CheckPoint 1- Resolutions 2007

Legend

Yet To Start
Currently Working
Done with Flying Colors

One: Increase financial aptitude.

Two: Start investing and saving (and hence Tax planning).

Three: Learn disciplined spending.

Four: Learn XML related technologies and take one external certification on XML.

Five: Take SCWCD certification.

Six: Read Wren and Martin High School Grammar book. There is a lot of room for improvement of my English grammar 🙂

Seven: Read, Read and Read. Lots of general books are pending.

Eight: Complete ‘Think without Ink’ book

Nine: Learn to drive bike comfortably in traffic with pillion rider. U know, I can go above 100 if I m the only one on the road 🙂

Ten: Just mind my own business.Dont waste time by involving in unnecessary matters and issues. Just be focused on my goals and aspirations.

Eleven: Complete OCP SQL

Twelve: Learn Ant

Thirteen: Complete How To Read Better and Faster book

Two key missing prerequisites to reach my ‘Should-be’ state

FOCUS and  MOMENTUM

The two key elements which I lack or rather I would say, I often fail to persevere in most of the tasks I take up on my own.

I had applied them many times but still am failing to exploit them to my fullest advantage.

In fact I used to apply them earlier in my life and even very recently I applied them in one of the two important areas of my life to accomplish one of the most important missions of my life. And I accomplished it with flying colors. But still there is one more. only one more area where I have to apply them to prove myself what I am.

This is one of my new year resolutions as well.

So I am waiting for nothing. Am going to start off right away to accomplish the much aspired goals and to reap the much awaited benefits.

Finally fixed it!

Finally, after procrastinating for about many years ( from my adolescent days) , I fixed the braces to my teeth from the local orthodontist ( Dr. Vinod Krishnan of TDSG ) in Trivandrum.

He is quite cool and I liked the way he worked on my teeth.I paid 5K and another 5K is due over next 10 months.

Anyway am looking forward to improve my outlook 🙂 but it might take another 12 months to happen..I can wait..err..I have to wait and will wait.

when I started listening to my heart…

they wanted me to be according to their expectations…

they wanted me to listen what they say…

they wanted me to like what they show…

for all the above things to happen,

they wished me to be dependent on them…

but I just followed my heart. nothing else did I care.

finally, they came to my way 🙂

This reminded me one famous quote of Swami Vivekananda:

Yes! First they ridiculed me, then they opposed me finally now they accepted me!

My new year resolutions

Today on my way back to office from hospital in auto I just contemplated a bit and decided to come up with some resolutions for New Year 2007. Until now I had no habit of making resolutions. So what? I will start from next year. New Year, New Habits 🙂

I am just jotting down in the order they struck to my mind.

One: Increase financial aptitude.

Two: Start investing and saving (and hence Tax planning).

Three: Learn disciplined spending.

Four: Learn XML related technologies and take one external certification on XML.

Five: Take SCWCD certification.

Six: Read Wren and Martin High School Grammar book. There is a lot of room for improvement of my English grammar 🙂

Seven: Read, Read and Read. Lots of general books are pending.

Eight: Complete ‘Think without Ink’ book

Nine: Learn to drive bike comfortably in traffic with pillion rider. U know, I can go above 100 if I m the only one on the road 🙂

Ten: Just mind my own business.Dont waste time by involving in unnecessary matters and issues. Just be focused on my goals and aspirations.

Duh! That’s the list of 10 things not only I wish to do…but I will do in 2007.Well I am a good planner and that is not the end. I am a good executor too :-)Just recently I woke up and realized that the problem is not in execution but in planning. I don’t know why and what to do. If that is the case forget about how to do. It’s been exactly the case with me…but only till now. Certainly not from next year 🙂

Feeling-in-Love

Few days back when I was browsing one of my favorite sites on the internet: pravsworld dot com, I saw the following lines on Love.

Love is so powerful because being loved causes one to love oneself. Nothing
contributes to the self-image more than being loved by another. When the words ‘I love you’ are expressed to you for the first time, your world blossoms, your heart glows with inspiration, confidence and thoughts of the mountains you can move. It’s more than an emotional kick; suddenly you like yourself more than you have ever before.

That is exactly how I am feeling from the past two months and will continue for the rest of my life. The only way to know it is to experience it.

God! Why have you sent me to this earth…

They say- We all come to this earth to fulfill a unique and special purpose in our lives.

I too came to this earth some 23 years back.Then

what is my purpose here?
why am I here?
what am I supposed to do with my so called gifted Life?

Unfortunately these are some of the most difficult questions to answer for anyone.Very few people on this earth know about what exactly they want to do with their lives.Among them even few people like Steve Jobs and Sania Mirza realized it at very early age in their lives.No wonder he is a self-made millionaire at the age of 21.Some people realize that late in their lives.But considering the fact that majority of the people die without even knowing that, they are far better.At least they knew it in their life time.So I have 3 classifications here.[1] Those who realize early in their lives like Sachin Tendulkar, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates,Sania Mirza et al. [2] Then there are many people who realize their purpose when they are half way or so through their lives.Most of the todays entrepreneurs-turned-techies and dotcom millionaires fall under this category. [3] Finally comes very large group of people who even don’t know what they are destined to do in their life time and simply pass away.These people are huge in numbers compared to the first two groups. With all my efforts I want to make sure that I will not end up in category-3.

It’s been 23 years since I am existing here.At different points of time in these 23 years, I found two things which I love to do.First one I found it very early during my adolescent days and second one I found when I was 19 or 20.Until recently I had no clue how to accomplish both of them.

First one is very personal to me and hence am keeping it confidential for now.I will let you know about that later once I completely succeed in that.It’s just a matter of few months before I close it.It’s in very near future.And I am really very very lucky to find that.Though I have written my own script and executed that perfectly, I should attribute some of the credit to luck as well considering the “connecting-dots” philosophy of Steve Jobs.I have been very successful in grabbing the opportunity that was opened up to me.

That is only half of the story.Another half is still pending and as of now I have no clue how I will accomplish that.And that is to become an entrepreneur.This is a very tough job.And my only hope is the confidence I accrue from the success in my first half and my ability to stick to something I desperately want .Lets see what will happen in this dimension as well.

I didn’t have any clue how I accomplish them.If you take the first case , all I had was sheer belief.That’s it.Nothing else.I knew only what.But I didn’t knew how, till recently.But it all happened like a magic.I don’t deny the fact that I have been instrumental in making that happen.I planned it well and executed it very well.And the confidence it gave me is what I want to carry to accomplish my second mission as well.

But for the second mission, it might take some time because as of now I am doing nothing than to simply reading Businessworld and BusinessToday magazines to follow and track the lives and careers of some of the entrepreneurs who were successful, who were not so successful and who were working their guts out to be successful.I don’t know anything about stock markets . My financial aptitude is absolute zero.Nothing I know.But I wanted to become a successful entrepreneur.I just have a dream and belief that I will.

When these both missions were accomplished, that is when I feel my destiny is unfolded, my life is fulfilled and my purpose is realized.

God! as usual please be with me all the times and help me in achieving your objective of sending me to this wonderful planet.