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How I've set goals for 2023.

How I've set goals for 2023.

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Karthick Ramjee
ยทDec 31, 2022ยท

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Table of contents

  • Overview
  • Goals
  • References


Learn how to set SMART goals.

  • Specific.

    • Make specific goals and narrow for more effective planning.
  • Measurable.

    • Evidence to prove that we are making progress and reevaluate when necessary.
  • Attainable.

    • Accomplish a goal within a certain timeframe.
  • Relevant.

    • Goals should align with our values and long-term objectives.
  • Time-based.

    • Realistic & ambitious deadline for prioritization and motivation.

I've split my goals for 2023 in a personal and professional way. With this, I will be able to focus on the areas which I can improve upon and work towards that without any confusion and strike a balance.

Just a small piece of advice to readers. Never just set a goal and leave it as such. Main success lies in attaining the end state of the goal (Which can be achieved by proper planning and setting a game plan to complete those).

  • Set a realistic goal.

  • Keep track of the plan on how to execute it.

  • Work towards it and review it if needed.


๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ Start Date: Jan 1st, 2023.

๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฝ Review Date: Sep 30th, 2023.

๐ŸคŒ๐Ÿฝ Review Blog Date: Dec 1st, 2023. (Will write a post about success/failure rate).

๐Ÿค๐Ÿฝ End Date: Dec 31st, 2023.

Professional ๐Ÿ’ป

Let's start with improving myself professionally with the below goals.

  • Learn about Distributed System designs in depth.

    • Have started watching Martin Kleppmann's lectures about Distributed Systems. (Reference below)

    • Publish common System design architectures (Say job scheduler) and make it open-sourced in GitHub.

  • Post articles about engineering in my blog every Saturday.

    • Have already created a series in this blog to get started.

    • Have created a reminder to ensure I post regularly. (I consider reminders seriously OCD ๐Ÿคง)

  • Start a side project with my friends.

    • We are still working on solving some customer pain points. Still figuring it out. WIP ๐Ÿ—๏ธ
  • Write production level Machine learning (ML) applications.

    • Have started watching the youtube playlist by HuggingFace. (Reference below)

Personal ๐Ÿ‘จ

Let's look at some of the goals I always wanted to achieve personally.

  • Get fitter and reduce my weight to around 85-88kgs.

    • Currently, I weigh 93 kgs. Have set a reminder to start working out ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ at least 5 times a week and never skip 2 days in a row.
  • Save emergency funds. (At least 3-6 months of my monthly salary)

    • Have to start this by creating a mandate for arbitrage funds in Zerodha Coin.
  • Invest my excess money ๐Ÿ’ฐ each month in the Indian and US stock markets.

    • Have created SIP in stocks in both markets.
  • Donation.

    • Have started this by donating 1000 rupees ๐Ÿ’ด on a monthly basis online.

    • Have to discuss this with some of my friends/relatives to carry it out in person. I personally feel happy and satisfied when I donate to those who are in need.


This is the last post for this year, see you next year with much more useful and interesting content. ๐Ÿฅน

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