Suddenly, it's been six months. I started Hacked Man in June and decided the rest of the year 2014 would be dedicated to it. As it's the last days of 2014, it's time to start debriefing and doing a retrospective on the project. I'll write a couple of different blog posts on what went well, what didn't and what next.
In general, the project has been fun and worth the effort. I've also managed to gain some very practical skills and tools, that I'm loving and getting a lot of mileage out of. I didn't turn my life into unending gloryride of productivity or manage to stop playing video games completely or sleeping or anything, and happily so.
It's funny how that sort of things always pop to mind when thinking about self-help, even though my goal wasn't to turn into an inhumanly powerful accomplishment machine at any point. I can't deny, that lifehacking yourself into an Übermensch is still obviously something that's very appealing to me. Overcoming stuff is the best. Especially if it's yourself that you are overcoming.
Even with the extra energy and new tools, Hacked Man has also taken resources. All changes do and especially when I've had quite a lot to do anyways, having an extra project has seemed a bit excessive. Still, it's a price I've happily paid for now. The return on investment has been good so far and it's not like I've actually had skip nights of sleep or miss my family for weekends to keep up with Hacked Man.
The best part about the whole project is, that it's let me take a much more reflective and active approach on goal setting. Now it feels it's more about thinking up exciting stuff I want to do, than thinking about how to accomplish it. Some days of holiday and I shiver with...
...anticipation to start another big project or to think up a new goal!
But first, a bunch of posts about how everything went: the best, the worst, the okayish!