I don't think so. They are improvements, motivations, and goals. They should be based on what you didn't do the year before and what you can hope to do in the new year. I don't like using the common resolutions like losing a certain amount of weight. Instead I prefer listing what weight I want to be by the end of the year. Seeing the bigger number seems to make a difference. Most of my resolutions are to save a certain amount of money, achieve a certain number of credits, remain out of debt, etc. None of these have a time limit except for December 31st of 2013. It takes off some of the stress by allowing it to be done in my spare time instead of every day.