How do we change things for better in the new year?

We want to forget the failures of the past and move ahead with a fresh year. Many of us will have their personal resolutions to be achieved in the New Year. Historically, many new years’ resolutions were meant for the first day/week of the year only! Then we forget to act upon those plans and go back to our business as usual. In the following year, we repeat the same resolutions and fail again. It is difficult to achieve these new resolutions unless we change the way we act and change our habits that fail us. We cannot achieve new things unless we replace our old habits with new ones that will help us succeed. For instance, celebrating new year with a fatty dinner with a resolution to lose weight will not work. The change must start on the first day, otherwise, this is not a resolution— just a wishful thinking. If we want to change things for better, let us start the change inside ourselves first. Let us make our actions persistent, leading to an embedded behavior or habit. I think Aristotle knew this secret long time ago, as he said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Wish everybody a happy new year!


About 1mmarketing

Working as Associate Professor, School of Business, United International University, Bangladesh; a North-American graduate, with doctoral studies from UUM, Malaysia; cherishing a wide-view of the world, with multiple interests in culture, people, traveling, and specifically marketing science. I have a colorful and diversified background with a blend of corporate experience, research, consulting, training, public speaking and teaching. I love to write about marketing issues that affect our lives, and talk about its direction that would promote the greatest human welfare.
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