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:
“What 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.