Sunday, November 12, 2023.
I posted the November 11 Groundhog Day Resolutions Report late last night. It's the second-to-last report of the year, and again I am feeling that I have not adhered to "set goals, do tasks, measure results" standard that most yearly productivity resolutions have at their core. After doing this for 17 years, I think this just be the way I develop myself naturally as I don't derive enjoyment from DOING things as much as I do HAVING things. In this case, having insights that modify my attitude so I feel more comfortable in my own skin may be the true goal. I really leaned-in to my autism and ADHD diagnoses this year to figure out how it was impacting my conception of myself; looking back at my writing I wonder how relatable it is at all to a productivity-oriented audience.
To change things up next year, I'm thinking of just having one goal. I have collected enough insights and tricks that cover most of my life aspirations at this point, so maybe it's time to stuff them all into the singular goal of outlining a book. I will be continuing to develop software, define community, and experiment with commerce; these are all part of creative independence and meaningful connection and have been the common thread for all 17 years despite the different "goals" I had set. Reporting about the progress of a book, though, might be a lot easier. I don't know.