New Year comes along with New Year Parties, New Year’s Resolutions and New Year’s Picnics.  People are in mood to welcome New Year in their own way.  In various parts of India New Year’s picnic continue till the end of January.  All the picnic spots are full on weekends.  People relax, enjoy with friends, family, relatives etc.  This is the period for get together and bonding.  Many people also welcome New Year with New Year’s resolutions to improve themselves in various areas.

Let us try to understand New Year’s Resolutions from Internet….

  1. A New Year’s Resolutions is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behavior, to accomplish a personal goal or otherwise improve their life.
  1. A promise that you make to yourself to start doing something good or stop doing something bad on the first day of the year.

Today, for a change, no quotations on New Year’s Resolutions are there.  This doesn’t mean this is my New Year’s new resolution.  I always feel related quotations, on any topic always help us to understand the subject better.  I rely a lot on quotations.  I will continue to do so.  But I will see that you enjoy them and ask for more.

As you know – “Old habits die hard.” Don’t worry be happy.  Here comes Poem No. 1….


New Year’s Resolutions – who makes it – who breaks it?
Ponder over this, my friends! But please stick to it.
What type of man are you?
If you cannot be honest and decent to yourself
Please don’t get angry with me for telling this
But – show your willpower to fulfill your goal, dream and wish.

Dear Friends!
Be fair enough to yourself and keep your promise
Declare everyday – you are a strong man of substance – smilingly.
Please win the battle of patience and perseverance daily
And keep your promise easily and smilingly.

This poem is simple, strong and self-explanatory.  I think you will agree.  Still, I feel with my second poem you should get a new feel.


A New Year’s Resolutions is a common tradition
It is seen in West, East and in many nations.
People take improvement vow to change
Change for the better on the first day of the year
Try to do something good for self
For society or who are very very near and dear.
Many make New Year’s Resolutions enthusiastically and happily
Also many break New Year’s Resolutions quickly and easily.
What is the percentage that sticks to their resolutions?
It’s very meager – may be 10% that deserves praise, respect and salutations.

Why do people fail to stick?
Are they timid and meek?
These two questions are genuine and tough
Let us try to find the answer, let us not allow our life to flop.

To close this topic may I be allowed to say the following…

Let us be practical
Let us be realistic
Let us be honest
Let us be committed
Let us try to be comfortable in an uncomfortable zone.

—- Ratikanta Singh.