How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution


Kick Start the New Year on a High!

New Year’s resolutions are always fun. They are often easy to make but difficult to maintain!

Following what we have already planned, usually takes about a week or so. Then the enthusiasm drops, life becomes busy and the next thing you know, you are making the same resolutions again for the next year.

True… it is difficult to keep up the enthusiasm, months after making the resolution, especially when life gets tough, but it is not impossible.

New Year for many of us, feels like a new start, as though you are given a new chance to get better, to drive your life in a new direction and get the best out of it. Unfortunately, most of us make the New Year resolutions with our emotions rather than rational mind!

It is exciting to write whatever comes to our mind and think we can beat them all, but it is not practical, especially after the excitement fades away. Of course optimism and excitement is needed to boost our energy for a kick-start, but it is not enough!

So how do you help the rational mind win over the emotions?

You need to systematize your emotions. Give them a pattern and a strategy. Don’t let your excitement get wasted; just give it a proper direction and you will get the best out of your New Year’s resolution this year!

New Year's Resolution 1 1.
Focus on the
Important Areas

Before you make any goals, you need to study and analyze your life. Go through your success and failures in the past year. Think about the reasons why you failed.

Sometimes small changes can alter the whole situation.

List them down and pick the most important tasks that need to be done. Focus on priorities!

If you want to change your life, don’t try to change everything at once!

“Do not have too many objectives. One-pointedness is the key to success. Break one arrow at a time.”

Master Choa Kok Sui

Start from the most important and the most practical areas. Make it concrete and then move on to the next.

By making small changes one after the other, you will get the chance of transforming your whole life in a matter of a year. Don’t make a resolution that your gut tells you it’s going to fail.

Start with something you know you can hit. If you believe, it can be done it, you can do it!

Don’t plan to win the marathon, if you have not started to walk yet!

New Year's Resolution 22.
Write Them

Written words have energy. If you write your goals down you are empowering your thoughts to materialize faster.

“When you write something down, you tend to physicalize the thoughts.”

Master Choa Kok Sui

Give them creative designs, colors and excitement. Let them inspire you to work harder, whenever you see them.

Put them as your desktop background. Make them your cellphone wallpaper, so you get the chance to see them again and again and be reminded of what you need to accomplish this year.

New Year's Resolution 33.
Break Your Goals to
Smaller Tasks

Make a strategic plan for each goal. Break it down into smaller tasks.

When you write a goal, it is still vague. When you start coming up with the details and tasks that you need to do to reach the target, you are making it practical. Furthermore, smaller tasks feel more achievable! So instead of escaping away just because your goal seems too far to reach, you will move towards it by accomplishing smaller tasks.

“Stop setting goals. Goals are pure fantasy unless you have a specific plan to achieve them.”

Stephen Covey

Plan ahead. List down what you need to make your goal a reality; the people and the resources!

Study! If you want to quit drinking, do some research about it. If you want to lose weight, search the web; read the success stories; study the available diets; find out about the exercises that can help you lose calories and watch videos that give you inspiration and knowledge.

Plan for success! Anticipate the problems that might arise along the way. Don’t give room to any failure. You may even consult with professionals to equip you with proper knowledge and skills.

Plan well, prepare yourself and hit the target!

New Year's Resolution 44.
Put a Starting Day &
A Deadline

Unless you put a starting day for your tasks as well as a deadline, you won’t take them seriously.

Deadlines help you activate your will. They help you get things done! Without schedules and deadline, we tend to procrastinate.

Deadlines help you get organized and focused on what needs to be done.

When you are coming up with starting days and deadlines, think realistically. Don’t over promise. Write something that you know it is possible to accomplish.

New Year's Resolution 55.
Remove Your Doubts
& Inner Obstacles

We are often the biggest obstacle towards our success.

Just when everything is planned and ready to start, we begin to doubt. Can I do it? Is it a good resolution? Do I deserve it? What if things don’t happen as I’ve planned?

And next thing you know, you are not focused and determined anymore, because you have doubts.

“You are your own limitation. If you think it cannot be done, it cannot be done. If you think it can be done, it can be done.”

Master Choa Kok Sui

Doubts weaken your energy and pull you back.

We need to constantly clear our mind from self-defeating self-sabotaging thoughts and inner obstacles. Pranic Psychotherapy is one of the most effective techniques dealing with these kind of inner noises and doubts.

Pranic Psychotherapy is the knowledge of dealing with thoughts and emotions. It is a practical system to gain control over the mind.

Once you are cleared from all the doubts and negative weakening thoughts, you will be determined to achieve success.

New Year's Resolution 66.
Get Help
from Other People

You are not alone! If you need help from other people, just ask!

We all need each other to grow and succeed. If you don’t have knowledge and skills and you know someone with such qualities, ask their help. In return you can help them with what they are not good at.

Humanity is all about group work, helping and sharing.

It is ok to ask for help. No one is perfect anyway! We all need each other’s help in various areas of life. So don’t be shy; just ask for it.

And if someone is not willing to help you, there are many other people who do! Don’t give up!

New Year's Resolution 77.
Good Karma

You might have all the people and resources in the world, but you will not achieve your goals unless you are entitled to it.

Karma is the result of past deeds that influence the future events in our life. Good karma is often known as good luck.

If you want the universe to help you reach your targets, generate good karma in relation to what you want to achieve.

“For it is in giving that we receive.”

Saint Francis of Assisi

If you want to quit addiction, help other people in their efforts to give it up.
If you want to lose weight, help others lose weight.
If you want to find a partner, help other people get better in their relationships.
If you want to get promoted, help your colleagues at their work.

It sounds paradoxical, but you need to give first, in order to receive!

If you follow the above, and you have enough good karma, you can accomplish what you have planned for!

Happy New Year from Prana World


  1. Master Choa Kok Sui. (2004). Achieve the Impossible, The Golden Lotus Sutras on Spiritual Business Management. Institute for Inner Studies Publishing Foundation.
  2. Master Choa Kok Sui. (2004). Miracles through Pranic Healing. Institute for Inner Studies Publishing Foundation.
  3. Master Choa Kok Sui. (1992). Pranic Psychotherapy. World Pranic Healing Foundation.


  1. Bob January 1, 2015 Reply

    I love this quote. It has worked so many times for me.

  2. Kumar Maresh January 1, 2015 Reply

    Happy new year to everyone.
    May your 2015 be infinitely blessed with joy and abundance.

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    Prana World January 1, 2015 Reply

    Thanks a lot dear Kumar; Happy New Year to you too :)

  4. sangeeth January 6, 2015 Reply

    “you need to give first, in order to receive”
    i like this quotes verymuch

  5. kanti January 15, 2015 Reply

    No one in this world has reached where they are without someone’s help and support. As a child–parents, as students–teachers (gurus), as adults–spouses, children, friends, and as seniors the support of family and community. The wheel just keeps turning. It is our DHARMA to always help each other.
    Have a beautiful day!

  6. dr.thimmaraju s.r January 25, 2015 Reply

    atma namaste It is in giving that we recieve is imp in our life.

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