Yesterday, I sat for jotting down my achievements of 2015. I was broken heart seeing that my list of achievement was almost empty. The few achievements I noted down were very trifle. It seemed that the year 2015 just swished by, and I stood baffled, and inert all the way through. I did nothing. I let the time go by pitying me.
I started thinking again that what I really did throughout the year. As it is not filled with achievements, it must be filled with other things. Then I realized that I am defining ‘achievement’ with typical expectations. I do not deny that I really failed to meet some of my targets, but I should not ignore my other deeds too just because I never put them in my resolution or never thought them as achievement. I did so many things that was not sorted out in the beginning of the year 2015, but all those works made me happy, and I felt fulfilled. For example, I love trees, but, I had always been terrible in gardening. In 2015, amazingly, I turned out to be a moderately successful gardener. It was not in my list (please, read as the list of high expectations), but, of course, it is something to be counted as an achievement. Now, I can say that I am really doing something for my mother earth, apart from quenching my thirst of enjoying the green, to keep her safe, and green for me, and my generation next. So, are you sitting upset now thinking that all the resolutions you made in 2015 were not done properly? Are you calling yourself a non-achiever? Stop thinking so, right now. Please, come out of the page of your ‘list to achieve’. Glance at the every corner of your life that are often overlooked. Define not ‘achievement’ only with higher, and calculative reality, try to define it with mundane thoughts and deeds too. Grade not your good works, and achievement. Make every achievement precious. Trifling the works, and achievement is nothing but belittling your potentials, and beliefs that ultimately bars you to become successful. Just be praiseworthy of yourself, and have a look on every details of your deeds. I am sure you willl be happily surprised with your unnoticed achievements.
Happy New Year. May your 2016 be a year of positivity, because, I believe only positive outlook makes people truly successful.