E-mails & messages asking me where I disappeared made me feel so special....sachi.. :) :) :)..For all those who don't know yet, I am back home in India and currently very busy shopping, eating & catching up with friends :D
Am back now. Have been working on my new blog look, which I like, hope you think the same. Added some new pages too (on the top left). Its past midnight, I just finished my blog work and still have the energy to write something.
Was wondering what would be the best topic to write on today, beginning of a New Year, new changes, new resolutions....Learnt something very very useful at the New Year Service in Church tonight and thought of sharing it. It is apt for today, when most of us will be wanting to change from old to new or start something new, especially for people who make new year resolutions....Three rules that will surely help....
Run to Win:
Don't just run because you are asked to or you have to impress others. Run because you want to be the winner. There is a difference between a dead fish and a live fish in the pond, the latter has life and can change the course of its movement. So if you are the dead fish then you can stay there and let all the possible forces drive you to a drain. You don't have to struggle or fight to reach your destination, because it won't matter since you are dead. But if you are the live fish then put in all that you have and swim to your dreams. If the tide is taking you somewhere else then put in all your might and energy to swim in the opposite direction, give your bestest best. Don't just be a part of the marathon, but be the winner.
Plan to Win:
You can either take your backpacks and start running without any aim or leave properly planned. We always undermine the importance of planning. Just because we think we have a goal we are in so much hurry to reach there we forget to equip ourselves. Once you think you have determined your goal, sit back and think about the road you are going to take. Map your journey and see if you are well equipped to take on the roads. Trust me it will save you a lot of trouble on the way. Making a resolution and keeping up to it for the first week of January will be very easy, but then you would start to stumble, if you have not planned. Because if you had planned then you would know exactly where you would stumble and loaded yourself with remedies to it. So yes planning is the key.
Focus - such an important thing. We can map our destination, plan our travel and yet loose focus. Maybe lack of motivation, maybe criticism whatever the reason most of the time our thoughts and determination wander. And as they wander we see options, we see reasons to discontinue what we have taken up. So it is important to take small steps and stay focused on that. Smaller steps help if you have a problem focusing for a longer time. Step by step you will see you have reached where you wanted to. But then focus and train your mind and take control of your heart, don't let it waver....
They are simple rules, we have heard them again and again, but there is no escape since this is the truth without which it is impossible to achieve your goals. I am for sure going to use them. 2011 was a blessed year for me, I know 2012 will also be the same. I have set bigger goals and I cannot risk it to sluggishness and clumsiness.
Remember it does not matter how you begin, but how you end is important. Next year same day same time if you don't want to regret wasting a year then it will be a good idea to follow these rules. So herez to a happy 2012, one which will bring in prosperity in all areas. Wish you all a very very happy new year.......<3 <3 <3