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2013 Resolutions/Goals (split from 2012 topic)
« on: January 12, 2013, 08:47:28 AM »
Time to necro the shit out of this thread. It's a new year and I'd like to revisit my goals and look back at how I've improved myself as a person. First I'd like to point out that you shouldn't wait until the new year to better yourself. If you think you can improve yourself at any point of time, you should do it. However, the new year is when a lot of people think about their life and what aspects they should rethink. So let's see how I did.

My first goal, was pretty much to get healthier. And I did a great job at it. I went from a whopping 210lbs (95kg~) to 160lbs (73kg~). I've never felt physically better about myself. I feel a lot more active than I used to be and overall I feel great.

Now unfortunately, I didn't get a car. I ended up changing my mind and invested in building my own computer rather than purchasing a car. I saved up my money over the summer, worked a couple of months into the school year, and now I have myself a great computer. Definitely worth it.

Oh yes, my anti-socialistic behavior. I've improved this. A LOT I've started hanging out with friends more and more outside of school and I've truly enjoyed it. I've been getting myself out there and constantly meeting new people. It's a great experience and I'm glad I made this one of my goals. There was a couple of months near the end of this year where I fell into a mini depression and locked myself in my room during this period of time. Luckily I had a close friend help me out. Now all I need to figure out is how to balance my social life, hobbies, and responsibilities so I'm investing a fair amount of time into each one and not just focusing on one at a time.

Becoming a better person towards the people I care about. Ha, well fuck. The past three months of last year has been the worst I've been through with my family. Though I'm learning to deal with it a lot better than I had previously. I think my dad and I have finally come to a decent understanding of each other's feelings and perspectives and it's definitely helped relieve some stress. As for my brother, I've been treating him a lot better than I usually have, which is great of course, but I could be doing better.

So, I'm curious, for those who had set goals for 2012, how well did they work out? As for myself, rather than setting new goals for myself this year, I'm just going to make it a personal responsibility to manage my previous goals and make sure I keep bettering myself. Was really interesting to come visit this thread again after a year and I'm glad I didn't give up on myself like I usually have in the past.

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2013 Resolutions/Goals (split from 2012 topic)
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2013, 09:08:51 AM »
Nice job g_g.

  • Improve my thinking speed
  • Get involved in larger/longer term projects and activities
  • Improve my focus/attention to detail
  • Talk more with my roommates

I never consciously thought about it afterwards, but all four of my goals were achieved.  I rarely consciously plan things, but that's just the way I work.  This year's list:

  • Get out from under the huge workload I currently have.  The easy second semester senior year rule clearly made an exception for me.
  • Make a game over the summer.  I have the project in mind, but haven't had the time.
  • Pick the right grad school.  Hopefully it will make the next 4-5 years go much smoother.
  • Start cooking.  Living on my own, I will need to cook fast and well.

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2013 Resolutions/Goals (split from 2012 topic)
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2013, 02:29:28 PM »
Failed to accomplish:

  • write a book (depends partially on how much I will accomplish the goals I previously listed)
  • finish ARC second (real) version

Accomplished:

  • grow balls bigger (in the metaphorical sense) as I am not yet satisfied with the current size :V:
  • sync my consciousness and my instincts and subconsciousness further
  • improve efficiency of my seduction skills
  • learn a lot of useful shit and an even better way of thinking and perspective of the world
  • finish ARC first version
  • have another glorious year that I can look back at and say "Fuck yes, I lived."

I realized that I didn't really care about writing a book and the ARC thing was out of my hands. I actually didn't even finish ARC LE, but at least the beta is out and I consider that a success as the difference from that beta and the gold master isn't significant. It was a good year.

EDIT:

It's a new year and I'd like to revisit my goals and look back at how I've improved myself as a person. First I'd like to point out that you shouldn't wait until the new year to better yourself. If you think you can improve yourself at any point of time, you should do it. However, the new year is when a lot of people think about their life and what aspects they should rethink. So let's see how I did.

I agree with that (as I already mentioned earlier in the 2012 resolutions thread). My friend said something funny on New Year's Eve: "This is the evening where 99% of the people are into self-improvement instead of just only us 0.01%."

My first goal, was pretty much to get healthier. And I did a great job at it. I went from a whopping 210lbs (95kg~) to 160lbs (73kg~). I've never felt physically better about myself. I feel a lot more active than I used to be and overall I feel great.

You have no idea what a huge accomplishment that is. Usually people have a really hard time to get rid of maybe 10kg in a year.

There was a couple of months near the end of this year where I fell into a mini depression and locked myself in my room during this period of time. Luckily I had a close friend help me out. Now all I need to figure out is how to balance my social life, hobbies, and responsibilities so I'm investing a fair amount of time into each one and not just focusing on one at a time.

Depressions are normal in a time of change. You will notice in animals how depressions can occur at even the smallest changes like just moving from one place to another. Humans are no different. Maybe they are more resistant and it takes some more shit on their subconscious in order for them to become depressed, but depressions in this sense is a normal process of self-improvement and change of the subconsciousness. I usually get a mini-depression every 2 months because of this. You just have to let it happen and wait until it blows over. You literally have to wait for it to finish and your subconscious to realign.

So, I'm curious, for those who had set goals for 2012, how well did they work out? As for myself, rather than setting new goals for myself this year, I'm just going to make it a personal responsibility to manage my previous goals and make sure I keep bettering myself. Was really interesting to come visit this thread again after a year and I'm glad I didn't give up on myself like I usually have in the past.

I'm not really sure. I could list many things that I want to accomplish, but I am aware that most of these things will take more than a year. I'll just list them as is.

  • Grow my balls even bigger (again, in the metaphorical sense). Only the sky is the limit and I will not be satisfied until god himself compliments me on their size. :V:
  • I want to improve the efficiency of my seduction skills to a sick level where my mouthpiece can generate so much bullshit that it could be regarded as a lethal weapon (if death was orgasm) and people would have to keep me away from their female friends like "Oh no, you're not gonna talk to her! I know what you're gonna do!"
  • Get Daygames registered as a legit company and get another game out. Fuck, my first own company (shared owner with 2 friends).
  • Finish ARC Legacy Edition.
  • Improve CP and its aspects related to general game development, not just RM.
  • Hopefully be able to do another presentation on a conference.
  • Further tune my new view of the world and people in order to be achieve oblivious optimism. I understand what's going on with people and I can see the world for what it is. Now I want more.

Healthy optimism is a cool thing and all, but it limits you. I am a healthy optimistic person, but I can see that there is a higher level than that. I want oblivious optimism to an extent where not even pain and death can shackle me. My time in the hospital showed me my limits and I want to go further than that.
I was recently came across the question "How would you describe your way and view of life in one sentence?" I was able to answer it almost immediately with "I am a positive force in this world that penetrates everything with what it comes into contact." The many layers of meaning in this single sentence blew my own mind.

EDIT:

Also, I had one more new realization. Actually it's not that new, it's more of me remembering stuff that I used to know: Absolutely everything is a choice.

EDIT:

Wow, I think I just completely lost the concept of age. Suddenly it doesn't matter to me how old I am and how old I will be when I accomplish my goals. It doesn't matter to me if I will have my company with 26, 30 or 100. I will live to see it and I refuse to die until I have accomplished my life's goals. Suddenly it feels like a whole new world has opened up to me and I have a whole new purpose to live on and do my very best. And when I have accomplished them, I will find something else to keep me busy. There is no limit.
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Re: 2013 Resolutions/Goals (split from 2012 topic)
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2013, 05:38:36 PM »
I agree with that (as I already mentioned earlier in the 2012 resolutions thread). My friend said something funny on New Year's Eve: "This is the evening where 99% of the people are into self-improvement instead of just only us 0.01%."

Unfortunately, it took me the whole year to realize this, but I'm glad I did come to realize this and I can hopefully continue to better myself.

You have no idea what a huge accomplishment that is. Usually people have a really hard time to get rid of maybe 10kg in a year.

Thanks, hearing it from someone other than myself makes it actually feel like a big accomplishment. It took me a long time to do it, but hell, I'm so happy with myself.

Depressions are normal in a time of change. You will notice in animals how depressions can occur at even the smallest changes like just moving from one place to another. Humans are no different. Maybe they are more resistant and it takes some more shit on their subconscious in order for them to become depressed, but depressions in this sense is a normal process of self-improvement and change of the subconsciousness. I usually get a mini-depression every 2 months because of this. You just have to let it happen and wait until it blows over. You literally have to wait for it to finish and your subconscious to realign.

Yeah, starting to notice this. I'll take your advice though, I'll just let it happen and wait. Thanks Blizz.

Healthy optimism is a cool thing and all, but it limits you. I am a healthy optimistic person, but I can see that there is a higher level than that. I want oblivious optimism to an extent where not even pain and death can shackle me. My time in the hospital showed me my limits and I want to go further than that.
I was recently came across the question "How would you describe your way and view of life in one sentence?" I was able to answer it almost immediately with "I am a positive force in this world that penetrates everything with what it comes into contact." The many layers of meaning in this single sentence blew my own mind.

I wouldn't even call myself optimistic yet, I hope eventually that I'll start to see things similar to you. I want to be able to have a positive outlook on life and everything that I run into. I'm starting to feel better about life itself, but I'm not quite there with the whole "I can tackle anything life throws at me" attitude. I'm sure I'll get there eventually if I keep working towards it.

Wow, I think I just completely lost the concept of age. Suddenly it doesn't matter to me how old I am and how old I will be when I accomplish my goals. It doesn't matter to me if I will have my company with 26, 30 or 100. I will live to see it and I refuse to die until I have accomplished my life's goals. Suddenly it feels like a whole new world has opened up to me and I have a whole new purpose to live on and do my very best. And when I have accomplished them, I will find something else to keep me busy. There is no limit.

Age is still something that scares me. I have this constant fear of growing old alone. I won't have anyone apart of my life and I'll just sit there and rot alone until I die. This is my biggest fear and I honestly have no idea how to get rid of it. But I'm all for accomplishing my goals through life, love your attitude Blizzard.

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Re: 2013 Resolutions/Goals (split from 2012 topic)
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2013, 06:52:30 PM »
This is my biggest fear and I honestly have no idea how to get rid of it.

I think it happens automatically at some point if you just keep working on yourself. You simply stop giving a fuck.
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