Happy New Year peeps! The year 2014 was full and frantic for me. Hard to believe it’s already past and here we are in a new year.
The idea of New Year’s Resolutions has been around since the Babylonians. That’s a long time y’all. Promises to deities, overlords or to ourselves allowed us to put behind the past mistakes and look forward to the possibility of the future.
It’s something everyone has done at one time or another including me. I did an informal poll on Facebook recently and almost everyone said no, they did not make resolutions. A few people commented they don’t make resolutions because they always break them. Instead, they made goals.
I looked up the definitions of both words. According to dictionary.reference.com, a goal is “ “. A resolution is “the act of resolving or determining upon an action, course of action, method, procedure, etc.”
So a goal is something you work toward in your efforts. While a resolution is saying you’re going to do something. Resolution is talk, goal is action.
I think I’ll stick with goals because I don’t just want to say I’ll do something. I want to do it, y’know? I’ve got at least 4 books I have a goal to write in 2015, in addition to the WIP in progress now. I have other things I want to do including staying with my exercise routine, to reduce my blood pressure by reducing my weight and to take the time to enjoy life. Nothing earth shattering but action will be taken!
What about y’all? Do you have a goal or resolution for 2015?
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