One of our officers in the bank, Surendra was very methodical. He used to spend 10-15 minutes both in the morning and evening to write down his goals, targets and important tasks on small paper stickers and put them on the work table.
Surendra always kept an eye on them and kept updating them from time to time by removing and adding the paper stickers. He was so meticulous in his work and follow-up that he used to take any reminder as an insult. The same practice he followed at home too.
Taking a cue from him, another officer, Madhusudan started jotting down ‘to do’ points every morning in his diary, but never looked at them. As a result, his ‘to do list’ got longer and unmanageable. Finally he gave up this practice. So more important ‘to do’ is the implementation in letter and spirit.
More or less, everybody does it, either in mind or in mobile. As a student, most of us used to keep stickers of important formulae and key lesson points on our reading tables for quick revision.
It’s a fact that we tend to forget so many important things, for which apart from white board, we can now use Google Calendar and Mobile Alarm to reminds us. Window gives options of events, birthday, anniversary, countdown days and
The irony is that more space can be created in computer or mobile for storage of more memories, but not in the machine inside the cranium. One may take pride in having a strong memory, but when the mind is cluttered with all the useless things, the important things are bound to be missed.
So instead of searching options to increase the memory space, let’s try to delete and trash periodical the unwanted files of stories and events that make us gloomy at times to ensure preserve priceless memories.
Fortunately, we have been provided with outer memory to help us remember important dates and events. Remember, it only reminds us sans imagination or emotion. The rest remains our responsibility. But if we keep putting off alarm bell, whenever it rings, who will be responsible?