A theme that is running through many areas of my life right now is measure and optimize. I seem to be continually collecting and analyzing statistics about myself and things around me.
I enjoy experimenting with my workflow. One day last week I woke up at 4am and worked till 10am to get a “full day of work” done before my family had lunch with my dad. It was a productive day and getting things done early helped me not be anxious during our lunch. It’s not something that I’ll keep up for the long haul since I was very tired come mid-afternoon.
This morning I arrived at the coworking space and started getting setup for the day. I cleaned out my backpack and found a bunch of papers in the front pocket of my pack. This isn’t normal for me because I scan and shred all paper to get it out of my life quickly.
When I was writing my end of year post for 2014 I realized I have two major regrets. They are both listed in the “What didn’t go well this year” section – 1. I didn’t open a new business and 2. I didn’t ship new plugins. This month a few things happened that cured me of my hesitation and feeling of not being ready.
Yesterday I realized that everything I want to accomplish in 2015 with regards to revenue, impact, reach, legacy, and personal satisfaction is a byproduct of one thing: