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  • “For last years words belong to last years language, And next years words await another voice.”T.S Eliot Once again as we are on the threshold of a new year, its time for a new beginning for all of us. The month of January is named after the Roman God Janus. The ancient romans imagined Janus as two faced: one facing forward and one facing back. This symbolised his ability to look forward and backward at the same time.Janus was the guardian of arches, gates, doorways, beginnings and endings. Similarly when the year starts with the month of January it compels us to look back and mull over the previous years failures and accomplishments; therefore offering us an insight into what we need to change about ourselves. It could be some habit, a lifestyle change, a behavioural change or setting a particular goal or target for oneself. Thus begins an ordeal of making a long list of new years resolutions. The beginning of the year offers a fresh start and a clean slate. The idea of bettering ourselves is the biggest motivator. We all know most of the resolutions we make are meant to be broken but the whole idea behind making these resolutions go forth to show that ultimately we all have hope and a certain level of belief in our ability to change and be more of who we really want to be. So this year instead of making a long list let us decide to pick just one area; the one big thing we care about most. Doesn`t this sound far more easier to accomplish and probably if we get so focussed by putting our stakes into the ground about this years dream we will feel more accountable for fulfilling it. So lets end this year by getting more specific and creative about that one dream. As T.S Eliot so correctly put it “ In my end is my beginning.”