How I progressed? Week #1

Posted on 8th October, 2017 | | 1505 Views | Me, Motivation, Self Development

I took up 4 challenges for the month of Oct’17.

Here is how I progressed.


Challenge # 1 :  I will call a friend every day

Done. I called 7 friends in the last week. It was nice. Some of them were childhood friends but as it happened, we didn’t speak in the last few years. It was good to catch up.


Challenge # 2 : I will write a blog every day

Done. This was always going to be difficult. Writing a blog takes around 1-4 hours, sometimes even longer; from conceiving an idea, pondering over it and then putting it in words.


Challenge # 3 :  I will watch a Ted Talk every day

Done. I watched 7 wonderful ted talks. Different speakers, subject and perspectives. Here is a list and link of the talks.


What I learned as a prisoner in North Korea – Euna Lee (11:59)

Watched on 01-10-2017


Why our screens make us less happy – Adam Alter (9:29)

Watched on 02-10-2017


Lessons from the longest study on human development – Helen Pearson (12.25)

Watched on 03-10-2017


The power of introverts – Susan Cain (19:04)

Watched on 04-10-2017


The magic of Khmer classical dance – Prumsodun Ok (10:38)

Watched on 05-10-2017.


Don’t suffer from your depression in silence – Nikki Webber Allen (06:35)

Watched on 06-10-2017


A thousand times no – Bahia Shebad (5:49)

Watched on 07-10-2017


Challenge # 4 :  I will google about a country every day

Done. I googled 7 different countries. I mostly chose countries I knew nothing or very little about. Here is the list of countries I read about.

  • Aruba
  • Belarus
  • Comoros
  • Dominica
  • Eritrea
  • Fiji
  • Guinea


Why I am doing it

There are a few reasons for this. First of all, it tests my mental toughness and discipline to do things I plan. Also, it helps in becoming more efficient in managing time. Moreover, it helps in accomplishing a lot of things which we put on the back of the burner.


Geared up for the 2nd week.


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One Response to How I progressed? Week #1

  1. Vinay Kumar Laxman says:
    October 8, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Congrats….good start

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