The World’s Greatest Scam – New Year’s Resolutions


We zoom past so many seconds, minutes, hours, killing them with the frantic way we live. It is important we take at least one collective sigh and stop and acknowledge our place in time before diving back into the melee.
Just for a moment at midnight on New Year’s Eve, the past and the future exist at once in the present. We all can witness a New Year unfolding- like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing its beauty within. All of us want to dive in and bask in its beauty.  The clock strikes 12 and the year changes and we believe with this change a change within us is possible too. However, it is far more difficult to bring change in oneself than changing the calendar.


Due to our never satisfied souls and lifelong search for perfection, we look at the New Year as a hope to amend some of our bad habits or take on some good ones. But that ain’t no piece of cake, right fellas? On each New Year’s Eve we so confidently and with zeal make a New Year resolution, follow it for a few weeks (I’m talking about the strong-headed people out here!) then get bored and start looking for something new to hang on to. This vicious cycle continues year after year. But we are creatures of faith. We don’t stop, do we? Whether we want them or not the New Year will bring challenges, whether we seize them or not the New Year will bring the opportunities. So, let’s improvise and approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day. Let the brand new year discover the fresher, happier, healthier, more joyful, and more cheerful and satisfied you. Resolve to grow, if not fast then slow. Never think to quit, struggle till the last bit.

Now is not the time to make big resolutions only to break them later. It is time to do some of the things you have always wanted to do but couldn’t find the time. Call up a forgotten friend. (Own up guys! We all have a friend who was really close to us once and we wish things weren’t so weird now. What are you waiting for?) Drop an old grudge and replace it with some pleasant memories. Vow not to make a promise you do not think you can keep. Walk tall and smile more.


Let the New Year be an entirely fresh start towards achieving all your goals. Let’s begin another new chapter and remember that we have 366 days to make every page of the chapter worth remembering when we finish the year. The secret of success is in turning this diary into the best story you possibly can.
I wish you a very Happy New Year and a diary full of best stories ever written in your life.



By Suruchi Singh for DU Times

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