Saturday, February 25, 2017

What I want to do this year

Last year was the most productive year of my life. I was probably able to accomplish in one year what I did not in my whole life! And that was because of my 30Before30 goal list.

So it would probably be foolish if I did not do something similar this year. No, I am not coming up with 31 before 31, which by the way, sounds odd, but I do have a simple list. Last time, I had to come up with 30 because I oh-so-wanted to use the title ;)

So tan-ta-dah, here they are:

Career :

1. In the next two months, try out options and make a career choice and by end of the year, take a step closer in that direction. (This is actually a leftover from last year). PMP was a step to explore an option, to see how I like it.

2. I have been told many times at my workplace that I don't sound confident in uncertain situations and don't take lead. So this year, I will consciously practice efficient decision making, confident public speaking and persuasive reasoning.


3. Write 100 posts this year. That means weekly twice, and I am lagging far behind. But I intend to catch up.

4. Word Porn. I am in love with Word Porn quotes. I have stumbled on really good ones, that struck a chord with me. Its like they tapped into my soul. I am going to try writing myself! And ofcourse these will be a part of the above 100 posts.

5. Re-start the Monday warm-ups and wiser Wednesdays.(anybody like them?, I wonder).

6. Improve at tennis. This year's focus will be on the serves and placements.

7.Maintain a daily private journal.


8. Comeback to a weight of 134 lbs. That means lose 6 pounds. I have been accumulating fat like Indians accumulate gold. Only, fat is not gold.

9. Do Yoga and meditation everyday in the morning.

10. Sleep better. I wake up everyday as if I havent slept at all. Its high time I did something about it.


11. Stand up for your actions. DO what you think is right and have the courage to face the consequences.

12. Pray because you are grateful for what you have.

13. Learn to let go when you should. Let go of "what could have been". I can be either this side or that side. I cannot be here and want to be there. Being in the middle sucks. So this year, I will learn to choose. And learn to be happy with my choice.

"The human life is made up of choices. Yes or no? In or out? Up or down? And then there are the choices that matter: to love or hate, to be a hero or to be a coward, to fight or to give in, to live or die... Live or die? That's the important choice, and it's not always in our hands.

~ Grey's Anatomy.

Deadline : 12/31/2017

Anybody can have goals. You need a plan to achieve those goals. What are your goals? Do you have a plan ? Is it all in your head or do you write them down?


  1. All fabulous goals and easily doable too. I cannot emphasise the need for sleep enough! Do read Thrive by Arianna Huffington if you haven't. I've also started a conscious mindfulness practice this year and my word for the year is 'Peace.' So far, it's been working wonders. All the best and rock 2017. That 30 before 30 sounds wonderful. Maybe I should work on a 40 before 40 list soon considering I have a year left for that to happen :)

    1. Thanks for dropping by shailaja! You should do 40 before 40 and I would love to know what your goals would be.

      I havent read Thrive, I will do so. Thank you for suggesting. I really need something for my sleep.

  2. Oh! the zeal with which you write these things! I am ammused and amazed at the same time.
    The ease with which you find solace in you non committal proclamations.
    I am happy you are into it again.
    All the Best

    1. Non-committal, ha? Try doing once Baba ;) :D Its haaaard !

  3. What a gorgeous way to start the year, Sampada! (I know it is Feb, but still!). I wish you all the best. Make a vision board to inspire you. You'll be amazed how much faster you reach your goals. I'll be watching you! ♥ Setting intention is the first thing ♥ All the best.

    1. Thank you so much for your encouragement Vidya! Do watch me..I need a stern eye to push me when I slack :) And I see you have 4 :P :D

  4. Awesome resolutions Sampada - I am so glad more blogging is on your agenda. Look forward to reading and interacting. And I guess I should adopt your 'health' plans too except it would be 16 pounds. But i would be thrilled with 6. Do share your tips and tricks if any. As for me, I am trying to walk as much as possible. Hasnt made a dent so far but then it's been less than a month. Yoga and meditation have been on my list for as long as I remember but where is the time? I do wish there were 48 hrs in a day :D

    1. Walking doesnt help much if your goal is to reduce weight Dahlia. Lets talk offline on a diet and exercise plan :P I am not following anything specific .. I have to come up with one.

      I do yoga quite frequently, but meditation is something I want to make a habit of. However, I havent been very successful in waking up early to fit all these in.

      Like you, I often wish we had 24 hours in a day :D

  5. Some good goals there. They are all doable and realistic. Wish you well on all of those!

  6. Good thoughts Sampu...have a great yr ahead.
    Very grateful for inspiring( a little) a character like me

    1. I am glad I was able to inspire you gal! When you make a list for yourself, do let me know. I would love to know and encourage you if you need some boost :D

  7. More power to you fir working on self, cos that the best thing one can do for oneself.
    Love the look of your blog. Shall explore more with your 100 posts this year goal 😊 cheers n best of luck

  8. These are some really fabulous goals! And I loved all of them! And I'm sure you'll be able to complete them as well. I'm sure going to make a list for myself, but not 30 by 30 I feel! All the best to you :)


    1. You should do it Geetika ... would love to read your goals... thank you so much for reading !

  9. Good for you with all these goals. I should do the same. Goals are so good for taking action with their quantifying something and giving a deadline. I don't do that enough and time slips away so easily. Thanks for the reminder.

    1. Thank you Cathy! Yes, writing goals down sets the direction and much needed momentum. Please do try.

  10. I literally need to borrow more than half your goals for 2017. Especially when it comes to weight loss (60 pounds for me as against your 6!) and definitely the 100 posts seem challenging for me, considering I've had a horribly slow start to this year.

    All the best!


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