Summary – 7 Mistakes of Making Resolution

Can you guess what is the most popular question these few days? To save you the time – the question is “What is your new year resolution?”

Now what do you think the most popular answer? It would be that there is no new resolution, the present ones are still not accomplished.

Why do you think resolution is often not accomplished? Please help me compile the mistakes we usually make… This is what I can come up so far

Mistake 1 – Impossible Resolution
Aiming to save RM100,000 when we are only being paid RM5000 per month is an example of an impossible aim. Maybe we can do it another way, let say, we can steadily save RM1000 per month, then aim to save RM10,000 for the year. I’m very sure we can achieve that.

Mistake 2 – Forgotten Resolution
This one is a sure thing. How many of us actually remember what it is we wish to achieve by the end of the year? forget end of the year.. how about by the end of February. It’s sad but resolution almost always not achieved simply because we forget there is one. So write clearly what your resolutions are, and paste it where we will be able to see everyday.

Mistake 3 – General Resolution
“I want to be fitter next year”, with this kind of general statement, obviously it will be the same statement every year. Put in some details in it. Maybe like this, “I want to compete and finish a marathon in 2008”.

Mistake 4 – Negative Resolution
Resolution is supposed to be for self improvement. If a resolution work the other way around, I called it negative resolution :) An example is like when you aim to start smoking next year to look cooler. If you want to be cooler, get an aircond (an anti-smoking joke hehe)

Mistake 5 – Dependent Resolution
Try to avoid these type of resolution, the kind that need other people participation for it to work, like quit smoking if you can persuade your spouse to join the program. If he/she start smoking, the tendency is you will too. So start small, more importantly start with yourself first.

Mistake 6 – No-Deadline Resolution
The problem with no deadline, is that procrastination will kicks in, “Ah, I’ll start exercising tomorrow lah”, “Next week, I will definitely start”. Before you know it, it’s already 2020 :)

Mistake 7 – No Resolution
How can a resolution be fulfilled if there is none to start with. What ever people are telling you, resolution making is very important. Don’t enter a new year without having none. A simple “I want to be a better me” will suffice. Now put details to it.

– I wonder –
What’s your resolution next year? And how do you wish to accomplish it? :)

————- Personal Note ————-
I’m happy to be back blogging. And I have big plans for the blog next year. Mainly it will be involving you, my fellow friends. Hope you will still supporting the blog then. Your support and energy is what inspire me to write

My new year resolution – I’ll write it down in the additional ideas later.. :)

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  1. 26 Dec 07 4:28 am

    then… i wanna reach 75 KG by next year’s May…
    why may? cause am thinking of going to see u next years May.
    2kg per month shouldnt be that hard is it?

    how does resolution goes undone?
    well for me … i think i can remember my resolution every year end. 😀 heheh….
    so 2008 will start with a banner on my newly bought ‘papan cucuk’ that says… 75 by may:P

  2. filantera
    26 Dec 07 8:46 am

    wanna have ideal weigth (cannot mention here hahahah)

    and get ready with ‘that’ thing too……….:)

  3. banji
    26 Dec 07 5:33 pm

    DaPocket – that’s the way to make resolution. even though believe me that when you’re married, things will go haywire with your weight :)

    Hm that “papan cucuk” idea is excellent. I will buy one too :) need to lose some weight also

    filantera – “that” thing? what thing? :)

  4. 26 Dec 07 11:37 pm

    Agagagaga…me???So many things to do…1’st…blajar bw keta…nak dptkan lesen…2nd..keje…nak dptkan keje…3rd..nak lose weight a bit..Agagagaga..

    2 je yg utama right now…Hrp berhasil la 2008 ni…I call it “MY YEAR”…

    Wish me luck!!!

  5. banji
    27 Dec 07 1:35 am

    aRa – hehe nampaknya laughter dah tukar ke normal :) takde laughter utk new year ke?

    hopefully MY YEAR will be THE year for you :) so many big things to do that year. conquering fear of driving, and getting a job. Don’t forget to doa, and keep your spirit high

    p.s. I put up my resolution in the next post

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