Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Steely Resolve

Promises are meant to be broken and resolutions even more so. I barely know of a few people who genuinely stick to them. For most others, it is fashionable to make resolutions and then claim "I am going to try to stick to it, thought I don't think I will be able to do so beyond a month." I was partly successful in some of them. ‘Them’ included resolutions like not having tea for a year! With the slightly more difficult ones, failure was inevitable. However, I soon stopped committing myself to them at the start of the year and have now completely moved towards a goal-oriented approach. But if I were ever to make a resolution again, these are the ones which will test my patience and determination to the limit(listed in random order).


I Net - Centric
I will stay online for a maximum of one hour in a day.
I will orkut only once in a week.
I will not torture readers with highly opinionated political blogs.
I will not rush into writing testimonials.

II Behavioural
I will not give advice when it is not asked for.
I will stop bitching about people.
I will not play devil’s advocate.
I will stop being over-realistic.

III Educational
I will stop bulk-xeroxing.
I will not leave the syllabus for the preparatory leave.
I will not show my disgust at VESIT’s policies.
I will write my assignments on my own.

IV Social
I will attend all community functions.
I will entertain people even if they are talking crap because they belong to the group called ‘relatives.’
I will stop having long telephone conversations.
I will meet all my friends at least once in a month.

V Dietary
I will stop eating at Khau Galli.
I will not dine/lunch out more than once in a month.
I will stop eating ketchup.
I will not experiment any more with noodles.
I will learn to cook something beyond noodles.

VI Miscellaneous
I will again start talking in unadulterated slang-free English.
I will not take a rickshaw between home and college on all the times I am not in a hurry.
I will stop clicking random pictures of myself because it’s not good being a narcissist.
I will follow a healthy routine and go for morning walks regularly.

5 comments:

Metallica bhakt! said...

arent u restricting urself from all the good things in life by naming them as a 'not-going-to-do' resolution.. all the best for following em ;P

Whispering Shadow said...

The whole pt is I am never going to make these resolutions Yashshri [;)]To quote "But if I were ever to make a resolution again, these are the ones which will test my patience and determination to the limit(listed in random order)."

jan said...

the crazy pictures one is something u shud surely implement ! (it seems easier than the rest atleast.. to me)

Whispering Shadow said...

@Jan
hmmm..dunno wch one's the toughest/easiest. it's like choosing between two eyes [:P]

Nikita said...

Some of mine:


i will stay online for a maximum of one hour too...lol

I will only bitch about ppl for a few days in a week...Mon-thursday and friday-sunday!

I will eat ketchup wid kakis food only....

I will give u advice whenever its not needed also... :P