Resolution: A resolving to do something. A course of action determined or decided on.
Goal: The purpose toward which an endeavor is directed; an objective.
I've been trying to figure out what I'm going to work towards this year. I was a little distracted with everything at the end of December to really make the time to think about things. I wanted to work for something that I really wanted and could actually achieve with some work. Here it is the 5th of January and I'm still deciding. I was talking to Mickey the other night about someone's blog and how she went on and on about stressing over what resolutions she should make. I decided right then and there that I was setting goals and not making resolutions. One, because I don't think I have any terrible habits that need to be broken; two, I don't think I could make myself do something every day for a year (although I'm on a pretty good streak of reading my scriptures every night but I don't get all mad and punish myself when I miss a night); and three, I'd rather take baby steps to work towards something and once I reach that mark make it a little higher. I think goals are more my style. I like the idea of having an objective, a target, or a purpose. I feel more in control to reach the end result.
So today I got an e-mail from Mickey. I don't know how he found this and why he wasn't working but he sent me this link. I read it and thought "I'm smarter than I thought I was". Anyway, goals are the way to go for me. I'm still thinking about what I want to do and will sometime post what they are so you can make sure I'm working on them. Here's what I've been thinking about: getting back to/catching up on my scrapbooking (making 2 layouts a week), intensifying or changing my workout, recovering the Spanish I used to know, getting better at the piano (the violin lessons never worked out last year, may as well work on something I already know how to do), reading the Ensign every month, eating my 5 fruits and veggies a day,.... The list could go on and on but I don't want to try to do too much because I know myself, I'll drop most of it if I feel overwhelmed. I hope you have decided on some good goals for this year. Remember one can be easy to attain to help you feel better about yourself. Have a good 2008!