I’m continuing the theme of various blogs posting an annual end-of-year review on how their year went for them. However, there’s going to be a few twists:
- I’m going to keep it concise to a just a few major points rather than every little goal since I doubt you want to listen to three hours of talk.
- It’s going to be a podcast form rather than article form. Hopefully, this style will be more entertaining and story-driven than an article. At the least, I found it easier to talk about it than write it.
- I’m covering the last two years because they seemed to bond together for me and flew by so fast. I do delineate the different themes and goals/achievements/failures for each year, though.
As a bonus, I filmed a casual, candid, uneditted YouTube video on how to make New Years Resolutions that stick. Hopefully, that’s helpful.
Enjoy this podcast episode!
There were various themes and ideas discussed, including mental health in a time of social distance, how learning to cope with being secluded can help you later in life, turning your obstacles into advantages, why some failures are okay, and more.
If I had to highlight one or two major themes, I’d leave you with this:
We all wish for so much to happen so quickly. We underestimate what we can do in ten years, while overestimating what we can do in a year. There were years when I hoped for some major breakthrough, but deep down, I felt like this year would be more or less the same as before. And I was usually right. And maybe part of that’s okay. Some changes take a long time to manifest. Saving a bit extra money or getting on a slight caloric deficit may not have noticeable changes in a few weeks or months. But within years, there can be some huge changes.
And some goals need drastic changes, which aren’t easy or comfortable to make. I cover in the podcast what some of these were for me and what finally motivated me to make the necessary changes. It’s okay to be slow, kind to yourself, and plan for these changes.