Friday, January 9, 2009


Hi folks, wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year. I’ve been quiet for quite a while, and this time with apparently no reason. Neither was there any dearth of topics nor was I occupied very much with my work. If I’ve to put it in Deewar way then I had time, I had both relevant and irrelevant topics, I had the registered blog, I wanted to post something; in nutshell I had almost everything. Now, “almost” is a very dicey word and I can vouch for this fact from my past experiences? Anyways, it was actually the presence (an unwanted one) of one more thing which interrupted my blogging life and that was “laziness”. But finally I’m back yet again and hope to stay long. Though, I would not like to promise anything about handling laziness as it is really very difficult. That is one of the reason I’ve not put it into my very doable this years’ resolutions list.

Oh yes! New Year resolutions; well I tried making a few this year. Experts (look there are experts even in this area) say that either you make only one resolution or you should try and prioritize in case of more than one. However, I didn’t find either of their ideas attractive and thus made more than one resolution and those also without any priority. I would be sharing them one by one but not until I would start doing something about them. Right now, I’ve two to share with everyone because I’ve started working on them and a sense of achievement has started blossoming for me. Now there is a difference between success and achievement. What I believe is that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. While, success, as I put, is one’s achievement being recognized by others on the basis of fruits/output/results. Undoubtedly, success's nice, too but not as important or as satisfying as the sense of achievement. So I always aim for achievement and some times find success accompanying it.

Anyways, coming back to the point; my first resolution was to keep track of my expenses- now this had nothing to do with cutting my expenses rather just keeping a track of everything. There is no big reason behind this resolution as my expenditure was never beyond the limit {of course, what a girlfriend-less guy with neither drinking (not even tea) nor smoking habit can spend on}. And it is neither like that I was thinking about ongoing downsizing and planning accordingly. Actually, I used to keep track of my expenses since school time and I was a living example of one of my professor’s statement- “There are people who would keep track of everything and can tell you the total expenses incurred during their two year stay at IIM”. But things changed once I entered into corporate life and since last 6 months, I didn’t bother even remembering any of my expenses. This time, with this resolution, my aim is to compare and conclude if which kind-of life is better suited to me.

After my first not-so-interesting resolution; here is the second one. I’ve decided to preserve the happy moments again, and this time with the help of Mr. Gates. It may sound very weird but I’ve started storing photos along with tags or my own comments regarding the day/event, also recording the day in Word and interestingly Excel is proving handy too, in this direction. Earlier, I used to maintain a diary and scribble everyday happenings. That habit lost sometime, I don’t remember when, but now I want to resume my journey. This year would mark a fresh beginning for me in that sense.

Sometimes we forget all small good things happen to us while we busy in running behind a big dream. But big dreams are like rainbow which gives you illusive view of happiness where all small good things are like rain which makes you feel happy and content instantly. I don't know how many of you will agree with my analogy but we all do same mistake again and again. How many of you can list out ‘every’ small good thing happen to you in your life so far. I think very few and now I want to be the part of “those very few” again.


Quaintzy Patchez said...

:) ahem! those are good enough resolutions, welcome back

and @blogroll, Thank you! I feel honoured!

PD said...

Hi Peyush bhai..
first of all happy new year 2 u 2.. :)
I am not setting anmy resolution for any year as well as not celebrating new year too, bcoz as per me it came from western culture.. but i enjoy to see people happy in anyway.. :)
by the way, previously I was thinking that you are reading only my those blog postings whose link i m giving to u, and today was surprising for me to see your comment over there.. today first time i came on this blog.. i was searching u on your other two blogs but got to know that you r busy here.. good blog.. keep it up.. :)

Peyush said...

Thank you, thanks to both of you!