Saturday, January 02, 2010

Reconstructing resolutions

As the world bids goodbye to the noughties, we welcome the new year with as much enthusiasm as we can fake. Yes, surely it can't be a year already? I found it really entertaining reading the remarks friends made (on Facebook of course!) with regards to making new year resolutions. The most common one was about never making resolutions: My new year resolution is to never make resolutions!

F.M.Knowles quoted one quite beautifully, "He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; He who makes one is a fool."

Still, resolutions aren't all that bad, are they? Without them, one will never be able to improve himself. It is often an act that comes after one pauses and reflects. Yet we often fail. Miserably. Resolutions should therefore be made more practical so that it is more feasible or achievable. If 365 days is too long a period, then why not make them daily? I find Henry Moore's quotation rather apt: "I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the years'."
I have dropped 2009 into the oceans of the past. It has gone with all its flaws and imperfections, forcing me to step ahead more optimistically and hopeful than anything else possible.
So, assuming that making new year resolutions is just a waste of time, let me end this with Joey Adams' words:

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions!

7 comments:

silversarina said...

Happy New Year !!

Akak pun salah seorang yang tak nak ada azam baru untuk tahun ni sebab selalunya hanya tinggal azam .. anyhow, hope everything is gonna sail gracefully this year InsyaAllah .

anggerik merah said...

D dear,

happy new year 2010. My new year resolution is live in a moment of time..:-)

U take care dear! Hope to meet you one day.

MHB said...

happy new year to you, babe!! i didn't even bother to fake any enthusiasm... i'm that bad, huh??!!

yelah, let's drop 2009 in the ocean... hopefully the miseries and imperfections don't back floating!! haha

cheers!!

Oldstock said...

D,

So you're not going to make any eh? Myself, can't remember if I ever made one.

Anyways, keep warm and stay healthy. May Allah swt watch over us, always.

Uncle Lee said...

Hello D, happy new year and all the very best of 2010.
You stay young, stay beautiful and keep a song in your heart and have a great new year.
Best regards, Lee.

Raden Galoh said...

happy nEw Year sister...

one day at a time... so resolutions are made on a daily basis..everyday planning and trying to better than just now... boleh kira?

love.

Adam Dilip Mutum said...

No resolutions for me this year. Just some targets - one of which is to complete my PhD by September this year - at least the first draft.