How I progressed? Week #4

Posted on 31st October, 2017 | | 1772 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

https://www.ted.com/talks/graham_hill_less_stuff_more_happiness

22-10-17

 

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

Julie Lythcott-Haims

https://www.ted.com/talks/julie_lythcott_haims_how_to_raise_successful_kids_without_over_parenting

23-10-17

 

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

Ricardo Semler

https://www.ted.com/talks/ricardo_semler_how_to_run_a_company_with_almost_no_rules

24-10-17

 

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

Joi Ito

https://www.ted.com/talks/joi_ito_want_to_innovate_become_a_now_ist

25-10-17

 

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

Naomi McDougall

https://www.ted.com/talks/naomi_mcdougall_jones_what_it_s_like_to_be_a_woman_in_hollywood

26-10-17

 

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

https://www.ted.com/talks/rocio_lorenzo_want_a_more_innovative_company_hire_more_women

Rocío Lorenzo

27-10-17

 

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

Anjan Sundaram

https://www.ted.com/talks/anjan_sundaram_why_i_risked_my_life_to_expose_a_government_massacre

28-10-2017

 

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

Caitria + Morgan O’Neill

https://www.ted.com/talks/caitria_and_morgan_o_neill_how_to_step_up_in_the_face_of_disaster

29-10-2017

 

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

Norman Lear

https://www.ted.com/talks/norman_lear_an_entertainment_icon_on_living_a_life_of_meaning

30-10-2017

 

The future of storytelling (21:58)

Shonda Rhimes

https://www.ted.com/talks/shonda_rhimes_and_cyndi_stivers_the_future_of_storytelling

31-10-2017

 

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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