Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Objective

Few months ago, my ex-colleague, Wilson Mak, sent me an interesting youtube video which really inspiring me a lot. The title of that video is called Try Something New for 30 Days. This video is about how can I have my goal set and stick to it until it is done in 30 days. In the long run, I could gain a big change on myself.

I didn't sure how effective it is, but I did try it for one month, which is studying struts framework in just 30 days. Sound like mission impossible to me. Anyhow, the conclusion was failed because I don't have much time allocate into it.

One thing I am pretty sure is by having an objective set to myself with a duration of one year. I had been doing this for about 4-5 years. Every company I joined must have an objective set into it, and I will reviewing it once a year to see whether my objective has been achieve? Or need to stay for another year in order to get the objective done? Once I found my career has stagnate and not moving, first I will talk to my superior on my career path. If the situation couldn't improve, then only I will decide to move on. What if the objective can be achieve by reassigning me a new task? Definitely I will stay, for another year, and then review it again.

I always remember this: I am not working for you nor your company, I am working for my objective.

As of 2011, I had made my first move into JAVA stack. I only left 20 years for me to code. I am running out of time now. I can not wait for another 10 years to get myself certified as a J2EE developer, I need to have a 30 days plan. Plan it short so that I can achieve my objective earlier.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Diary evolution

Diary, is a activity that could help me in writing a good essay during my school. By practicing it daily, one short paragraph (approximately 30-40 words) in a day, it could be various topics happen in my life, I will gain a wealth skills in essay writing. This is what teacher told me in school.

My diary book consist of small exercise book, a various kind of look and feel bought from gift shop, professional executive diary, hard cover, soft cover, thick one, thin one, cheap one, and expensive one. The smallest one I been using for my diary is '555' pocket notebook. I used to carry it along with me, write everything at everywhere. Due to the size is so small, I couldn't write much thing in it. And I give up using it.

As my age growth, my diary writing getting lesser and lesser. One of the reason is I am no longer need it to write a good essay, no more worry about scoring. At one time, I'm totally stop writing anything. Because I felt annoying in writing dairy.

I'm using Excel to write my diary recently, with three columns in it, one for date, one for time, and one for activity. Keep the content short to one to three sentences. My new way of writing dairy. Have been practicing it for 2 months. It is just so interesting to write. And it could be my time logger as well. Inspecting where my time spend on or waste on. With the help of smartphone device and cloud service, I can carry it anywhere, write anytime, and retrieve on the go.

At last, I no need to worry about how my diary should keep, and it save a lot of space in my bookshelf.