Monday, January 16, 2006

New Year's Resolution

The New Year of 2006 had come and gone swiftly. And though many jaded (aka ill-disciplined) people find the act of drawing up a list of New Year's resolution both meaningless and cliche, the never-say-never optimist in me cannot help but try to mentally conjure up a string of matters I want to tackle in my life. So, here it is:

1. Clinch a fan-tan-bulous career! (Work in Progress-WIP)
2. Adopt a healthy lifestyle (rest early, rise early; eat well; exercise regularly) (Almost there)
3. Learn a new language (Check)
4. Maximise my day so that I accomplish stuff and well as enjoy living it up (WIP)
5. Learn to say "No, thank you" with conviction and not feel like the biggest jerk on earth. (Starting from today)

The crux of having a set of resolution is to keep up at it, and not simply launch into a fanatic regime that will sizzle out after two months.
And yep, I am sleeping at sane hours and starting the day early. It seriously IS important for all effective people, so, if you have not started doing this, you should seriously consider giving your bio-rhythm this overhaul.

I am taking up Korean language lessons now. The choice of language is more strategic than fuelled by the Korean drama craze--in fact, some of them are just plain bad. And the storyline has someone (preferably the female lead) dying of some incurable illness most of the time.
Think about it: If the Korean media depicts reality, Korea's life expectancy rate would be depressingly low. ;-)
Well, well, I digress again.

And yes, I need to refuse people/ reject suggestions even if it means offending them. Problem with me: I tend to please too much, it's time to be firm so that it will be a win-win situation. Being soft to people sometimes may do more harm than good to everyone in the long run.
And believe me, the ability to make good but unpopular decisions comes with age and wisdom. (I will run for political office once I mastered this. *Haha*)

Daily Trivia: (a quote!)
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
~Napoleon Hill


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