Friday, December 03, 2021

Taking Responsibility #SoulfulSunday

I love making plans. I love making plans and following them. At least I used to. I have made so many plans in the past and fulfilled them too. But of late, my plans are falling apart. 

To begin with I’m not coming up with stable plans. And following the plans has become a hassle for me. The moment I think this is working out; I’m following the plan better this time – it all falls apart. It’s like I go above and beyond to sabotage the plans and purposely destroy everything. 

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For example, I have been complaining about the lack of blogging interactions in the past. But the truth is, more than anything I am upset about my lack of interaction in the blogging world. I noticed that when I visit blogs and interact I am happy and complain free. It’s never about how many comments or likes I got for my posts – that much I can say without any confusion. 

But when I don’t interact, I point the fingers at others. The excuses to help me out of guilt. That’s human nature. 

We need to hold someone responsible, someone else, someone who is not us. Even though I know it was my lack of execution of plans that caused the displeasure. 

In this case I failed to follow through with my plans and I made a dummy problem with no solutions by pointing fingers at others for the lack of blogging enthusiasm. This approach will never help me. 

So what’s the solution? 

Go back and make plans that will work. 

Follow up. 

Remember the ball is always in my court. 

Get to work. 

Don’t lose focus. 

The onus lies on me. I can either crib about the failed plans and point fingers at others. Or, I can work out a better plan that fits better with my lifestyle and aspirations and work to achieve that. 

No matter what the onus lies on me. 

Written for #SoulfulSunday, an exercise to nourish our creative side, formulated by Esha and supported by Shilpa and yours truly.

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An IT Professional, an author, an accidental blogger, a lover of words and a recent self-care addict. I love stringing words together, which I lovingly call a poem. You can read my affair with words at Void Thoughts( and Reflections..(

6 thoughts on “Taking Responsibility #SoulfulSunday

  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Vinita. Writing plans is what I need to look at and work on, be it blogs or personal writing. I always see something positive in your posts and sometimes we need the motivation,

  2. I hear you, Vinitha!

    It happens to the best of us, even when we have the best intentions to follow through, and never intend to allow our plans to derail, it still happens, but that’s life for you. Realising where you can improve upon, is half the battle won. Now, all you need to do is to build the foundation to sustain your plans, a few or perhaps just one or two important ones, to focus on.
    I can sense your resolve in those concluding lines, Vinitha. If anybody can do it, you can and you will 🙂

    Good luck with everything, Vinitha and an awesome week ahead!!!

  3. I think all of us have plans that fall apart. Sometimes because we aren’t really invested in them anymore, other times, maybe we just need to lighten our load! I’m sure you’ll find the resolve to work on the plans that really matter to you!

  4. Hey Vinitha, I am here today 😊
    I hear you. Wise souls say plans are made to fail just like promises are meant to be broken. Okay, this wise soul is me. Now that your resolve is concrete, make plans no longer and just start the action. Start reading and commenting on other blogs. Bombard the whatever-remains-of-the-blogosphete with your presence and BE the inspiration. I have faith in you. That Chamunda mantra is there to boost you up too 😂

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