How I progressed? Week #4

Posted on 31st October, 2017 | | 2112 Views | Me, Motivation, Self Development


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

Here is how I progressed in week 4. I considered the last week as 10 days, the month being October.


Challenge # 1 :  I will call a friend every day

Done. I called 10 friends. I spoke to friends all over the country. During the month, I mostly connected with friends I haven’t spoken for long. It was a great experience.


Challenge # 2 : I will write a blog every day

Done. From day 1 I knew this would take a very strong determination and discipline. Yes, I stumbled a few times and could not finish some of the blogs the way I wanted but the key was to write on all days and I did exactly that.


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

Done. I watched 10 ted talks. Here is a list and link of the talks.  I watched 31 Ted Talks during the month.


Less stuff, more happiness (05:42)

Graham Hill



How to raise successful kids — without over-parenting (14:16)

Julie Lythcott-Haims



How to run a company with (almost) no rules (21:42)

Ricardo Semler



Want to innovate? Become a “now-ist” (12:27)

Joi Ito



What it’s like to be a woman in Hollywood (17:00)

Naomi McDougall



Want a more innovative company? Hire more women (11:06)

Rocío Lorenzo



Why I risked my life to expose a government massacre (07:34)

Anjan Sundaram



How to step up in the face of disaster (9:16)

Caitria + Morgan O’Neill



An entertainment icon on living a life of meaning (19:46)

Norman Lear



The future of storytelling (21:58)

Shonda Rhimes



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

Done. I googled 10 different countries. During the month, I chose countries I knew very little or nothing about.

  • Georgia
  • Moldova
  • Nauru
  • Panama
  • Tuvalu
  • Sint Maarten
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu
  • Yemen
  • Zambia


My learning’s during the month

I started with a bang but somewhere in the middle it got tiring and monotonous. I recovered and finished the challenges well. The best part was that I did all of this while along with my other routine activities, like – work, travel, reading, family time, etc. My greatest learning from these challenges was that I still have a lot of time which could be used more effectively. Finally, it gave a tremendous boost to my temperament and ‘we can do a lot’ attitude.


I encourage all to challenge yourself in whatever way you can. It’s a game nobody loses but you win.


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