What is the difference between Resolutions and setting goals?
Many people speak of New Year resolutions, and yet I think it is more productive to set goals and a "to do" list to help you accomplish those goals...What do you think? Also what are the difference between resolutions and goal setting?
I don't know. My resolutions are yearly goals. I print out a list of things to accomplish the first week of January and mark them off when they are done. Most of them are simple that I already planned on doing but to remind me to stay on track. When those get marked off, they help motivate me to accomplish the others.
Resolution: it may be realistic to set a goal of losing 20 pounds, giving up smoking, exercising more, or writing a book, but what are the parameters of these goals? If you resolve to lose 20 pounds in one month, that may not be a very realistic goal; if you’ve never exercised before and you resolve to hit the gym five times a week, you may quickly lose steam. And writing a book in a month isn’t really do-able either.
Goal: Goals aren’t ideas we dream up overnight, they are changes we have been thinking about for a long time, desires that burn deep inside of us. Timing is important—we have to be ready to make our dreams a reality. January 1st may not be the right time.
Well, if I talk about me, I only set goals in life. Goals which are long-term, productive & which I can follow. So for me, resolutions are 0.
The problem with a resolution is that once broken, it can be difficult to start over. That would especially be the case if it's a new year's resolution as you may then put it off until new year comes around again.
Setting goals is a much better idea because you're looking to accomplishing something in the long term, so a setback would be much less significant.
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