52 Week Challenge

A year ago I decided to take a page out of Brad Keywell’s book and this post explains it in detail. When I found out that he wrote a letter to his team every Sunday for two years straight, I wonder when he found the time. Then I decided to try it and learned a lot about a lot.

I now want to challenge others to write something, anything down for 52 weeks and see your stream of thoughts for the year. It’s also creating goal setting habits. If you have a New Years resolution, having people publicly keep you accountable is so important.

It’s important to apply frameworks and heuristic to goal setting and decision-making. One heuristic is that if it isn’t a 100% yes, it’s a no. A framework I came up with for goal setting is called the PACT Framework. This will probably be my first blog for 2019.

It’s kind of like a hierarchy of goals that’s optimized for actualization.

Personal - 3 personal goals for the year.

Academic - 3 knowledge based goals for the year.

Career - 3 professional goals for the year.

Therapy - 3 things you can do forever with no pay.

One of my therapy goals was writing. Now that I’m looking at my stream of consciousness for 52 weeks straight, I have a detailed view of the year and a lot of direction in setting goals for 2019. One of those is to turn these collection of writings into a podcast or a book.

Regardless of what happens, here are my 52 posts for 2018, as promised.

  1. Building a Personal Advisory Board
  2. Keep Inspiring Dreams
  3. Being More Productive and Less Busy
  4. Blue Sky Potential
  5. Teamwork, Makes the Dream Work
  6. Who’s Got Your Back
  7. Jack of All Trades, or Master of None
  8. Wakanda V. Oakland
  9. Tabula Rasa: Part I – Blank Slate of Mind
  10. Tabula Rasa: Part II – Ecosystem v. Echo Chamber
  11. Family First
  12. Tabula Rasa: Part III – Keep On Pushing
  13. 100 Dollars and a Dream
  14. Ultralight Beam
  15. Mortal Man
  16. The Journey Toward Freedom
  17. Why 2018 Won’t Be Like 2018
  18. The Cut Off
  19. Hey Mama
  20. Light of the World
  21. Statement of Purpose
  22. i45
  23. Serenity: Keys to Peace
  24. The Art of Finishing
  25. Hello, World!
  26. The Journey To The Moon
  27. The Dark Side of the Moon
  28. The Enemy of Progress: Instant Gratification
  29. Peace, Power & Prosperity
  30. Synchronicity: Meaningful Coincidences
  31. Ikigai: Living a Fulfilled Life
  32. The One Thing That Changed My Life Forever
  33. The Art of Creation: Part I – Probability
  34. The Art of Creation: Part II – Interconnectedness
  35. The Art of Creation: Part III – Memory
  36. Why Entrepreneurship Sucks
  37. The Philosophical Entrepreneur
  38. The Universe Hates You – Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
  39. Mimetic Theory – Thou Shalt Not Desire
  40. Iron Sharpeneth Iron
  41. Rebooting Your Operating System
  42. Communication is the Key to Intimacy
  43. The Faith of a Mustard Seed
  44. 25 Lessons I’ve Learned in 25 Years
  45. Mother to Son: Four Stages of Competence
  46. When the Helper Needs a Helper
  47. Non-linear Career Paths
  48. The Game of Life
  49. Father to Son
  50. How I Broke Into Finance With a Sports Degree
  51. Father to Mother
  52. 52 Week Challenge

About the Author O.K. Arowolaju

Youth Minister, Product Manager

2 comments

  1. Love how you used PACT to create different sets of goals. Definitely will add this to my list.

    Do you set goals for the whole year or do you use something like “The 12 Week Year”? How did you prioritize your goals with your daily job? As I’m setting up my goals to start Monday, I’ve decided to break goals down by 3 months at a time.

    Love to hear back from you.

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    On Sun, Dec 30, 2018 at 11:31 PM Oluseun K. Arowolaju wrote:

    > Oluseun Arowolaju posted: “A year ago I decided to take a page out of Brad > Keywell’s book and this post explains it in detail. When I found out that > he wrote a letter to his team every Sunday for two years straight, I wonder > when he found the time. Then I decided to try it and lear” >

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