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New Year Resolutions: are they worth?

We often hear people taking New Year resolutions and trying to stick to them through out the year. Then, there are people who not only take resolutions but also encourage and coax their friends to take resolutions.
PTI | By Seema Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2005 05:55 PM IST

We often hear people taking New Year resolutions and trying to stick to them through out the year. Then, there are people who not only take resolutions but also encourage and coax their friends to take resolutions.

There is something very sensible about this process. In today's times, when we talk so much about management, it is all the more relevent.It is about managing the 'need pressure evolution'.

In our 'pace along with time', we often feel the need to stop, rest, evolve and then move ahead but time would not permit that. There are skills to be learnt. There are changes to be brought about in ourselves as well as in the environment. They have a'mandatory character'. We cannot do without them, if we are to survive with quality.

Then, they can not be done all at once.It is so because these are not only difficult to learn but also need high level of motivation for maintenance. In management terminology it is known as 'prioritising'.

This process not only allows logical sequencing of our needs for improvement but also makes them feasible. Feasible, because then they are economic on time and energy dimension.

Development and growth are never one shot deal. They should remain with us throughout our journey of life. Process of evolution is not a matter of history. By all means it is our present and is happening. It is then a matter of our choice how we want it to develop.

Consider these resolutions as 'one step at a time'. So that when we ought to retire we do not have qualms, or grudges. The preparation begins now.

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