Six done, Six more to go!


We are halfway through the year already. Whenever a new year begins, I am pepped up with new ideas and aspirations. These sometimes disappear as the year progresses. From a couple of months I am trying to set up smaller goals, which align with my yearly resolutions. I try keeping record of my progress on a monthly basis. These look more workable and give a sense of satisfaction when achieved.

As I see my cousins, friends and juniors attain post graduate degrees, time and again I feel that I should study too. Thinking about this made me realize the problem lies in my commitment. I easily give up on things, I am too distracted a person to focus on a single thing. That’s how I’ve always been. I do a bit of this, a bit of that, take a break and then get back to doing the first task, only to realize that I had totally forgotten a much more important task. I do complete them, if I am accountable to someone else. Like at work. But that’s such a bad thing! I should be accountable to myself, more than anyone else.

Sometimes I totally give up on things and waste money too. That is what scares me. For instance I wanted to develop a website of my own. So I went ahead and bought the domain for it too. That, I thought will help me work towards it. It’s been a couple of years now and I haven’t done anything about it. So that’s money direct down the drain. 😐 So, what if I take up a distance learning PG program and give up on it? That’s a lot of money!

So this year, when working on my smaller, doable goals theory I decided that I need to prove to myself that I can do a PG program, only then, I will go ahead with the idea. There are smaller goals that I have set for myself. A course or two at work, which demands self-done projects, an external certification etc. completed successfully. That will ensure my commitment and also help increase my focus. So far, I’ve completed one course project. Though I exceeded the deadline I set for myself, I completed it and didn’t give up. Few more to achieve.

Working on these and a lot of things on the personal front, my half year seems quite productive. Waiting to see how the remaining half pans out. How has your half year been?


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Bikramjit says:

    This year is flying past.. mine has been roller coaster reached the top only to fall down at high speed….but its ok life is like that…

    My best wishes always.. may all your hard work bear fruit and the next half of the year is exactly as you have planned for…

    1. Arch says:

      I hope things take a turn for good in the rest half of the year for you Bikram! My best wishes to you too. 🙂 Thank you for the lovely wishes!

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