It has been long since I wrote anything of any sort related to what I feel. Write-ups related to my projects were either based on fact or theories for research. Sometimes I feel so different to myself, so dissimilar to what I used to be, totally unlike to how I used to take things. As far as letting my emotions out through words is concerned, I feel that I’ve become stranger in world of words now. May be I’ve forgotten how to write. The year is about to end. And so is my teen-age :) Year 2010 has been full of tests and challenges. To what extent did I actually face them is well, yet to be decided in overcoming years. Up till now, all I know is that amount of strength ‘added’ in me was not possible without these happenings. And what I am sure of is the lessons I learnt and blessings I had (and still have, all thanks to Almighty). Let us hope that upcoming year will bless me (and all of us) the hindsight to know where I have been, foresight for where I am going and insight when I have gone too far.

The idea of to-do-list struck me when recently I realized life to be very short. Somehow a strange feeling engulfed me making me realize that I have got lots to do but I have perhaps no time. I’m habitual of forming to-do-lists in the times of pressure related to workload,when I feel overwhelmed by the amount of work I have to do and when I face a constant barrage of looming deadlines but a to-do-list related to life? Naah! Bad idea it always seemed to be. Things can’t be covered this way! But these days when I pondered upon it then I actually realize its significance.

The importance of setting ‘priorities’ got cleared to me almost 4 years ago. And it amazingly sorted out MANY issues in my life. The mess of depression no longer seemed a mess because I know that every thought clicking my mind belongs to WHICH priority level. I knew whether that thought is worth considering or it better be neglected (as it would have only added up negative energies). But I never realized that to-do-list can also do this to my life.

To-Do lists…they can make life more manageable by helping us remember everything we need to complete. For me, they made my tasks-to-be-done more CLEARER rather than a vague desire. It is said that, “One of the secrets of getting more done is to make a TO DO List every day, keep it visible, and use it as a guide to action as you go through the day.”

So I thought to write down MY to-do-list related to my life. Obviously there are MANY things but I only mentioned the things needed to be done as soon as possible.

My top three tasks are well a little more personal which I would like not to share with everyone but keep them safe in my own mind! :P =) Out of rest, I am sharing most significant ones with you…

  • To increase my tolerance level (which has become sensitive these days! :P )
  • To learn meaning and Tafseer of Quran.
  • To clear CCNA.
  • To learn more about spirituality.
  • To cover the journey within.
  • To become a psycho-therapist.
  • To become expert in home economics :P
  • To do something meaningful and memorable in field of writing.
  • To read books I have gathered in my shelf :P
  • To get connected with relations I lost in ashes of time.
  • To go to pilgrimage.
  • To have a detailed analysis of Conciousness and sub-conciousness.
  • To be expert in baking.
  • To get back in contact with ones I’ve been disconnected in course of time.
  • To be able to remove misunderstandings which have been developed in my relations.
  • To learn more about linguistics and literature (urdu and english!)
  • To learn Arabic.
  • To read and understand Iqbal’s poetry in detail.
  • To learn more about geographical changes of Earth.
  • To do more actions and use less words.
  • To spend a meaningful life and leave marks of my existence in constructive manner.
  • To be a ‘real’ better human and muslim =)


So now when the sun down is approaching rapidly, I would like you all to come up with YOUR to-do-list and realize what actually you want to accomplish in your life :) They say, ‘Avoiding the phrase “I don’t have time…”, will soon help you to realize that you do have the time needed for just about anything you choose to accomplish in life.’ BUT a set ‘definite‘ objective must be established if we are to accomplish ANYTHING in a big way.

As someone rightly said,

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals. – Larry Bird

I look forward to see you defining your priority order and deciding your to-d0-lists. =)