New Year Resolutions: Are they worth their salt, at all?Hundreds of thousands of people, cope up with a huge number of New year Resolutions. They range from "being very punctual" to "being very honest" to "being very kind to our wives/husbands" and so on.
No wonder, they are breached within even the first ten days of the New Year.
Why does this happen? It happens because we are not serious about the resolutions in the first place. Secondly, we do not give any importance to implementation at all. Most often, we are not able to come out of comfort zones and go back to our good old days.
Thirdly, we have other peers who do not have any New Year Resolution at all. When they are fine, why should I suffer? This is the most common refrain.
Fourthly, we have other distractions and are part of the rat race. Hence, we do not even remember our resolutions at all!!
Whatever be the reason for any New Year Resolution not working, is it not worth it, to examine, where we go wrong? If it involves some inter-personal transactions with our life partners, the situation becomes very complex, because we often take up the "I am OK, you are not OK" life position, which is explained in some superb books on Transactional Analysis. ( considered part of the Advanced Behavioral Sciences).
So, where do we start, and how do we go about doing anything in this direction? One of the main methods is to seek feedback. Secondly, we should note down what we do. This will help us to correct ourselves at least to some extent. Thirdly, we should learn from those who are very successful.
For example, Mr N Chandrasekharan, the present Chairman of Tata Sons, is reportedly a workaholic, but still they find time for personal affairs. If we go through what he does, it is clear that the secret is sheer better, or even far better, Time Management.
There is so much to learn from others. Members may please share their views and experiences.