The Best Ways to Start the New Year

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Posted By : AmnaAnees
Posted Date : 12 Jan 2020 16:00 hrs

The Best Ways to Start the New Year
Commonly, the most obvious thing that everybody all around the globe thinks of around the start of the new year is to make new year's resolution. Most of us are determined to fulfill this goal and to remain persistent all year long. Plus, the most common topic of discussion in later December and January is about our new year's resolution. Well, surely having a resolution is exceptionally important, but with that we need to have a plan to achieve a better version of our self, to gain success and to mend our previous mistakes in the coming year. As Ellen Goodman said, "We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched."
Here you will get to read about some of the best ways to start the new year with these major goals in mind. I have explained these by attaching them with the quotes of the most renowned, and well-learnt people in their fields of interest. So without further ado, let's get ready to start your new year with zeal, hope, and positivity.
Begin New Year with New Goals and Aspirations
1.    The start of a new year is just like the beginning of a new chapter of life. It is exceptionally important to let go of the past, irreparable mistakes, and regrets; rather just set a goal of living the best of your life with new hope, and new plans to make new and happy memories  As Ellen Goodman has said that "We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives ... not looking for flaws but for potential." And this is the best way to start the beginning of the year.
2.    None of us know nothing about how our next year or rather the next moment will turn out to be. What is there for us in the new year? But one thing is definite that it all depends on how we are planning to pursue our time. The possibilities of happiness and sorrow are alike but it is our duty to ourselves to make sure that we strive to do the best for ourselves. Alex Morritt has rightly put this as "New year — a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours." This is all in our hands. We will be handed over tons of opportunities to turn things over for the best or worst for us, it is on us what we chose to be.
3.    Being a better version of yourself must be your topmost priority. We all make mistakes in our lives, but what makes us stronger and better is what we learn from those mistakes. You must always strive hard to make amends within yourself and leave the rest on luck. Try to change your story. Choose greater and better actions that will help you grow and nurture in the long run. The best advice to develop yourself would be to never stand at peace with your tries, but be at peace with everyone around you. Just as Benjamin Franklin once said, "Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man." Each passing day will make you greater and you will start every new year by adopting something good from the previous one.
4.    Surely, one of the best ways to start the new year would be to start fresh. The genius Anne Frank has tremendously put this in words saying, "What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven't even happened yet." It is our duty to ourselves to take care of ourselves. If you remain dwelled into the harshness and difficulties of the pat then it will become excruciatingly painful for you to greet a better future. Be sure that the best days of your lives are yet to come. You just need to be ready to see the forthcoming opportunities. Being positive would be the best thing that you do for yourself. No one knows what the future holds but being optimistic will make your days brighter, bearable, and far much better. Rather than thinking about the pessimistic stuff, just think about all the blessings around you.
5.    Imagine your past as a lesson to make a better future. A new year gives you a chance to try different things, or the same things with a different angle. Our past works as our guide. It gives us direction to lead our way to the future with zeal. If you think that you haven't achieved your goal the way you wanted to achieve. Then learn from your past mistakes. Try not to repeat or replicate them in the future. Without using your past you cannot build a better future. Like the great mind, Mehmet Murat ildan has once said, “In the New Year, never forget to thank your past years because they enabled you to reach today! Without the stairs of the past, you cannot arrive at the future!”
6.    This is a common mistake that most of us deliberately make, trusting everyone who seems honest. Well, "All that glitter is not gold". Do not t blindly trust everybody. People pretend to be different than what they truly are. A better strategy would be to accept these people in your life, but be mindful of their tactics and not fall into their trap. Consider the golden words of James Agate saying, "New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provide this does not encourage them to take up more of my time." And while you are accepting their presence in your life, just do not let them overshadow your own thinking process. Take charge of your life and not make it a toy of other's hands. Eventually, you will understand that this was one of the best ways to start the new year.
7.    Believe in yourself. Self-doubt can ruin your personality, self-confidence, and self-esteem. Doubting your skills, talents, and worth is extremely harmful, more harmful than the harsh and demeaning words of others. It is extremely necessary to lift yourself up. As Sarah Ban Breathnach has said, "Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing." Take the new year as the opportunity to raise up the bar of self-belief. And try not to compare yourself with others. It will ruin everything around you. We all are unique, and in our uniqueness, we carry our beauty self-worth and significance. It is certainly not wise to trade yourself with anyone else. Your strength lies in the goodness of your personality. And this will be the good traits of your personality that will get you far ahead in your life.
8.    Consider the coming days of the new year as the opportunity to write down some great events, make some unforgettable pleasant memories. Meet with people whom you have not seen in years but have a desperate longing to meet. Try to mend ways with those whom you haven't spoken to out of some past grudge or negative experience. Try not to repeat the same mistake again. As the genius, Peggy Toney Horton has beautifully summed it up saying, “Each New Year, we have before us a brand new book containing 365 blank pages. Let us fill them with all the forgotten things from last year—the words we forgot to say, the love we forgot to show, and the charity we forgot to offer.” Live a life that you ought to live. This is never too late to do something good and beneficial for others and yourself. Be good and kind to one and other and make this world a better place to live.
9.    Do not give up. You must always remain determined and firm on your dreams. Surely, there must be several hurdles in your way and no matter how hard you are trying, you are not getting what you want. Well, the new year is teaching you to not giving up, there always a new beginning and end of the previous one. Try to do things differently, use a different approach, and just not give up on yourself. Bamigboye Olurotimi has amazingly described one of the best ways to start the new year  "There is always an opportunity to start again and again, if the old ways are not working last year, look for better ways of doing it in the new year and start again afresh.” It is not the not having of something that is called losing, but the loss of determination and lack of confidence is what makes you a loser. So just not give up.
10.    Be true to your uniqueness. There is only one like you in this world. So rather than demeaning yourself in order to be like someone else is really not going to get you anywhere. World's famous superstar Beyoncé has superbly put this though in words saying, "In our perfect ways. In the ways we are beautiful. In the ways we are human. We are here. Happy New Year’s. Let’s make it ours." And this will help you on numerous different occasions. Just start your new year with the will and power to accept all the good things within yourself, appreciate your inner beauty and hope to change what is not so great within your personality. Accepting your fault is the first step to success. Just trust your guts and keep moving on.
11.    Consider the new year as the start of new accomplishments. A new year gives you an opportunity to think out of the box. The time ahead of you still needs to live on and you have all the rights to lead your way through. Edith Lovejoy Pierce has exceptionally compared the new year with a book saying, "We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." Take charge of your life, start making mindful decisions and be positive about what the future holds. There is surely no logical way to know the future but one thing that is in your hand is to be hopeful and determined. So get to that.
12.    On a lighter note, some people are just so easy and chill about making resolutions that the only new year's resolution they made is to not made one. And for many, this would be the best way to start the new year. D.S. Mixell "Many years ago, I made a New Year’s resolution to never make new year’s resolutions. Hell, it’s been the only resolution I’ve ever kept!" There are two ways to see this. One, it is great advice. As you should live your life without any rules and regulations and every day must be taken as a new opportunity. But on the other hand, this can make you a little lazy as well. As making new year's resolution keeps you on track and if you have no goal then you may become sluggish and would not take life seriously.
13.    Be optimistic. Optimism is like a light that will lead your way throughout the very dark and will show you the beginning of success and tranquility. One must consider the new year as the beginning of new chapters of life. It is certainly not an intelligent thing to dive into the past and forget about leading a happy present and stop planning a bright future. Being hopeful is an extraordinary feeling that can get you through dark and difficult situations. A hopeful and optimistic person sees good in every situation. And most importantly take failure as the stepping stone for success. William E. Vaughn has amazingly described the difference between a pessimist and an optimist saying, "An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves." So, you better not count the previous year's regrets and mistakes, but get on your party clothes and enjoy new beginnings.
14.    Try something new. You all must be well aware of Dr. Seuss. In his genius words, "You’ll never get bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do." Well, it surely is one of the best ways to start the new year as there no limit to trying on new stuff. This is fascinating. And on top of it, trying new things can get you near so many amazing stuff that you might not have expected. This is one of the common mistakes of not giving up your routine. Most of us are very shy of trying on new things and that keeps us away from a long list of great stuff. Well, this new year try to overcome one of your fears and try one new thing. I am sure that you will be very pleased with the results.
15.    Make end with the past to start new beginnings. Just read the extraordinarily beautiful words of T. S. Eliot,
"For last year's words belong to last year's language,
And next year's words await another voice.
What we call the beginning is often the end,
And to make an end is to make a beginning."
These beautiful lines give us a lesson of a lifetime. It is necessary to let go of the past to see the brightness of the future. Else you will remain to roam around in the past forever. There is surely light at the end of the tunnel, but first, it is necessary to leave the tunnel and walk through it.
16.    Be kind to everyone. And yes, I mean everyone, without any racial, political, gender or age discrimination. In our society, we are becoming more and more impatient, unjust, and hyper with each passing day. And this is a crucial need of time to be kind, loving and caring towards everyone.  Judy Garland has remarkably put this in words saying, "Well, we have a whole new year ahead of us. And wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all be a little more gentle with each other, a little more loving, and have a little more empathy, and maybe, next year at this time we'd like each other a little more."
17.    Start your new year with a positive attitude. Your personality and attitude can really change the outcome of your tasks. Many believe that your personality's positive vibes send great energy in your surroundings and help you succeed. If you start a job with a positive mind and positive energy then there are pretty great chances that you will be more motivated, energetic and hopeful and this will definitely reflect in the final results. The brainy Theodore W. Higginsworth has suggested something great for us saying, "How the New Year will turn out is entirely up to you. The attitude you bring, the determination you have, the goals you set all will result in the type of year that you will have. So let your attitude be positive, your determination be strong!" Just be strong, attentive and positive in your life. This will help you tremendously in the long run, and is surely one of the best ways to start the new year.
18.    Evaluate your past and plan your future. Surely, the new year gives you a fresh opportunity to mend things your way. But to know what is the right thing to do, you need to know what has gone wrong previously. It is exceptionally important to evaluate what you have done great and beneficial and where you have gone wrong. This will help you tremendously to plan your next moves. Theodore W. Higginsworth has a remarkable suggestion to spend our new year's eve saying, "If you wrote a book for each day of the year that has past. And then reread it on New Year's Eve, what things would you change, what things would you cherish. Take the things that are cherished and vow to focus more on that in the coming New Year." 
19.    Focus on the way you look at your life. Your time in this life is very precious. Let's not try to waste it. You should start living your life before time gets passed. Life is too short to let go of all the great stuff around you.  The way you perceive things, you read situations and you react to things define your present and your future. As Rick Warren has put it saying, "The way you SEE your life SHAPES your life. How you define life determines your destiny. Your perspective will influence how you invest your time, spend your money, use your talents, and value your relationships." This is definitely one of the best ways to start the new year and lead a contented life.
20.    Do not follow others. Our uniqueness makes us significant. And each and every one of us looks at life in the new year in a different way. Some think of it as an opportunity to start doing better in various areas of life, while others just try to concentrate on a single goal. As S. J. Scott has described the uniqueness of every human being in a splendid manner saying, "Everyone approaches the New Year in a different fashion. Some like to focus on improving one area of their life. Others want to work on lots of different areas." No matter in which category you fall, just stick to it and keep moving on.
There you have it. I hope learning some of the best ways to start the new year was inspirational and motivating for you. So, when you are coping up with your new year's resolutions, do consider adding these things in your personality to have enjoyed your life with happiness.

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