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Resolutions, goals, and potpourri

Where are you headed?

2019 Goals

I am not one to make new year's resolutions. I've never really have been. I think I made one in my entire adult life; and it's been many, many years ago. And, guess what?!? I failed it. Like in the first month. I'm not saying anything bad about making resolutions because they do work for many people (maybe?). I am saying they don't work for me. It's like by making a resolution I automatically set myself up for failure. I don't know about you, but I don't like it when I fail.


So, instead of making resolutions, I set goals. One might ask, "isn't that the same thing?". Well, actually, it's not. According to Google Dictionary, resolution means: "the action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter.". And, goal means: "the object of a person's ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.". I think people actually set goals under the guise of making new year's resolutions. But, that's just my thought.


Goals

Reaching goals

Now that we've gotten that mess straightened out (lol) do you have any goals for this new year? Have you thought about what you really want to accomplish this year? Do your goals seem reachable, or are they far-fetched? It's okay to have both, so be honest with yourself here. Having far-fetched goals only mean that it will take longer to achieve them. It's okay to break the goals down into achievable steps. Just like a football team reaching their goal, sometimes it takes more steps and a little extra creativity and thought. Sometimes you are pushed further back (away from your goal) and you need to toughen up and move forward once again. It may take a while, and you may have to jump over a few hurdles along the way, but you can get there!