Thursday, January 7, 2010


Its that time of year when we start dreaming big again. When we make new year resolutions. Some to keep, many to forget. But the bottom line is to set goals.

What is Resolution?

According to "Resolution" means  "a resolve or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something."  But according to same dictionary there are two more meanings of resolution that people focus less on.

1) A solution, accommodation, or settling of a problem, controversy, etc.
2) Reduction to a simpler form; conversion.

If you look at the above two sentences closely, they are tied in a way. They complement each other.

Below are some ways to make "Resolutions" according to above definitions this year.

  • Identify the biggest problem that consumed your mental or emotional time last year.
  • Identify all you lost because of that problem - time, money, relations to the smallest degree
  • Now try to find solution for overcoming these small losses. Take the finding solutions part as an exciting game,  rather then mourning for losses.
  • If it's a person think even if it's worth expanding energy on that person, if it's a situation think of ways you can fix atleast some aspects.
  • Several times the solution to a problem is the Reduction to a level where it no longer bothers us.
  • Reduce your interaction with problematic persons
  • Reduce the negative influences in your life
  • Reduce the amount of spending on unnecessary items, consumption of bad food.
If you look at each aspect in terms of Reduction and Solution, automatically you will be paving way for exciting and positive things in your life. You do not have to set separate resolutions once a year. With the small positive steps in every day of your life, each new day will be as exciting as a new year.