I wish you all a very Happy New Year and hope you enjoyed your holidays.
Here’s what New Years is to most people around the world nowadays:
- Most importantly, Holidays!
- Spending New Years Eve in the best possible way; not because they want to, but because of the fear of not having anything to talk about on Jan 2 when everyone is talking about their New Years.
- And finally there’s a tradition followed by most people around the world, irrespective of country, race, or religions- Resolutions
So, let’s talk about Resolutions.
Those little promises we make to ourselves, and vow to keep in front of the world… And end up forgetting before January ends.
It’s an amazing thing though (if followed through).
They give us the chance to become better human beings by working on our shortcomings.
If followed, these resolutions can turn our life around to the way we want. And herein lies our problem- Following
Most people follow through on their resolutions like a goat following a lion to get eaten – It almost never happens!
Enough talk about not following resolutions; Let’s talk about following them and why they should be followed and taken seriously.
Resolutions are symbolic. They’re symbolic of our continuous strive for the betterment of ourselves. Symbolic of our progress. But most importantly,
‘Resolutions are our realisation of our Humanity. Of our innumerable faults and and of our continuous strive to perfection. They’re a realisation that there’re still flaws to improve and goals to achieve.’
That’s what makes resolutions so amazing! Because they make us realise that we’re humans!
If everyone followed through on their resolutions, the world would be a better place. Because everyone will be what they want to. Everyone will be happy and proud of themselves. There’d be less hatred; mainly because everyone will start loving themselves more and will direct less hatred towards others.
So, now that we know why we should follow resolutions, let’s see how.
- Write down your resolutions on a piece of paper, and keep it at a place where it’s in your sight during most of the day.
- Keep step-wise resolutions; escalate from smaller goals to bigger ones, after completion. Set small resolutions every day, achieve them, and subsequently achieve your monthly and yearly goals.
- Remember that the main part isn’t writing your resolutions on a piece of paper; its writing them down in your mind. Knowing in your mind clearly what you want to achieve.
- Don’t look upto anyone else or their resolutions. They’re not you. Look at yourself. What you want from yourself.
- Most importantly, no resolution is too small or too big; no resolution is too easy or too tough. From deciding to waking up early everyday to achieving professional goals. A resolution is a resolution. Period.
Guys, it’s your life. You know where you’re lacking. And you know what you haven’t achieved yet. So make them your resolutions and smash them out of the ball park!
I wish you all the very best for an amazing year and life ahead!