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May 06, 2019 21:44:47

5 years from now

by @santhoshguru PATRON | 449 words | 🐣 | 267πŸ’Œ

Santhosh Guru

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This is another assignment which is quite fun. It is also a meaningful exercise to know the expected outcome of the writing course. Many others had taken a creative approach in detailing out on how exactly their life changes and tried to describe it. I am not a fan of such prediction, as I know for sure that I cannot predict what happens in the next 2 months.

So this exercise is challenging in knowing what is the desirable outcome/impact on my life because of this course.

The original prompt for this assignment was:

β€œWhat does your future look like 5 years from now if you have developed and sustained a writing practice?”

We were encouraged to be as specific as possible. I wrestled a bit and gathered myself to the following:

This is how I am, 5 years from, having developed a sustained writing skill.

  • Writing is a form of thinking and learning in public. I distil my learning in words. It is a meditation to keep myself grounded. Through this, I am able to connect with like-minded people
  • I write regularly and publish 1 essay every week.
  • I feel the butterflies in my stomach when pressing publish, I am always excited to hear feedback to uncover my blindspots and biases.
  • I write about my topics of interests like learning, building products, selling products, fitness and investing. I want to use my blog to reflect my current state of mind and a snapshot of my learning.
  • I have written 200+ essays, 700+ short public journal entries, 200+ newsletter issues have been sent.
  • My readers include curious people interested in learning, people from various sub-cults sharing my worldview. My writing has been read and shared by people like Tyler Cowen, Paul Graham, Patrick Collison.
  • I strive less for timelessness in my essays, but I balance by ship things consistently at a good quality.
  • I bump into people with shared values and like-minded folks with whom I may work in interesting projects. I am invited to many meet-ups, IRL events and forum on the topics of my interests.
  • I increase my optionality and serendipity by putting my writing out in public. I have enabled a lot of people to accomplish their goals by sharing my learnings through writing. Many people now stand on the shoulders of knowledge and leapfrog in their careers.

I really invite the 200WaD mafia to think and write on how does your life will be, assuming that you have a 5-year streak at 200WaD. 

What does it really do to your life? How does this impact you personally and professionally?

I really invite, @basilesamel, @vickenstein, @chrisdeuda, @brianball, @brandonwilson, @lucjah, @seunoyebode, @keni, @haideralmosawi, @abrahamKim, @danielmiller, @zyumbik, @jasonleow to give it a try.

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    @santhoshguru 200wad mafia lol. Brilliant! Love the name. We should use it now haha. Btw thanks for the invite. Will give it a try.

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | May 07, 2019 21:46:04
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    @santhoshguru Santosh, you called nailed it, 200WAD Mafia....... @keni finally we have a name.

    Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | May 06, 2019 21:09:34
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