Goals vs Resolutions

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This morning I sat down and went to Dictionary.com to see the actual difference between a goal and resolutions.

Goal : 

  • The result or achievement toward which effort is directed; aim; end.


  • A formal expression of opinion or intention made, usually after voting, by a formal organization.
  • A decision or determination; a resolve: to make a firm resolution to do something.
  • The act determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure, etc

As you can see the biggest difference I can see in a goal and a resolution is the goal is something in which effort is directed. The reason most people set New Year’s Resolutions is that they really do want to see change. They want to lose weight, get out of debt, make things happen. The people who see a change in life do not set resolutions. If you set a resolution by definition you will fail. In a resolution, there is no effort directed at anything. This is why it is so important to set goals. I am setting some goals for 2018, and I have plans in place and will continue to put plans in place to make sure my goals are hit. I have some tough goals set in place for myself. I have some goals set in place that will make lifelong dreams become a reality. I have goals that will make me stronger and healthier both mentally and physically. I don’t know if I will meet every single goal I have written down for myself but at the end of 2018, I will not look back with regret that I did not try the hardest I could. I am still working on the plans of action for my goals. I will share once this is fully completed.

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