriss
This year my resolution is that I will work on 12 open source projects
Taiwan - From 2 Feb to 1 March Long Trip.
This year I will maintain my body weight to 65-67kg (current)
- Jan 2019 - 67kg
- Feb 2019 - 65.5kg
This year my resolution is that I will publish at least…
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.
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🎉.