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An unlikely daily resolution list for 2013

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Jan 5, 2013

This is the time for new year's resolutions. And after few months we'll reach at a point to break them-as we often do! Making resolutions is a good habit but what's most important is making them happen. Everything takes price. And we are bad at paying-anything!

However, this year, besides pursuing some specific goals/projects I'll be going to try some daily resolutions. Following is a list of the way I'm going to live this year-2013.  A day is more than a day. Life moves very fast and it takes us heaven to hell within the blink of eyes. The list below is not practicable within a day and I'm not going to put myself on it to0. I'll try to work on, at least, a handsome amount of them everyday. Life moves on.

Start, start any way. DO something new everyday, something uncomfortable, awkward, complex, boring, dull, and frightening.

Change anything that does not work.

Live a life without tomorrow. Do it now. Start now.

Create art. Create something remarkable.

Don't follow the popular if it does not meet the standard of insight

Avoid publicity altogether. Let it to happen by itself.

Travel. Travel often. And don't take picture when you travel.

Develop your own perspective.

Don't avoid judgement, criticism. You'll be either judged or ignored.

Be bold. Stay alive.

Build your inside.

Be kind. More kind.

Take action.

Listen.

Observe.

Things that last longer are the things that matter most.

Be more professional in everyday dealings.

Make people to feel good about themselves.

Don't buy in anything popular. Don't be impressed without judgement.

Make mistakes.

Allow yourself to be embarrassed.

Be organized. Put things in places.

Be open and direct in communication.

Set goals. Make them countable and then make them happen.

Love.

Be emotional. 

Teach your subordinate something valueable

Think long term. Think at least 5 years down the line.

Be consistent

Make and keep commitment

Make more decisions

Help others. Help others to grow.

Talk less. Think.

Connect often. Connect with diversified groups of people. Connect with the people smarter than you, dumb than you, better than you.

Break the circle. The old one, one that you habituated to live in.

Be more human. Be more authentic. Be more reliable.

Work. Don't waste a moment.

Read more. Don't read anything meaningless. Life is too short to waste it doing anything worthless.

Don't avoid failure instead cultivate it.

Give more. And don't expect anything in exchange

Connect. Connect with empathy.

Create art. Be remarkable

Never hesitate to be your true-self.

Live life fullest. Think impossible.

Consider following realization of Anais Nin:

You must not fear, hold back, count or be a miser with your thoughts and feelings. It is also true that creation comes from an overflow, so you have to learn to intake, to imbibe, to nourish yourself and not be afraid of fullness. The fullness is like a tidal wave which then carries you, sweeps you into experience and into writing. Permit yourself to flow and overflow, allow for the rise in temperature, all the expansions and intensifications. Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terrors, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them. If it seems to you that I move in a world of certitudes, you, par contre, must benefit from the great privilege of youth, which is that you move in a world of mysteries. But both must be ruled by faith.


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Ruhul Kader is a technology and business analyst based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Future Startup and author of Rethinking Failure: A short guide to living an entrepreneurial life. He writes about internet business, strategy, technology, technology policy, and society. He can be reached at ruhul@futurestartup.com

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