2021 - goals of the year that passed
First of all, I learned that the 6 goals I had are too many. I couldn't remember them all.
These were the goals:
- Get exhaustive knowledge about "good" companies and NGO's.
- I failed
- Invest substantial money into good and green causes
- I did it!
- Become a better copy writer
- I failed
- Become a better communicator
- I believe I did it!
- Become a Python programmer (noob)
- I decided to learn Ruby instead and built my own little diary app that is connected to this website. So I would say: I did it!
- Continue the long pursuit of mapping the world to better understand our challenges and goals as a species.
- I think it's too broad of a goal, but yes I did it, since I never read as many books as I did in 2021.
Books I read in 2021:
- Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari
- Humankind, Rutger Bregman
- Capital in the 21st century, Thomas Piketty
- Shape Up, Ryan Singer
- Man's search for meaning, Viktor E. Frankl
- Why nations fail, Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson
- How to Live, Derek Sivers
2021 was another big learning year for me. I feel so grateful being able to learn so much and hope to keep that going in 2022. I think I know more about what I want in life. And how I might contribute to society the best. These days I think a lot about a red thread for the passions in my life. So in no particular order I have found that I love:
- Games - the art of having organized fun. Everything from virtual to outdoors
- Space exploration
- History. Especially colonization of the west
- Sounds and music
- Aesthetics is an obsession. Not always a pleasant one. Especially fascinated by everything vintage
- Ethics. I passionately fight misuse of power. I believe in decentralization. Love underdogs.
I now see that all of these passions have found their little ways into my companies.
And now I wonder, what if I actively pursue them? I believe it could lead to more creativity and stronger branding. At the very least more fun for me. So one small thing I am already planning is to rename the next release of Morningscore 3.1 to "Space farm". There is a longer story behind that ;)
- Be able to speak basic Dutch and find friends in Netherlands
- Build my first Ruby robot (hardware programming)
- Get deeper knowledge about aesthetics
- Play more
That to me looks like a very wholesome list of goals. There is adventure (my new life in Netherlands). There is nerdery (building my robot). There is passion (aesthetics). And there is fun (play more). It's not the year where I save the world but more a year of new beginnings and discovery.