Resolutions or Goals?

Let me start by asking you a question.

Are you a resolutions person or a goals person?

resolutions or goals

If you are not quite sure which one applies to you, here are some examples to help you decide

Resolution:
Goal:
I am going to blog consistently this year
I am going to publish 1 blog post every week this year.

Myself, I think resolutions are a bit woolly in definition. What exactly does “consistently” mean? How I am going to know if I have achieved it?

It will therefore not surprise you to know that I prefer goals. They are measurable. I can see very easily whether I am achieving them or not.

One of my goals for the year is indeed to publish 1 post every week on this very blog. This post is theĀ 1st of 52 that I will write and publish this year.

The fact that you are reading this means I can put a small tick against my goal progress. Being able to track the goal is importantĀ to me and I know it will spur me on to continue throughout the year.

What do you think? Is it resolutions or goals for you? Or would you completely disagree with my thinking?

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6 Comments

  1. I totally agree! You can resolve all you want, but until that huge resolution is broken down into manageable goals, it’s probably not going to happen! Plus, there’s this idea that resolutions can only happen once a year, and once you mess up then you’re done. Goals can happen throughout the year — and they should! (So, yes, I’m a goal person, too. :-D)

  2. I am a goal person. I like setting myself targets to work towards. I’m still mulling over my goals for the year. Looking forward to reading your weekly posting. Loving the look of your blog by the way. Angie

  3. Hi Angela,

    Thank you for your lovely comment. I keep wanting to tinker with the look of the blog. Maybe this is sign I should just leave it alone.

    Good to hear you are another goal person too.

    Jo

  4. Hey Jo,

    Congratulations on post #1 of the year and your goals have officially started.

    For me, I’m not a resolution kind of gal. I think I did all of that stuff when I was young and quickly learned that we were all just blowing smoke.

    You have to be a goal setter if you really want to achieve anything in life or business. Knowing what you want to accomplish without knowing how to actually accomplish it is not going to get you anywhere quick.

    You’re smart and this was a good eye opener. I feel for those who still make “resolutions”. Good luck to them all right!

    Hope you’re having a great start to this new year and have a great week.

    ~Adrienne

  5. Hi Adrienne,

    Thank you for your lovely comment.

    We only get one chance at life and if we want to make the most out of it, we need to push ourselves. The setting of goals is a vital part of that process so I definitely agree with you, you have to be a goal setter.

    Have a great week.

    Jo

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