Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Take aways from 2012

I can honestly say that 2012 was about rediscovering myself again. This year was a very big learning curve on many different levels. On a personal level, I was introduced to new mentors to follow and consolidate new passions like filmmaking.  Now I want to make 2013 the year of taking control of all the things I've learned, and enrich my life as a result.

Ironically I haven't worked for the past 2-3 months. In fact, I've been spending all my time running, swimming, snorkeling and more recently, surfing. It has been a great way to evaluate and digest my performance from last year, screening all the information I've put in my head in the last year or so, and turning it into some kind of strategy and philosophy to live my life by.

I know I have to stay sharp and on my toes. Because life is like a race, and there will always be somebody breathing on your neck willing to run that extra mile and climb higher than you. But also you have to know how to keep composure, fight your natural instinct of blindly trying harder just because something is not giving you the results you want. Pace yourself. Hold back if necessary, and you will likely walk away the winner. That's my biggest take away from 2012.

It's very clear that being good at your craft is not enough these days. So I have to keep learning new skills, go back to basics and do only what I enjoy. I'll start interesting projects that keep my mind excited and motivated. That's the key to growing. I have a couple of projects I will be sharing soon. One is doing great, and the other didn't come out the way I wanted but I can happily share it because I learned from it.

I hope everybody is pumped for this year and wish you the best.  See ya at the final line.

One of these mornings where I didn't have anything special to do.. and so was my friend. So I picked up my camera, he picked up his rope and we went to north head. Sick morning btw

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