Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Things to do in 2008

Never before have I attempted to make a list of things to do in a Calendar year. For that matter, very rarely have I even used a to-do list in my regular life. "It cramps my style" or "They don't help much" or "I will look like a fool if I don't succeed" have been some of my reasons/excuses for not listing out things ahead of time.

2008 is going to be a different year; after-all, I rang in the New Year by running in the midnight 4 mile run in Central Park!

2007 has been a wonderful year for me; main achievement of the year being the gaining of Self-Confidence in every aspect of my life! And 2008 will be a much bigger and better year than any so far for me. After-all it is the first year in the rest of my life.

So here are the components I am putting together to have a spectacular 2008:
1. Love. Be lovable. Find Love. Fall in Love! Have a Girl-friend by Mar 2008.

2. Start on my own in the "Trading Software Best Practices" Space by Jun 2008.

2a. Write to Ben Casnocha thanking him for writing a book and sharing his experience of starting a firm - which inspired me and gave me confidence to start on my own : Jan 2008

3. Make the dream of Run Walk India a reality; First event in Bangalore in Mar 2008.

4. Read one book per week in 2008. (My wish-list for the year on Shelfari)

5. Run in the necessary number of qualifying events to make it to the 2009 NYC Marathon.

6. Complete the Introduction Leaders Program at Landmark Education (Mar - Sep 2008) - A key step in becoming a Landmark Forum Leader and transforming the world 100+ people per weekend.

7. Socialize. Meet People. Organize Parties. Organize Get-togethers. Organize Skiing Trips. Organize Kayaking Trips. Organize....

8. Continue the French Language Learning Adventure.


An inspiration:
Make no small plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will themselves not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die. - Daniel Burnham
On y va

An adjustment to the above list after a couple of weeks in 2008:
2007 has been a wonderful year It looks very difficult that I can spend as much time on reading books as I expected, especially with the new business ideas taking up a whole lot of my time. I will change the goal to Reading one+ book per month from the original Reading one book per week.

14 comments:

Amit said...

Wish you all the best for your plans for 2008. Give me a shout if i can be of any assistance.

Love
Sahni

Raviraja said...

Prakash, Gr8... Hope you will end up in achiving all the above so that next year your things to do list would be much bigger than this .. raviraja

vasu said...

Thats a brave step to "register things to do".Thanks to your introduction to shelfari, I too have revived my reading habbit and am seeing little progress.Keep going and all the best.
Cheers
Vasu

k10469 said...

You are on the right track. You took the first step: putting your objectives in writing! Wish you the best!

Kevin

k10469 said...

You are on the right track. You took the first step: putting your objectives in writing! Wish you the best!

Kevin

Janeen said...

see discussion link- what's the difference?? And I would incorporate dates for these things-one thing I learned is planning is not the same as a to do list... But you are so completely awesome! You deserve a great girlfriend. Why did i think you were married??
I will try my best to hold you to these things....!
Janeen

narasimha said...

wonderful. at last you have made up you mind to do certain things in 2006 and hope will lead the goal

Anonymous said...

Great start! I wish you perseverence and enjoy every step of the way. I know you can do it all! We will support you and learn from you! Please keep your mind open, since these lists somtimes get altered, but it is all for good! And remember - no struggle, no progress! I think it was Martin Luther King!

Love,
Yelena

RaPaLa said...

List kind of looks little big and repetitive to some extent, lets prioritize and make it simple.
1) Get married and have kids by end of 2009. (weight 60%).
2) Make your self healthy (walk, jog); reduce that belly other wise item#1 is difficult. (30%)
3) Start a firm, or write books (weight 10%).

Are you watching High school musical or what? You are not a sweet sixteen girl. Please don't try to socialize, organize parties, meet people.

You also don't have to learn new languages, don't have to read any more books.

Take care ..
Your Sreyobhilashi.

prakash murthy said...

Dear Mr. Harshad Mehta aka Annagaru,

Thx for your comments; gave me quite a bit of food for thought.

The list does seem repetitive as each of the items are meant to make me live powerfully and live the life I love. Also,I have chosen my goals such that they align with each other, allowing me to achieve

multiple goals by spending minimum time on specific activities.

Socializing, arranging parties, learning French - all of these are likely to fulfill the most important goal of meeting the woman I want to be with.

I will take your advice and dedicate 60% of my time on the first goal :-)

When I enjoy reading books, why deprive myself of this pleasure?

Cheers,
Prakash

min said...

prakash

Man you really impressed me and great inspirations.

i just happened to read your wish list. running 4 miles first day of 2008 in midnight (ha ha) i like it.
Good Luck

Best Regards,

Minhaj (Mohideen)

Anonymous said...

It`s a good idea and your goals are realistic. Wish you achieve it all and let me know if I can help (trading system, learnig french or running for the marathon)
(sorry for the delay)
Cheers
Charles

EG said...

Hi, DId you checkout livemocha? May help with your french learning..

Janeen said...

see discussion link- what's the difference?? And I would incorporate dates for these things-one thing I learned is planning is not the same as a to do list... But you are so completely awesome! You deserve a great girlfriend. Why did i think you were married??
I will try my best to hold you to these things....!
Janeen