Goals vs Resolutions

Goals vs Resolutions

WRITTEN BY DIANE VACCARO

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Personally, I prefer “goals” over “resolutions.” Websters defines resolve as “to make a definite and serious decision to do something” and defines resolutions as “the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc.” But goals are defined as “something that you are trying to do or achieve.”

Goals for the New Year just works better for me. It’s a positive outlook on the year ahead. It’s looking at my potential and seeing what I’m capable of. It’s pushing for more. It’s not just about finding answers. I want to blaze new trails. I want to do something I haven’t done before.

And sure, if there is something that needs to be fixed, changed, solved…I’m going to state it like a goal:

I find a better way to….

I live a healthier life by…

I am a more thoughtful friend because I…

When days come that I don’t make progress…or take a step back (yep, it happens)…I will reflect on those significant learning moments, course correct, and charge on.

Will you do the same? Will you continue to press on towards your goals even after you have a set back? Will you learn from the experience and continuing training this year to reach your greatest potential? Yes. Yes, you will. Because you are taking your life into your own hands, setting goals, and living on purpose.

Keep up the good, hard work of setting goals, both personally and professionally.

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