Is hope alive? I am guilty as you are guilty (except a few). It is a pity we ignorantly or excitedly make different resolutions at the eve of every New Year, with this outgoing year not an exception. The same resolution you have been making since you were a kid. The same resolution you will make, come this Thursday cross-over night (eve). The same futile resolution you have been making over the years. 

Check yourself today; is there any difference in your life, career, character, business, academics, human-to-human relationship, etc. when compared with the one you lived in 2014?

NOTE: read this article as if you are writing a letter to yourself. In your mind, change all the “you” to “I”

The first few weeks of the New Year, you tend to bow to your New Year resolution. You do most things according to what you wrote down, and some, according to what they wrote in their mind. But after few weeks, you gradually sway from it when the excitement and the morale of the New Year atmosphere is gone. Eventually you continue with the previous default way of living your life. The question is “how would you get a different result from the same method”? Well, except you are a supernatural being,

and if you think you are, you may be deceiving yourself because a supernatural being would have achieved many results even with just one method.  So wake up dear friend!

Questions to ask yourself?

Is it not the same you that cheated in 2014 that still cheat in 2015?
Is it not the same you that lied in 2014 that still lie in 2015?
Is it not the same you that was too lazy to work in 2014 that yet do today?
Is not the same you that failed in 2014 that still do today?
Is not the same you that criticize people… that still do today?
Is it not the same you that instigate evil… that still do today?
Is it not the same you that held grudges… that still do today?
Is it not the same you that gossiped around… that still do today?
Is it not the same you that instigated discord and disharmony…?
Is it not the same you that kept cursing your Nation and leaders…?
Keep answering the questions as they flow into your mind

Most of us believe there is something special about the first day of the New Year. When I was a kid, I had that mentality also. I used to think the moon on that day is different from all other days in the year. I used to believe everything about that day is significantly different from other 364 days (or 365 for leap years) in a year. The consciousness of that made me jump in making some New Year resolution on the first day, but most times they didn’t work out at the end of the year.

It was later I realized “a-self-change” doesn’t work with year, but does with time, which is always now. If you want to change anything about yourself or you desire to accomplish/achieve a goal, you need not to wait for a “new year” to come. Every new day should be your own “new year”. It is the same 24 hours in January the 1st that you find in November the 30th. No time is too early or too late to make a new decision and a new resolution. The most important thing in resolution making is not the day, but the inside, the seriousness and the passion of the person making the resolution. Is hope alive?

Resolution making is not a kid’s play. It needs you to be WELL DISCIPLINED, DILIGENT, CONSISTENT, AND ZEALOUS for you to succumb to your new resolution. It requires you to move from your comfort zone (watch out for” how to overcome your comfort zone”). It demands a lot from you, and inability to do all these make you to move back to your starting point after the end of each year (Another failed new-year resolution?). As my colleague, Arowojolu Bukola, would say: “A failed new-year resolution is like sailing through the sea and ending up at the starting point” #ishopealive

Do you want 2016 to end up like 2015, or the way the previous years did? If not, start making the resolution from today and be ready to work against all odds. Be ready to change your ways and your method. But most importantly, commit your plans to God; man proposes, God disposes. 

If this article has been beneficial to you, kindly share or recommend for the consumption of others. Thank you…
`````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````BY: OLUKAYODE FADAIRO


Seriously i cant see any difference in my lifestyle but all the same the good God has kept me.

Use EmojiUse Emoji