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Spirit of Hong Kong

Spirit of Hong Kong is a series that looks behind the scenes of one of Asia's largest and most vibrant cities by focusing on those whose contributions often go unnoticed yet are vital to the everyday success of Hong Kong. 

The 108-storey International Commerce Centre glows in the distance as visitors to Victoria Peak capture images of Hong Kong’s iconic harbourfront on December 22. Photo: EPA

Don’t look back in anger, look ahead in hope

New Year’s resolutions aren’t silly except for the fact that – and studies have concurred – we have a knack of overestimating ourselves, and so we make too many, most of them unrealistic.

Setting ourselves up for failure to begin a new year is a self-defeating exercise.