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The New Year Resolution

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one” is the most echoed line travelling in the social media space I've come across in the first few days of January.

I'm uncertain if I've made a resolution the previous year and I've stuck on to it. Or maybe, I must have scribbled some most important points in the last page of my diary and it remained there which I never opened it again until this New Year Eve.

As I glance on the points I wrote 365 days back, I realize the power of ‘writing down’ resolutions and goals. Since few points I jotted down turned into reality, for a moment, I felt I travelled time. Never did I know that an ordinary tech employee working in a private firm, who dreamt of being a CEO of a technology firm, would cross paths in few months, and today, own a Software Company. Never did I know that helping your little sister through her final high school exams will get her focused in career and reward her with a seat in a Medical University. Never did I know the joy of happiness in attending not only childhood friends’ wedding but, when your whole clan of family is able to come together in the spirit of Christmas after 3 years.
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Did all this happen just because I wrote it down in a simple piece of paper? Or was it all etched in my mind subconsciously and I worked towards it? In either case, let me tell you however small or miniscule your resolution is, pen it down. Let no one even know about it if you feel conscious, but write all of them if you aim to become a better individual by the end of the year.

One such resolution I've made is to control my short tempered natured which sprouted over the last few months and to reduce the intake of chocolates; though putting a complete end to sweet dishes would be a disaster, personally, and to be more kind to others around me which is a part of a larger goal in contributing to humanity.

Let me sum this up by Margaret Thatcher's words "Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”

So, start penning down your thoughts! Follow them sincerely! Let them shape you for a bright future ahead! This year end, come back to the very same page you wrote your resolutions on, and trust me, you will be gleaming with joy and you will be unable to wait to tell your personal success stories to your friends!

Stay Cheerful!

Happy New Year!

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Rheana John
Rheana John is a contributing writer at Inspiration Unlimited eMagazine

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