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Resolutions in New Year? Oh not again! But wait…!

I heard someone shouting, “Hey Kundan, isn’t this the same resolution that you had thought during previous New Year?” Huh! Is Kundan himself reading this statement? You may be finding some part of him in yourself as he had believed and had put a resolution that he would bring some change in his behavior last year.

Times of year, many of people are contemplating changes they will make in their behavior for the New Year. Many of us resolve to change some behavior that we believe will benefit us. The most common resolutions tend to be about losing weight, stopping smoking, cutting back on alcohol, being nicer, etc. Of course what is interesting about the tradition of making New Years Resolutions is the traditional expectation that we will quickly break those same resolutions in no time! Hmm… seems like you have done it many times. Yes, so had I! But not any more…

I remember once when I wished my elderly a New Year’s greetings and passed on my resolutions to him, he was reminding me about the decree and the moments we fail to follow through-on that decree as our changed behavior does not provide a quick enough result in our desired outcome. Yes I give him 10 out of 10. We would much prefer that we could take a magic pill and instantly lose our craving for a cigarette, or instantly lose five pounds, or somehow feel better about ourselves, etc. Now let me sound a bit technical here – “Change is a process, not an event; change takes time and time demands patience.” It is true that the process begins with the first step to make the change, along with set backs, a feeling of emotional, mental and sometimes physical chaos, before we actually realize the benefit of the change in behavior we made. Now Kundan has realized that change is not an event, it does not happen overnight, it is not instant and to expect it to be, only invites frustration, madness and ultimately failure to make the desired change in behavior.

If you truly want to change a behavior, commit to it, understand and accept that change is a process and then you will be well on your way to making that change a reality.

Okkk, enough said! So, why are you waiting to New Years to make the change then? Why not make it today?

And yeah, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2007 .

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  6. होइन नयाँ वर्षको रेजलूसन कै कति रट लगाई राखे भने। यो त केटाकेटी को खेल हो नि। आफ्नो काम खुरुखुरु गरे त सकीहाल्यो नि। अब खान, आछी गर्न, सूसू गर्न पनि नयाँ वर्षकै रेजलूसन?

    अनि भोलिको काम आजै गरौ भन्नेले पर्सि को भात आजै खाने गरेको छ त?

  7. heretic, it is because everybody thinks it is the fish always available in murky waters. In reality, from history to present, all round the world, people drink, start drinking, in new year, not recede.

  8. Just a thought!!
    The whole notion of new year resolution sounds to be an excuse to keep doing something one is not supposed to or doesn’t want to. Why to wait for the new year to quit smoking, to recede from drinking, or whatever other things to convert or revert from for that matter. If the will permits its better to quit whatever one is doing and not wait till the starting of a new year….
    It is not about waiting for a good or auspicious occation when it comes to imporving oneself. Its about continuous improvement!

  9. I appreciate and respect your thoughts Saban. However I believe in making every day of my life a fresh start and a new beginning. I feel much better in seizing the day and enjoying every moment of it. If you can better kick off today then why wait for tomorrow. Who knows what will happen tomorrow!This does not mean that I want everything to happen in a day. I just want to live upto my day with a fresh beginning and conscious so that I can continue the same tomorrow.

  10. Good question, why a new year to make resolutions not that I have made any till date. But I guess a new year or more precisely a new years day symbolizes the beginning, a fresh start, and one might as well start it on a positive note like quiting smoking or reducing ones consumption of alcohol.

  11. Try to FOUCS ON LIFE rather then JUST BUSINESS AND WORK. TRY TO FOLLOW ONE SIMPLE RULE “BE SERIOUS WORKER NOT A SERIOUS PERSON”. Happy ending 2006 , and new and happy beginning of 2007. Have fun

  12. My New Year resolution has always been, since I first remembered new Year, is that, I will always help humans, whoever they are, be philantrophic, universal, be best of the best,not to hate anyone, be sober and sombre, earn billions, own a chopper, build own hand-made-house, and own self esteem/pride.

  13. Ha ha..that means you have never been successful to change you underwear since last year? HUH! that is out of the box! That must be you! (as you have put your name – ‘That’s me’. Anyways best of luck this year. May be you will succeed this year….

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