Epics of year 2018

To be honest, year 2017 just slipped by. Nothing significant happened. I will not say I did not stick to my personal resolutions for the year 2017, because I did not have any resolutions for year 2017 in the first place. Life happened without any aim or target.  I am sure that this is not the way to live life. This is not the first time I am facing such dilemmas in life, and it is exactly at those moments, I pull out the book ‘Seven habits of highly effective people’ by Stephen R Covey from my personal library. The first thing I did during the year 2018 is the same. Inspired by the concepts of this book, whatever I planned ten years back are all accomplished. That is the real crisis. Now what do I do?

Urgent and important activities of mine during 2017 (these things were deadline driven and were my bread winners, so I had to do them)

  • Conducting Agile project management using scrum workshops
  • Coaching people for PMP certification
  • Teaching project management at a leading business school

Urgent but not important activities of 2017

  • Impulse to log into social media
  • Checking offers on amazon
  • Watching time killers on youtube

Not urgent but important activities during 2017

  • Cycling and photography (helped me to stay fit and relax)
  • Spending time with family ( I am not sure whether I did justice to it)
  • Going for a medical check up ( Just neglected it)
  • Meditation and prayer ( I did it well in 2017)
  • Working on my youtube channel  (have started paying me. To be honest, google is the only company (social media related) who helped me to earn some additional money)

Not urgent and not important activities of 2017

  • Spending too much time with my dog, playing with him. I do not want to eliminate this and at the same time want to moderate it.
  • Facebook addiction ( This I must get rid off. To be honest, this is the one which consumed most of my time in 2017)

Begin with the end of year 2018 in mind 

  • Focus more on my youtube channel
  • Launch my social enterprise
  • Spend more time in serious research and writing
  • Focus more on spiritual and physical well being
  • Minimize time wasters

These are my epics for the year 2018

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Stop sitting on the fence..

Iam listening to Joyce Meyer’s podcast titled ‘stop sitting on the fence’. A very relevant one for me personally. I lack consistency. May it be spiritual, or physical life. I lead a very healthy life for a while then I compromise. It is all about the inability to commit to something forever. May it be professional, personal, physical or spiritual. I need help to resolve this vicious circle for ever. I need help and guidance from above to achieve this. I pray for this strength to commit to the noble aspects of.life. Do you face similar stuff in your life also?. How did you overcome it?.

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Put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

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We need to seek and pray for true wisdom, for Satan has many ways to withdraw our souls from Christ.

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How diligent the tempter is, to seduce unwary souls into sin! Carnal, sensual pleasure, stupifies conscience, and puts out the sparks of conviction. This tempter has no solid reason to offer; and where she gets dominion in a soul, all knowledge of holy things is lost and forgotten. She is very violent and pressing. We need to seek and pray for true wisdom, for Satan has many ways to withdraw our souls from Christ. Not only worldly lusts and abandoned seducers prove fatal to the souls of men; but false teachers, with doctrines that flatter pride and give liberty to lusts, destroy thousands. They especially draw off such as have received only partial serious impressions. The depths of Satan are depths of hell; and sin, without remorse, is ruin, ruin without remedy. Solomon shows the hook; those that believe him, will not meddle with the bait. Behold the wretched, empty, unsatisfying, deceitful, and stolen pleasure sin proposes; and may our souls be so desirous of the everlasting enjoyment of Christ, that on earth we may live to him, daily, by faith, and ere long be with him in glory.

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“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew theirstrength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” 

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There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven-

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For now we see only a reflection…

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If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

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