An Effective New Year’s Resolutions

When I was a kid particularly a grade 4 pupil, our English teacher required us to write our New Year’s resolution. I looked up to the ceiling of our classroom with a big question in mind.

“What is a new year’s resolution? Why my classmates and me should have to write them? Is it necessary for us to write it? Those questions hadn’t been asked for I was afraid of our old female teacher who was a disciplinarian. She’s too strict.

Well, I had no choice but to write when no proper direction in mind. Some of my classmates were already done. I was still in the process of writing. I didn’t know what to start.

Promises in Disguise

As I advanced to the next grade until I reached high school level, writing a new year’s resolutions is a must for us students to compose every New Year comes.

Well, new year’s resolutions as what my classmates were writing are a series of things to do for the whole year, either big or small, with sense or trivial. Again, I am in the dilemma of why are they required to write about them when they are all “promises” which haven’t been followed in doing them.

“Promises are made to be broken” as what the often-quoted statement of the politicians. We as students do we need to make such promises too? Here’s again a question that keeps on bothering me.

Effective New Year’s Resolutions

I have realized then that a new year’s resolutions are not only a series of things to do for improving oneself but they could also be plans for your studies, for your family, for the community and most especially for keeping the Lord’s commandments.

We are too sensitive as human, too frail and too weak to stand all alone by ourselves. Every year we have committed things that could hurt others especially our wife, our children. As once we did it, we became remorseful and repentant why we did it to them. For being repentant, remorseful so to speak we are already in the processing of mending such weaknesses. That is a good sign.

Then we are led to become humble as we acknowledge our inadequacy. We got the courage to ask forgiveness of what we have done to them. We are now leading to get back their trust and confidence as we reconcile ourselves to them.

That three simple attributes of an attitude: being remorseful, repentant, and reconcilable for forgiveness are more than enough to constitute an effective new year’s resolutions in tuned with the spirit of the Lord.

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    1. Gil Camporazo Post author

      It is almost the same to everybody. It is possible but it is hard to do it. It just remains as a plan, as a resolution to be resolved but not in its entirety.

    2. Gina145

      That’s why I think we should set goals rather than make resolutions. If we break them once it doesn’t matter as long as we improve on the things we’re aiming to do better over the course of the year.

  1. Francine Labelle

    Goals seem much more realistic than just resolutions. I personally never made resolutions as I never kept up with most of them. As for goals we can set small to larger increments in order to achieve them.

    1. Gil Camporazo Post author

      Goals seem to be better and attainable when they are set or categorized piece by piece for easy attainment.

    1. Gil Camporazo Post author

      That is good for you. Everyone has his own way to making things in order especially for the coming years. They may consider them as plans, as goals or whatever they want as long as they are in their list of priorities for the present year.

  2. Your Seldom Majesty

    Resolutions for New Year in my case are quite useless, because I have nothing to get rid. No old luggage and no bad habits. I am also very active person and have too many obligations to deal with new ones to make.

    1. Gil Camporazo Post author

      You are indeed a well-organized fellah. That is a good disposition in life. It is a good quality for a person like you. Keep it up for you are in your best position to succeed in life more.

    1. Gil Camporazo Post author

      It takes a personal commitment. It is up to you what are you going to prefer to resolve for the new years.

    1. Gil Camporazo Post author

      That is true. It is a personal conviction and determination to make your new year resolutions effective.

  3. Gil Camporazo Post author

    Most of my friends are not inclined to make their own New Year’s resolutions. Although they are easy to do them or comply them but yet they take them for granted and eventually for non accomplishing it.

  4. Teila Tankersley

    I tried to put spaces in between my paragraphs as you have done on your articles, but it isn’t working. Can you let me know how to accomplish that? Thank you in advance.

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