Many of us struggle to make a new year resolution.
The worst thing is that after we make a new year resolution, we forget about it or abandon it within a month or two. That’s why many don’t even bother to make a New Year Resolution. They think, if there is no resolution, there’s no struggle, then there’s no regret. What a simple and fantastic idea? Lazy people love this idea and follow it. But if you want to grow, if you want success in life, do not settle for the “lazy man’s idea”.
A good sailor does not leave shore without a destination in mind. It is in his mind. He has not yet reached that destination. But it is in his mind. If he has a destination in mind, he will steer the ship in the direction. Towards his destination. In life, we should have a goal or aim. To find out that destination we need to ask some important questions like: What do I need to achieve in the coming months or year? Which areas of my life need improvement? Where should I be in 3 months, 6 months or a year. How can I reach that destination?
Your answers are the destination in your mind. With that destination in your mind your are starting a new journey in your life. A new beginning. That is the importance of new resolution in the new year. A new beginning!
If we do not have a plan or desire, we are like a man driving in a circle. Every evening he reaches the starting point. We are living a life like that. Spending our valuable time in the cycle of events. Wake up in the morning, do the same things during the day and go to bed without achieving a thing. If you live a life like that, even after 10 years, your life would be almost the same as today.
If you need a change, or progress in your life, you need to come out of that cycle. New Year Resolutions and goals can help us to come out of that circle. Now you are on the straight path. Driving towards your destination. For that you need to make some adjustments in your life. Change can be painful, but it will pay off. It could change your financial situation. It could change your health. It could help people around us. It may give you enough spare time to spend doing something you love.
No goal, No resolution, No change means you are in the same place where you were a year ago. To move forward, you need a destination. That destination is your goal, or resolution. Then you walk towards that destination, one step at a time. After few days, you will find that you are a few steps closer to your destination. It will strengthen your enthusiasm. Help you to take another step towards your goal. Slowly, day by day, you are coming closer to your destination.
Finally, you will reach that destination. And it all begins by making a New Year’s Resolution!