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?