Resolutions: Make it or Break It

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It is the time of the year again when we are about to close and reconcile all that occurred in this year. So it’s again time for a fresh beginning, a time to make new friends, dreams and resolutions.

I would like to focus on resolutions and goal. People might be on a different note when taking the start of the New Year as an ignition point of achieving new heights, chasing dreams, becoming best, take resolutions and might argue that the whole year is the opportunity to do so. Why wait for the year-end to start something new. Folks, do you agree with their logic, I do. No time is good or bad enough to make a new start.

Indeed as I was about to write this post, I read an article by Sarah H which is in contrast to what I am about to write. It talks about to follow your calling and to believe “I want you all to realize every day is a new day and every minute is a new minute.”

So why am I or many others up to the spree that we make New Year resolutions and goals, has it become a doctrine over the years which we follow driven by the sub conscious mind. Personally, I am of the opinion that we should use this opportunity to make realistic changes we want to achieve, driven in a proper way and time boxed. This implies we can use this opportunity to carve initiatives, milestone and plan our road ahead with a road map and importantly attach a time line to it.

To emphasize just follow these basics when laying the foundation stones of resolutions or goals for the coming year:

  1. Rational: Think properly before you arrive at your goal and whether it is balanced and achievable goal.
  2. Benefits: What benefits do you drive by this goal or resolution?
  3. Announce: Announce to your family, friends and close group about your goal.
  4. Time boxing: Create well thought, achievable timelines and smaller benchmarks in your goal so that you can track your progress.
  5. Follow: Create a rule or strong vibe to follow the goal and treat the plan as your bible.
  6. Never Say Die: Have a never say die attitude as hiccups occur only during the first few days, once you overcome the tide there will be smooth sailing all through. Keep the Faith intact. Remember there are dark shadows on Earth but its light are stronger in contrast.
  7. Journal: Create a journal for your next year, I do have one. Digital, Printed or whatsoever it be, mark all your important dates and events in advance on the journal and keep posting on it on a daily basis. This journal is a quick reference and reflection of your life. Keep it in a place where you can view it frequently and have a dip check. The idea is to have a quick reference without spending a lot of time on creating and posting to the journal or planner.

Looking forward to hear from everyone, your views; what else you believe can be added to the list and share your experiences around this.

We are on the last day of the year as I write this post; I would like to extend my thanks to everyone who made me smile, taught me, and supported me and to everyone who is part of the blogging world. Thanks for reading and appreciating the posts, following my blog and for the critical suggestions provided. Enjoy your year ahead and may God fulfill all your wishes.

Wish you all a blasting 2015 …..

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A year of Blogging: 2014 in review

Finally the verdict is out…. Love you wordpress.com tech-monkeys for this wonderful summary and thanks to all visitors, followers and those who spent their time reading the shit and posting like and comments… Keep it rolling… Love you All, Have a blast 2015.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 940 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 16 trips to carry that many people.

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All Grown Up!!!

When was the first time you really felt like a grown up (if ever)?

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As I write this post I am forced to ask myself a simple question this post has stirred up ” Have I really grown up” or I have learned the art and craft of what’s called a grown up.

Speaking the heart out I felt grown up the day I left home after my grads and decided that I am the creator of myself, good, bad or ugly all decisions will be mine and I am proud of them today.  It is like taking a stand and taking care of yourself and everything around you. You need to master the art of what’s good and bad and move ahead, this is the best way forward in the teaching by life. The more dependency you have the bigger problem you create for yourself.

The takeaway from this is that be responsible and start owning things, sooner the better and be your own decision maker. Hold on, I am not asking you to be a dull rudimentary person, I strongly believe in the phrase Work hard, party harder. So at times go with the tide and relive as a kid, after all we all have a hidden child in us.

Having a lovely kid and wife and to take their collective responsibility makes me feel the reason enough to be a grown up. It is always good however to brood in the past and relive your childhood days, now I do this with my kid and do become a kid as and when required.

I seem to enjoy my present, love my past and believe I will make a wonderful future…..

To end up I am not that bothered much about my being grown up but how fast my girl, daddy girl is growing up… Daddy’d girl she was now she goes another way….

All-Grown-UP

Kids don’t lie!!!!

Although we grow up with our parents chanting the lines that honesty  and truth is the best policy yet we are destined to contradict it as we grow wise.

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Even today before leaving for work I asked my 6 year old daughter to be true, honest and humble.

So what happens as we grow, are these feeds baseless which we give to our children, when we as adults are aware that we need not speak the truth at office, to friends, while socializing etc. So why we are chanting this rhyme to our kids. The answer is that we want to imbibe moral values in our kids and let them decide later how to use this based on the circumstances.

Ask me personally there is no harm in it, I can say a lie to make people happy, to bring a smile on their face. People don’t like to share the truth with others unless required and the other person is not an acquaintance . You may praise the dress a distant relative of yours is wearing in a meet up, you just would not like to turn her head up on heels by saying it sucks.

This is noting strange but being smart, you create a space of respect for others, yourself and avoid conflicts.

Sweet Little Lies