The New Year has finally arrived, and with it comes a promise of a better future, both at work and at home. If you were feeling like a laggard at the office, the New Year should present you a reason strong enough to change things that are not perfect and need improvements. Here are the five resolutions that will keep you motivated all year: It’s a sensible assumption, backed by solid research findings that happy employees make a happy company. Workplaces that are served by motivated employees are invariably more productive, give birth to innovative ideas and products, and tend to remain more profitable. However, as much responsibility as it is of the employer to keep its employees motivated, the workforce itself should take initiatives to keep up their motivation level. If you manage to keep yourself charged up at least for the entire duration of your stay inside the office, you will find yourself more driven and better performing than your peers. Moreover, a motivated employee spills his energy and enthusiasm among the team members, leaving the whole experience of working inside the office greatly enhanced. Even if your professional life is ridden by a lot of obstacles and struggle, you need to shrug off the challenges and failures aside, step over them and rise higher. New Year resolutions are a good way of setting short term goals and giving new direction to your otherwise directionless life. Take these 5 resolutions; stick to them and every working day of 2014 will be a carnival for you.

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Doing well on the GMAT is a major milestone on the road to pursuing a graduate degree from a top university. The exam is recognized worldwide by leading educational institutions for selecting candidates. There are plenty of schools which conduct admissions through GMAT results. This post will help you prepare so your GMAT score is a bright spot on your application wherever you submit it. For students looking to attend school abroad, doing well on the GMAT is an important juncture. Many consider it to be an entrance exam solely for MBA and similar business degrees. However, there are many non-MBA graduate management programs that require taking the GMAT exam. Competition for admission into the best schools is quite tough, and will only become more challenging with time, so acing the GMAT is a crucial step ahead of the pack.

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