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Gone with the wind-What I say and what I do when I make resolution every year!

Praggatti Rao January 23, 2019

New year is the time to pen down new hopes, aspirations and goals.  ‘Resolutions’ and ‘New year’ are like conjoined twins. More than eighty percent of people wish to start it all over again and with what gusto!! I am no exception.I look forward to each year end, take stock of where I have reached with respect to my resolutions and jot down some to make the New year count.


GONE WITH THE WINDI take pride in being a compulsive achiever. I take pride in the fact that when balanced well it will give ME an edge!

My wish- list this year will include:-

To take my business to the next level;

To travel solo and find myself in areas other than work;

To acquire a few specializations in my expertise;

To have a T-Shirt body!! wondering what’s great about it? well, it will be a true test of my ability to persevere and adapt, more so in the menopausal phase of life. It is indeed going to be a big deal!



I admit I am high on  goal setting and my achievement quotient is exceptionally high. I am ready to be the odd one out as it’s  never the case of gone with the wind in the months that follow.  For me it is more rewarding to achieve my goals than to suffer in guilt due to non -performance. I guess, I am internally wired to be a ‘goal oriented person’. Of course I have my phases of wanting  to let it go and be a ‘river type person’ and I do indulge in being one many a times.



I am a big proponent  of making small and consistent changes daily.That’s my strategy to reach a meeting point with my goals. A single question ” What simple action  can I do today to produce a new impact towards success in my goals?” have never let me down.

Another strategy when I spell out goals for an year include looking back QUITE OFTEN  at all decisions that I made to assess what worked . It has always powerful and had proven enough to put me into a beautiful state of anticipation and optimism towards my future. I put up my goals for each new year fully connected that these all the stepping stones that will shape my destiny tomorrow.



I understand fully that persevering to get them, inspire me to be more creative and ignite my passion. I do follow up by raising my stake by making them public(it raises my stakes even higher) and tagging them on with a deadline to meet.

Magically enough, the above two steps help me achieve my goals once I have clearly defined them !! (Thankfully I have been able to teach my brain that it is the only thing that counts!!)



The only things that are gone with the wind would be my agony about not being able to manifest my little aspirations, my suffering on inability to  realize my true potential & my imperfections that affect my influence and effectiveness big time:) After all I AM ME..NO APOLOGIES, NO REGRETS!!

#NYR2019 #Newyear_bloghop

This blog post is part of NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS BLOG TRAIN on the prompt “Gone with the wind- What I say and what I actually do when I make resolutions every years!”

This blog train is hosted by Prerna Wahi @prerna_wahi with amazing co-hosts @alpanabapat and @vartikasdiary, sponsored by Pandora’s Box and Recipe Dabba.


  1. Pragnya Mishra January 23, 2019

    River like person got me in thinking mode. Hope you have an unapologetic great year. Well put words.

    1. Praggatti Rao January 23, 2019

      When goals consume being river like helps big time Pragnya .. thanks for liking and appreciation.. aiming for an awesome 2019 indeed??

  2. Richa January 23, 2019

    A truly inspiring writeup…..and beautifully worded. looking forward to more of such inspirations form you Praggatti.

    1. Praggatti Rao January 23, 2019

      That’s so motivating of you! This was purely me and happy you liked it.. will definitely write more on these lines Richa

  3. Vartika Gakhar January 23, 2019

    A very different take on the prompt Pragatti, I wish you all the best to achieve all your goals this year. Thanks for being a part of this train.

    1. Praggatti Rao January 23, 2019

      I have been like this always, glad you liked my version of it all Vartika:)
      Thanks for the wishes and this amazing initiative!

  4. Sonia Chatterjee January 23, 2019

    Solo traveling opens your eyes to a new world. I have extensively traveled alone on holidays and for official work. I came back confident and knowledgeable. Loved your list.

    1. Praggatti Rao January 23, 2019

      Thanks a lot sonia for sharing how it affected you personally:)
      Hopefully it will broaden my horizons when I m out of my comfort zone

  5. Alka Mishra January 23, 2019

    Hope you achieve your desired goals.Good reading.

    1. Praggatti Rao January 23, 2019

      Thanks Alka:) appreciate your wishes!

  6. Alka Mishra January 23, 2019

    Good reading. Hope you achieve your desired goals.

  7. Mahati ramya adivishnu January 24, 2019

    Making small changes in lifestyle gradually is a good thing which works for anyone. All the best for your business pragati.

    1. Praggatti Rao January 24, 2019

      Thanks Mahanti Ramya for reading and writing to me. Yes small changes in nerve lesser and can be sustained long term. Keep coming to my posts and thanks for the wishes:)

  8. Surbhi Prapanna January 24, 2019

    Love the post especially the point of making small goals, I totally believe in it, making small goals make you happy and content. #NYR2019

    1. Praggatti Rao January 24, 2019

      Thanks surbhi for reading, commenting and like the easy and small ways to reaching the goals

    2. Praggatti Rao January 25, 2019

      Thanks Surbhi:)
      So glad it struck the right chords

  9. Arvind Passey January 24, 2019

    Nice to read about resolutions with a firm resolve! All the best for a T-shirt body and everything else… 🙂

  10. Shipra Trivedi January 24, 2019

    Thats an inspiring post. Being goal oriented needs a lot of future planning and calculation. Not everyone can do that in fact. This is a great quality indeed.

    1. Praggatti Rao January 25, 2019

      Thank you shipra! I take immense pride in how I am wired. Yes there is that bit of planning but now it comes naturally:)

  11. Alpana Deo January 24, 2019

    “For me it is more rewarding to achieve my goals than to suffer in guilt due to non -performance” bang on. That’s the go-getting attitude we all should have. We should not look for outer motivation to do something. Really liked your write-up. It has a positive and feel-good factor. Good luck for 2019 and thanks for joining us.

    1. Praggatti Rao January 25, 2019

      Thanks a lot Alpana.I thought it was too different from the usual but it’s comforting to know you liked this bit.. it’s a piece of me and how I m wired:)

  12. saba ladha January 25, 2019

    It’s so beautifully put up and nicely written. Interesting to read. Liked your ideas too

    1. Praggatti Rao January 25, 2019

      Glad you liked Saba

  13. Maya Bhat January 25, 2019

    That’s the spirit. You are you and you should remain you. There shouldn’t be any worries for being gone with the wind ☺️?

    1. Praggatti Rao January 26, 2019

      Thanks a lot Maya 🙂 comforting to know it’s not a bad idea

  14. Prerna wahi January 28, 2019

    A different take on the prompt. i enjoyed reading this piece as much as I enjoy reading all your articles and 100 word stories. Good luck for your business and blogging for 2019.

    1. Praggatti Rao January 28, 2019

      That’s so generous of you Prerna… wanted it to be a little unique and so thrilled to hear that you found it so . Lots of thanks for liking the other content too. Good luck and best wishes to you too:)

  15. ujjwal mishra January 28, 2019

    You are blessed if you can live a free and unapologetic life, i so wish I could do the same. the milestones or resolutions that you have set are really practical, good luck with that.

    1. Praggatti Rao January 28, 2019

      Thanks ujjwal for accepting it so kindly.. I know I m like that but have come to a point where I truly feel blessed

  16. Shivani January 28, 2019

    Wow. I like the resolve in the tone of your blog. All the best and am I glad to have met someone like you

    1. Praggatti Rao January 28, 2019

      Thanks shivani for the love:)
      Meeting you (though online) and reading such content rich articles from you has been an absolute delight… I guess its mutual! Love and best wishes dear

  17. Anagha Yatin January 28, 2019

    You are that Pole star I would look out for when I would get lost on the path of achievement. A strong willed person and rational in equal measures, wow thats definitely something Praggatti.
    Looking at the smaller changes to bring about the bigger one is my take away from your post.
    Wishing you a great year with loads of achievements to go down the annals.

    1. Praggatti Rao January 28, 2019

      Hey Anagha… you are a true giver- generous & uninhibited in your feedback.
      Thanks for such lovely words of praise, its like music to ears. If my true self can be inspiring, I ll he hugely pleased:)
      Love and my best wishes to all that you aspire to achieve

  18. anupriya January 29, 2019

    Wow! the flow of your post was so clear that it set me thinking about how I could make changes in my life that would lead me closer to my own goals. A very well planned and elaborated post. All the best to you for yours.

    1. Praggatti Rao January 29, 2019

      It’s such a pleasure to hear Anupriya. I seek to inspire and let more women realise their true potential:) so happy it set you thinking on your goals. Best wishes and love. Keep reading more on my blog for a regular dose of inspiration and achievement motivation!!

  19. Varsha Nitin Gode January 29, 2019

    Your post is truly an inspiring one! I agree with the fact that small changes each day will help reach the goal faster than we ever thought. Traveling solo is one of my dream wishes 🙂
    #vigorousreads #blogtrain #NYR2019 #Newyear_bloghop

    1. Praggatti Rao January 29, 2019

      Thank you Varsha. I am thrilled to receive such encouraging feedback from you and it makes me push a little harder for my future goals. Thanks for all that! My best wishes for your goals and do keep reading and sharing your thoughts:)

  20. Ila Varma January 29, 2019

    Ambitious and inspiring…may you achieve success in your takes.

    1. Praggatti Rao January 30, 2019

      A big thanks ILA
      Very rightly pointed out ambitious and inspiring was intentional:)

  21. Sudeept January 29, 2019

    A refreshing take on the prompt indeed. Your positive, go-getter attitude is something we all can learn from. Big thumbs up!

    1. Praggatti Rao January 30, 2019

      Thanks for sharing your feedback Sudeept:)
      It’s a pleasure to hear
      Best wishes for your goals in the year too, may be you can take a leaf from here:)

  22. Disha January 29, 2019

    Making small and visible changes works the best I feel. Hope you achieve your goals this year.

    1. Praggatti Rao January 30, 2019

      Thanks for sharing your feedback Disha!
      True that small is less overwhelming

  23. keerthana January 29, 2019

    Solo traveling is something I am wishing too!! Its such a great experience to travel alone which is not quite common after being a mom!! Your post is quite an inspiration!!

    1. Praggatti Rao January 30, 2019

      Thanks Keerthana, I feel solo travel must be liberating and hopefully I get to explore it this year
      So glad you liked it:)thanks and best wishes to you too

  24. Shrilekha Joshi January 30, 2019

    I could relate to all the above said things. I didn’t choose this topic because I am also a goal setter and constantly walking my way towards it. Gone with the wind is never my attitude. I am very happy how the last line could turn up the entire line of thought. Loved it brilliant post. Go get it girl…

    1. Praggatti Rao January 30, 2019

      So happy to hear from one of my types Srilekha
      Thanks for the lovely feedback and kind words
      Wishing you the best you are aiming at:)
      Do subscribe for a regular dose of hope and optimism!!

  25. Dimple January 30, 2019

    All the best to achieve your goals. You definitely are spreading confidence and positivity

    1. Praggatti Rao January 30, 2019

      Loved the feedback.thank you
      Gratitude and love Dimple:)

  26. Dimple January 30, 2019

    We should make changes in life that helps. Experimenting gives us success. Loved reading your post

    1. Praggatti Rao January 30, 2019

      Yes Dimple as they say No pains No gains:)
      Thanks for an encouraging feedback
      Do subscribe to my blog if you feel if works

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  28. Rashmi Karthik February 3, 2019

    Nice way of looking back at your life and making smarter moves. Solo traveling is something that I want do but some kind off fear stops be through. I will figure out a way to get over it . Good luck with your resolutions 🙂

    1. Praggatti Rao February 3, 2019

      Thanks for appreciating this blog. Yes Solo travel is on agenda this year.. hopefully I am able to see it happen!! My fears are no less and hence wish to break loose:)
      Hope you see your dreams materialise too this year

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    1. Praggatti Rao July 3, 2019

      Hey Gregory
      I am glad my writeups connected with you
      Please go ahead! Give me credit and you are good to go:))

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