Saturday 21 May 2022

New Year Resolutions - Week 17 Achievements & Failures #TheLifesWay

Hi Friends,

You must be thinking we are in the 20th week and how come I remember everything I did in the 17th week or the previous ones as I still don't schedule my blog posts. I do publish them as soon as they are written and a photo is ready on the Canva website. Despite all the digital systems to track your productivity, I still follow the Bullet Journal method of writing it all in the notepad. I am not using the system as told in the book 100% but only a portion of it where I only manage my Month calendar in my Godzilla - King of Monsters notepads received from Empire Entertainment. I love all these movies' merchandise as and when I receive them. So the monthly calendar entries help me tell what I achieved on a particular date and then from there I do these blog posts. I have made some internal abbreviations as per my suitability to track various important aspects of my life which are not matching the BuJo Method but so far so good. I will highly recommend you to buy the book and have it with you at all times and start following the analogue method of productivity. 

Week 17 - Sat 23 Apr 2022 - Fri 29 Apr 2022

1. Walking - I completed 19.2 kilometres this week in total and was still able to maintain the overall kilometres for the week as I have done some good efforts in the initial weeks. The extra steps when you feel like can help overcome the shortcomings of various weeks when your health doesn't allow you to finish the 20km goal post. 

2. DREAM Became Reality - This is the week where that day happened which I have been waiting for all my life. I was looking forward to meeting Cycle Baba Dr Raj Phanden who is an international traveller on his bicycle, South Africa is his 67th country so far in this long 6 years journey on his bike which he named Dhanno. Dhanno is a character from the most famous Bollywood movie SHOLEY where it refers to a Mare with a cart attached to it and the heroine Hema Malini earns income from that cart. At the end of the movie, Dhanno saves Basanti from dacoits too. Meanwhile, I met him and we spent the whole day travelling from one part of South Africa to the Lesotho border. As he mentions in his journey the Universe creates it for him and so it happened as Wednesday 27-Apr was a holiday for us in South Africa and I could utilize it to fulfil my dream to meet him in person. Check out the video at the end of this post. I will also do another video and a whole blog post too later. 

Cycle Baba Dr Raj Phanden World Cycle Traveller

3. Hanuman Chalisa - I joined the annual United Hanuman Chalisa at the Radhey Shyam Temple in Marlboro where they sing Hanuman Chalisa 108 times from morning till evening. It's always a great event and I totally love participating in the same. I was also able to reduce my numbers to 500x from my 42 years journey this week. May Lord Bajrang Bali Ji Bless You always! 

4. Thank You - I completed the 100k Thank You in total this week and the salary also came in this week so that's a great coincidence. I completed 16000 more Thank You by the end of the week. I am sure it was because of this activity, I met Cycle Baba in person. 

5. Entertainment - I watched Apharan Season 2 where they have moved the story internationally and created a lot of new characters. It's nice to watch as it spins your mind with who is who but despite that it leaves a lot of questions unresolved for the further seasons. London Files was also a web series I watched starring Arjun Rampal and Purab Kohli which is a one-time watch and nothing interesting is there in the same but you can recognise the power of agenda-driven fake news market to make you think a certain way. Again, I went to the Memory Movie premiere starring Liam Neeson and Monica Bellucci which was a total time waste. Liam's recent movies released in the past few years are on his success with the first Taken movie and there is nothing unique in the - same story - different locations. Don't waste your time watching this one. I went to Sterkinekor only to enjoy their popcorn because they serve the best of them anywhere in South Africa. 

I don't think I wanted something more from this week and you can enjoy the journey of my previous weeks by following the links at the bottom of every post. Thanks, Aashish


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