Happy new year to all of us !
How to welcome 2016 !
From this year I will learn one foreign language every year !!
Yes this was my new year resolution some fifteen years back .
So how many foreign language have I mastered since then ? No marks for guessing the right answer ! Not that I never meant it .
Many of our new year resolutions are like this . Why just new year ? Many of our promises in life are like this.
We all want to be good. We want to be the best . The topper in class . The best job . The most healthy .
We wish to be the the best of everything , Singer , Painter …... Son , Lover , Husband, Father and Grand dads.
Every year we make new year resolutions . The promises that we make to ourselves . Lofty ideas on self improvement . They are too demanding . They do not take into consideration the ‘cost’ of achieving the same.
But then as we keep trying we get exhausted .Our motivation wanes off . The muscles of our willpower gives up . Then we keep giving up . Again and Again . We get used to giving up .
We convince ourselves that we are too weak to stick to our plans . And then we give up planning .
One of my friends told me how difficult it is to quit smoking . he said he has ‘given up’ smoking for five times only to give in later on . The longest period he could quit smoking was 14 months .
But after fourteen months of struggle he gave up . It's like going to the gym and lifting weights. Its like starting with 50 Kg on your first lift.
Then how to stick to our new year resolutions. The trick lies in knowing ourselves . Most of the times we assume our motivation will take us through . Many a times we fail because we make the wrong promises to ourselves . Someone who has never lifted heavy weights cannot start with 100 Kg on day one .
Same for our mind. So the steps to ensure that we can stick to at least some of the new year resolutions are as follows :
This applies to any goals that you man to set for yourself . It can be financial or nonfinancial .
Thus the resolution to learn a new language every year , translates to learning nine words of that language every day .
Achieving freedom from debt trap becomes saving on the extra coffee and wasted groceries every day .
Write to us about your new year resolutions and how you plan to achieve the same .
Once again a very happy new year to all of you !