Reply to Issue #119 of the TL;DR Newsletter

Replied to Issue #119 of the TL;DR Newsletter - rethinking the simple bare necessities. by Ian O'Byrne (mailchi.mp)
Over the past week, you've most likely either developed your own resolutions for the new year...or heard many others sharing what they'll change over the next 360 days. Tim Ferriss suggests, and I agree, that these resolutions are mostly a waste of your time. I try to focus on building (or breaking habits) throughout the year as indicated in this episode of the Tim Ferriss podcast. But, in thinking about the start of a new year, it is human nature to think about new beginnings. In light of that, I've been working on developing an annual review for myself as Tim discusses in this post. I'll post my review once I've completed it. I'm currently using this model to develop my assessment. Once I've developed my metrics, I'll perform an 80/20 analysis of my effort and time during the year...and make the appropriate changes.
Interesting newsletter as always Ian. I was particularly taken by the discussion of reviewed.

In regards to your point about ‘yearly’ reviews, I added to my yearly review of newsletter posts to also include a personal reflection.

I still think that I need to develop this and that is why I chose ‘intent‘ as my one word this year (another alternative to new year resolutions)

I will have to look through the various links for more tips and get back to your discussion of routine and maintaining a positive mindset. The

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