Tuesday, January 20, 2009

S2 New Year Resolutions: Personal Accountability and no procrastination

This year I have challenged myself! Challenged not to procrastinate ☺
I do procrastinate. More than I wish and I hope. Of course others who deal and engage with me will say I am even worse. Regardless, the goal this year is to hold myself accountable. And not lapse into a victims thinking mindset. I have reached a conclusion that procrastination is a friend of failure.
Each day as I walk through the unexplored world full of events, I have choices to make and I own full responsibility for those choices. That is personal accountability for me. Personal accountability is not about the other person or holding one other accountable. I believe that I need to focus on my thoughts and actions and use that as a measure since that is more fulfilling and enriching. I think every one (and more so a leader) needs to hold the wagon of personal accountability. As Mahatma Gandhi said “ You must be the change you want to see in the world”. I am planning to start with a small step in that direction by holding myself personally accountable in professional and personal lives and do that both in spirit and letter. I just need to remind myself of this goal every time I lapse into the world of procrastination.


Anonymous said...

I generally procrastinate things for two reasons.
1) It is really not worth enough to work on it rightaway
2) Fear of controversies that it would create. This puts me into lots of pressure, but in most cases the issue just dies down.

Amit said...

Sahi hai sir jee aajkal new year resolution bhi banate ho..

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