New Year – It?s time for a change4 min read

Hey friends, Year 2016 has come to an end. It has been a beautiful journey so far. A journey full of life. A Journey which I can never forget. Year 2016 has been a special year for me because it taught me life changing values that are going to be with me for the rest of my life. This has been the year in which I graduated from college and stepped into a new era to which our parents call Real World ?:p. It has actually been an enriching and learning year for me. Finally, It is time to welcome New Year 2017.

New Beginning, New Goals, New Resolutions

It’s a new beginning and with every new beginning there are attachments, hope, excitement and lot of such emotions which can fill you with lots of energy and enthusiasm. That’s why everyone looks so energetic at the start of a New Year. We show our energy and enthusiasm in the form of late night parties, drinks all around and a lot more. We make new resolutions for the upcoming year which only 1% of us follow till the end 😀 . We think of all the good moments that we had in this year. For me this feeling is very special. It forces me to think how alike we all are yet so different.


Everyone of us make new resolutions. Some make a resolution to quit bad habits. Some take a resolution to start a new habit but the one thing they forget while taking a resolution is the WHY? Ask yourself this question that WHY are you taking this resolution. Does it help you to achieve your future goals. What are your goals? Does your goals helps you to achieve your ultimate goal? If you have answers to all of these questions then take that collective data to analyze what is that one thing which can create a big difference for you. Once you find the answer to that which you surely will then it’s time to design your resolution. Your resolution is a promise to yourself. The greatest of all. Once you make it, then it becomes your responsibility to fulfill it. Your resolution should not be a far fetched one which your mind cannot resolve. It should be within your limits and achievable. Here the term achievable is different for each and every person based on their thought pattern. Just get to know yourself better.

One resolution that has always helped me to get closer to my goals is the number of books that I plan to read every quarter throughout the year. Reading books is the best thing that you can do to start with your New Year Resolution. And you should not just plan to read books, you must buy all the books well in advance for first two quarters. This will force you to read. Once you are into reading, you will never know when you have accomplished your resolution. Reading is magic and it gives you so much information and knowledge which you can directly use in your daily life. Books are a way to learn something from others experience. There has been so many people in this world who has walked the same path that you have just started. There is no need to make the same mistakes that others have already made instead learn from their mistakes and avoid it while building your own path. That way you will avoid the same mistakes and learn better. You will become a better version of yourself because you have combine knowledge and experience of others who are walking the same path.

Start your year with a collection of books around you that would help you to learn non-stop throughout the year. To get started, I have collected some books that I would like to share with you. Scroll through the book wheel below and choose all the books that you want.

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This new year, view the world with a positive outlook, speak your heart out with confidence, listen to others as well as your inner voice and you will be on the correct road in the correct direction.

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  • Article By: Varun Shrivastava

  • Varun Shrivastava is an innovative Full Stack Developer at ThoughtWorks with around 4 years of experience in building enterprise software systems in finance and retail domain. Experienced in design, development, and deployment of scalable software. He is a passionate blogger and loves to write about philosophy, programming, tech and relationships. This is his space, you can get in touch with him here anytime you want.