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2016 would end in another hour or so, in India. Although resolutions can be taken any day of the year and not just at the start of a new year by the Gregorian calendar, why not use this human tendency to be more resolute?

Here are mine:

Learn 3 new skills. 

I would like to learn 3 specific skills this year to become a better person and a professional. As is the theme of this blog, constant learning has become the order of the day. We need to become learning machines. Business analytics and coding are 2 skills that I need to work upon. I do not know how to drive a car. So, that is another skill I would like to pick up in 2017.

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Challenge the status quo.

Most do not care about our environment and public well-being. I would like to challenge the status quo even if that costs me professionally or personally. Some beliefs should matter more than our personal well-being.

Fail at 5 things. 

I would not just pick up projects and challenges that I can complete easily and/or win. I want to fail at 5 specific things this year (and this does not include the resolutions I am listing here). *wink*

Be respectful to opposing ideas.

I would be more respectful too ideas that are contrary to my belief-system. This is one of the best ways to learn. For being respectful, one needs to be a better listener. In 2016, I have become a good listener. I need to be better.

Be aggressive.

I promise not to compromise on with dishonest and agenda-driven people. I would not compromise with my value-system. Being aggressive does not mean that you need to insult others. Be aggressive like Rahul Dravid if you know what I mean.

Convert my blog into a website. 

This blog has given me space to express and experiment with my ideas, especially on the fields of learning, education and human resources. I am thankful to the readers for visiting this blog space. Hopefully I would have something better to offer in 2017.

What are your resolutions? Let the World know.

Happy 2017, People! May it be exciting like never before! 

Author: Amartya Dey, India

Picture Credit: hdwallpapershdpics.com

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