Goal Setting- 35 Goals In 365 days

Well this was an inspired Goal setting. I promise to take a printout when I am done with doing the list and then keep updating this post every two weeks. This is fun

1. Wake up at 5am for 5 days continuously- Failed
I tried. Really tried but my sleep schedule is so damn freaked up. I will start afresh next year.
Btw this year I tried waking up at 5 am continuously for 4 days but I caught a fever and bloom… all gone…

I started reading Robin Sharmas’slates book – The 5am club. hopefully next year… Damn sure…

2. Read 50 books- Acheived

Oh well, I conquered this and I am not stopping just here.. 🙂 I finished almost 60 books … yahooo….
You can check my book reviews and book reading activities in :


and my specific challenge here .

3. Go for a solo trip- Failed

Still need to plan . This seems like a lot of plan.. Hopefully should get this done by november

4. Meet 10 new people as part of positivity exercise. – Partially Achieved 

Met Pavithra, avid reader, wander lust and positive girl.
My friend who lives in hurricane struck St Maarteens. A strong lady…


One of my 2018 goal was to meet awesome people like Balaji Viswanathan, the most followed Quoran and CEO of Invento Robotics – famous for the MitraBot.Finally met someone so down to earth yet intellectually out of the world! We spoke about half an hour about his productivity tips, various books that he reads! Felt like I have met a living Abdul Kalam! Awesome day!

Check his profile in Quora!

Next up? Anyone want to connect and you think you are positive- feel free to connect me 🙂

5. Go for a concert- Failed

Damn, almost forgot about this goal.. 😦

6. Get 300 subscribers in Merrybrains Youtube channel – Partially Achieved 

7. Sing and Record 10 new songs (7/10)

you can check my recordings at:


8. Start a music youtube channel- Achieved

Finally created MerryBrains Vlog and added a video too.
Check the channel here.

9. Own a DSLR camera- Achieved

Wow. This is something awesome 🙂 Finally got a sony a6300 mirrorless with 4k video recording- loving it 🙂


10. Reach 70kgs with a desirable body .

  • Started hitting the gym 🙂 Going good.
  • Update- not going that great now. consistency is the key.

11. Get featured in a famous youtube channel- Failed

Way behind. : (
But I started my own music youtube channel. lets make it famous 😉

12. Create 2 Lic policies – Failed

Damn! The IT returns.. 😦

Save money 😦

13. Create a gallery wall in my study room- Achieved

  • Started with a gallery wall. Will add pictures to it!
  • Started adding some pictures

14. Attend a quora meetup – Failed 

  • Oops… do we have any meetups as of yet..

15. Meet Quora celebrities- GV or balaji Vishwanathan – Achieved

Met Balaji sir. Check above goals.

16. Keep up the journal – Failed

Probably i was not consistent enough.. though I blog regurarly 🙂

17. Plan a trip abroad – Acheived 


  • This goal is just planning 🙂
  • But guess what- I actually did it 🙂
  • Check my srilanka travel pics here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1891861647600278&type=1&l=fa3e3a8f60

18. Achieve the targeted revenue in merrybrains book blog.- Acheieved

  • Its going good

19. Learn Guitar.

Way Behind 😦

20. Upgrade the balcony – Achieved

  • I did some upgrades but the plants are drying
  • Need some fresh upgrades.
  • Started updating this.. should be done soon 🙂

21. Attend 2 productivity group meetups- Failed

Hardly there are group meetups now..

22. Healthy Hair – Partially Achieved 

  • Well, I think i have been consistent in keeping it ..

23. Cook 5 new dishes – Achieved

Chicken chilli- Malabar style

Fish fry 🙂

Prawns Semolina Fry


Crab Sukka – Mangalore style 🙂


Anjal Tava fry 🙂


24. At least 3 Random act of kindness – Achieved

Did wherever possible- not boasting 🙂

25. Restart craftworks – Failed

26. Start painting – Achieved
This is on a roll 🙂



27. Get one professional certification- Achieved 

Done- Safe Agile Practitioner 

28. Start practicing football again- Failed 

  • Found a team to practice

29. Plan a family trip- Achieved 

  • Planning one 🙂

30. Complete a course in udemy- Failed

Not yet 😦

31. Complete 10 animation videos- Partially Achieved

32. Write 10 linked-in articles- Partially Achieved

Did a couple of them .. Check my linked in blog



33. Write at-least 20 merry brains blog articles- Achieved

On track- Surely on track 🙂

Visit this site for more 🙂


34. Go to Adiyogi -Isha foundation- Failed

Not yet- perhaps a solo trip here would make sense ? 🙂

35. Practice Minimalism- Achieved

Doing this actively 🙂



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