Of starts and restarts – part 2

Read the previous part here.

Aha. So I wrote this yesterday, and opportunity presented itself today.

Actually, I wouldn’t call it a welcome opportunity, but well, it is what it is.

And so I will have to err…walk the talk.

You know, it’s so easy to slip into old habits, it’s almost funny.

Here you are, resolving to do this and that…and all your willpower trying your best to move in that new direction…and all it takes is a minute and you are back to where you started.

But sometimes, one has to get it done. Come what may. And such a situation lies in front of me. I can either choose to try, and slip…or consciously move ahead without pressurizing myself, yet making those small changes and converting them into habits along the way.

Where there is a will, there is a way. Else there is an excuse.

And so I start once again. No goals. No milestone days, and no pressure. Just Nishkam Karma Yoga – which is the central message of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita – perform to the best of your ability, and do not attach yourself to the fruits of your actions.

I wonder if I should maintain a diary of my daily progress. But no, I don’t think I should. That again gets one into a goal-based outlook, and well, we always begin it and then the first ‘skipped-a-day’ happens, and it’s pretty much downhill from there.

So no diary as well.

No planning, no schedule, no laying out the guidelines and prepping for execution…Will start tomorrow and take it from there.

If anything drives me, it is a challenge to my capabilities. I am not hard on myself, but I love watching myself go past any kind of challenge.

Always best when you compete to be a better version of yourself, rather than a poor imitation of others.

So wish me luck, and the best of hard work. See you tomorrow!