100. Little did I imagine when I began writing this series that I would reach a hundred. But as with the Proficorn blog series, the ideas kept coming as I wrote. Here is what I had said in my introduction to the Life System series: “It is never too late to learn and improve. It requires a realisation that we can be better than we are, a humility to accept when we are wrong, and an openness to change. Every mistake we make should be introspected to see if there is change needed in our core processes. Done repeatedly, we become better. A system is a set of ideas or rules for organising something; a particular way of doing something. Apply it to our way of living and we get a life system. This series is not about providing life hacks – the Internet is full of those. It is about sharing how I think and what I do – the path and system I have chosen to follow, after many iterations and improvements. Each of us has to craft our own life system.” And to think it all started as I was sitting in a waiting room with a question a young girl had posed to me. (As a postscript: I am a published author now!)
Life is about learning and sharing, or as someone put it, “reading, writing, and daydreaming.” This blog has given me a platform for all the above. I don’t worry about who will read and that has freed me from worrying about vanity metrics. I write for myself – perhaps a Future Self. It has worked well for the past many years – the unbroken stream of a new original post daily. For this, I have to keep many ideas floating around in my head. And that itself becomes a habit!
A hundredth post milestone is a good checkpoint to reflect on. I have written much of what I wanted to say on this theme. The last 20 posts were a bit of a stretch, but I was keen to reach my second “series” century.
I hope this series helps you in becoming better. Much of what I have learnt is the collected and observed wisdom from watching and listening to others. Even now, I keep a running list of future ideas and there are many more future themes to write on, should I wish to. That’s a decision for a later time. For now, it is time to celebrate the century!