Unfortunately, promises are made to break and resolutions are rarely followed.
This is the reality of life. In fact, if a person is determined to change his life he need not to wait for the new year rather he can start doing things in a different way from day one.
Knowledge is power.
Now suppose a person is a chain smoker and wants to quit smoking. If she/he waits for the new year to make a resolution to quit smoking, I do not know how far this resolution is going to be effective. Personally, my resolutions are not based on a new year rather it depends on the objective. I feel resolution cannot be an event to celebrate. Behind every resolution, there is a strong determination and yes, if I am determined to do or not to do something, I stick to it.
"Life is easier when you enjoy what you do"
I have just 50 days to go for the magical figure of 365 days to end. Am still left with seventy odd articles to write on. I have huge databases from friends and relatives and from common folk whom I meet so often. Certain experiences are recorded. Everything is based on experiences. So my article writing is centred around finding the meat for my articles. And I get plenty of them when I interact with so many people.
For example, the amount of research and data on real world experiences is so huge on leadership. Writing up to 250 by 20th April 2019 and completing 500 by end of Dec 2019 is a goal I have set for myself. This is just the one New Year Resolution I have made. I had to read cover to cover a superb book called Triggers. I have just written six articles from this book. I have some forty from where I can write. But reading takes hours and days.
So I guess this will vary from person to person. And one important resolution. Never ever copy anything from anywhere. This has been my principle for over 30 years now. And I have followed this day after day. That was not a New Year Resolution. That came automatically from the fabulous college called Loyola College, Chennai.
Though i am quite slow in getting a completing understanding of the topics but , I am still working on my goal . I hope to keep my persistence , practice and hardwork going . I amn't sure of being able to be selected or of competing at the IMO yet I hope that this hardwork wouldn't be wasted , it would surely help me to refine my mathematical ability in the near future . And when I think of giving up on the preparation process , then I just repeat the quote in the picture to me .
But in my personal front, we don't have such targets or resolutions for the year etc. We will take the things as they came and we try to fare the issue in the best possible way and do the needful.
Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.
I believe we should make a resolution which may be able to fulfil otherwise there is no use of making it. It's just a matter of self-control. People who have it stick to it and those who dont break it.
" It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not" ... Andre Gide
moreover, a new year resolution is a decision that helps us to improve our personality. That will help us to have a good bond with others and ourselves.
resolutions can be like 1.promise to control temper
2.not to use harsh words
3.spend more time with family etc.
but if you plan to 1. leave smoking after the new year, then he might not be available for the resolution.
2.if you want to start your studies seriously after the new year then, sorry but don't expect any kind of increase in your marks in that year's exam.
3.if you are financially weak and are planning to save money from new year onward then your crisis may increase.
so don't make lame excuses on your inabilities work on them.