I, with utter delight and a wave of pride, would like to share with you that finally drinking green tea has become one of the integral parts of my daily routine. It really took me quite a good amount of time, months to be precise, to get connected with green tea to that comfort level. And yes, green tea without sugar. So yeah, not a huge caffeine-lover, but how about a green-tea lover? This-being a ‘green-tea lover’ is definitely not something to dedicate a whole post to, and I won’t do that either. But you got to use something different, as they say, anything but cliché, to make your readers’ eyes reach to at least the next passage, if not more.
What was the point of discussing green-tea actually? My assurance goes with you that you will realize its importance by the time you reach the end.
So, have you ever been a cry-baby over how you thought the things will proceed, and how disastrous they, in reality, turned out?
I have been there, and am in no way ashamed to accept the fact that I see myself there in future too. So if you were hesitant to nod at the first place, you need not to be. I am there beside you.
We do not plan much and let ourselves drift along with the flow. A lot of times we are even advised to do so by renowned psychologists and experts themselves. I am in no way shrugging off their advice, but just reminding you and myself that this particular advice is for certain particular situations, which we seldom find ourselves in. Most of the times, we got to plan, we should plan if we really are serious about that particular goal. As the famous adage goes-Failing to plan is planning to fail. But don’t they also say that “Failure is the building pillar of success”? Oh! They do. So shall I stick with former or latter? Not a tricky question to get befuddled upon. I hope you know your answer.
But with planning comes another term, a term we are so much habitual to hear that now when I say it, it will hold the sound of banality. You know what? I already did use a form of that term in the first sentence itself. The term is-habit. Yes,
Habit is the root, the crust, the foundation which will be the ultimate decider of the strength of your future.
Here goes a few kilos of impure cement and weak columns, and there you compromised with your future.
It is not a hidden fact that the construction of the foundation of a building takes considerable time, and the same goes for the formation of habits. Inculcating a new habit, making it more like a ritual, is in no way an easy task. 21-days rule is nothing new, and so, I will suggest you to try it. Though, for me, it didn’t work exactly the way it was supposed to, but it does help. Give it a shot.
Even planning is a habit. You just cannot wake up one day, and say from today on I will be a planner. Chances are-you will fail. But with this I will say-Try again tomorrow. Then again the next day, and then yet again. Keep it going until finally you sit down to plan your TO-DO list. This is how you become habitual to habit. Habit will not ditch you if you don’t have the same intention in the initial stage of your relationship.
Just another not-so-important statement-I still am hoping that one day I will get into the habit of maintaining my journal, which for now I see once in a month or maybe even in two. That too just see. This is my continuous third year to trying maintaining one, and my zealousness hasn’t got even a bit lesser. This is just to support the fact stated earlier that only trying again and again without failing to try yet again will turn the master into your slave.
But never ever let this slave get unleashed. The moment you do, there you will have to start from the root, again. No matter for how long you have that habit in your repertoire, if you let the habit go loose, in no time you will find yourself being on the leash of your habit.
Crux of this would be to get into the habit of planning first, and then look forward towards getting good in planning.
I hope, by now, green-tea must have made its point clear to you!
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