Even if we don't expect knowledge to be in places where we think isn't there, it is.
Stop trying to filter out knowledge from places you think that you can't find knowledge in.
If you think that you can't find knowledge, you already have. Every single situation that you in right now is something you can extract knowledge from.
That's what Marcus Aurelius taught me this month. You can't blame the outside world for the situation you're in right now. But you gotta make the most of it.
Take accountability for what's in your control. Not what's outside of it.
My month at a glance:
Creating a Lane Detection model completely from scratch
Starting a udacity nanodegree (and finishing it within a month!)
Picking up 2 books that I dropped for 2 months
Starting a youtube channel 👀
The plan for 2021
Classifying Lanes Completely From Scratch
This was one of my main focuses for this month. I wanted to really perfect this project and make sure that it was very well done. I was able to successfully finish it with some really good predictions!
Make sure to take a look at my medium page and youtube since there will be an article and video coming out there very soon!
Sneak peak at the predictions 👀👀. If the vidoe doesn't work, then click here :)
I decided to start the udacity nanodegree for Intro to self-driving cars this month. I'm planning to get the course done within 4 weeks! My goals and plans with the nanodegree have been really pushing me a lot.
I knew literally nothing about C++ before starting the course. The course has really pushed me to actually learn C++ and be able to learn in an extremely fast way via documentation + stackoverflow.
I'm halfway through the nanodegree program right now and am planning to graduate in mid-February.
After that, I'm also planning to do the Become a self-driving car engineer nanodegree. My goal is to really become super legit in self-driving cars and nanodegrees like these can really push me to become super legit in this field.
Books, food, and working out
I spent a lot of this month really fixing up my habits. I used to workout, used to read, but not anymore.
2 weeks ago, I wanted to get back into reading. I wasn't sure how. I found two books that I hadn't picked up in 2 months: Sapiens and How to win friends and influence people.
I wasted a whole week trying to figure out how I should really approach this.
Last week, I just forced myself to read. And I loved it. I ended up finishing 2 books within that week (around 150 pages a day!!) and I'm planning to get a Kindle soon (thanks Izzy!).
How to win friends was a really good read. Everything Carnegie says and writes is super applicable in my life and I'm already starting to see results in improved personal + family well-being.
Some of the books on my radar:
Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom
Brief answers to the biggest questions by Stephen Hawking
Work energy by Jim Harmer
I wrote a bit about picking up those 2 books that I dropped for 2 months, read it here:)
Another thing that I've been doing that's really been helping me organize my day was whiteboards. I used to use notion to organize my day and week but switching to a whiteboard has helped me feel more organized.
I've really felt a lot more productive being able to write everything down on my whiteboard. I added my daily wake up routine, night routine, a book tracker, and a few columns for my plans. Being able to visualize everything as this has really helped me keep my mind organized.
Starting a YouTube channel?
Yes! I'm starting my YouTube channel. I'm gonna be focusing on walking through Deep Learning projects (planning to build a Face Mask detector 👀) so make sure to subscribe to the channel so that you can get access to the video!