Goals verses resolutions


Introduction: Setting goals for yourself is rewarding and provides a plan for success. It works as a blueprint to inspire one to get from the starting line to the finish line so to speak. Is there a difference between goals and resolutions? If so, what is the difference? What does a person need to create and make a successful goal? In today’s reading we will cover steps for success and distinguish the difference between new years resolutions and goals.  

 Some believe in doing new year’s resolutions, there is nothing wrong with that, but what about setting goals for yourself to accomplish? Yes, resolutions can be accomplished, however, a goal is a more realistic approach for success.  First, lets look at the difference between the two. A resolution is a decision one makes to accomplish something, but it does not require planning, setting baby steps to accomplish the result. A Goal has a different approach. A goal is to take an ambition and create a realistic desire and taking necessary planning and steps to accomplish the desired passion.  https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/blog/goals-vs-resolutions-whats-difference  

Goals are realistic, thought out, planned steps to accomplish your ambitions and desire 

Setting goals for some is a big deal. By planning and giving it, some thought on how you are going to reach your desire takes time and work. Depending on how big your desire or aimed goal is, you may have to create baby steps to reach your desired objective. Goals are different for everyone. They can be physical, mental, emotional. For example, someone who struggle with physical limitations, doing something physical is a big accomplishment. Another example one may decide to improve their physical health by exercising more and already can do 50 pushups but they want to increase that number to 100. Can we honestly say that the goal sounds realistic or that it can be accomplished overnight? To set yourself up for success it would be realistic to have that be the big goal, but then set little milestones to accomplish the desired number of pushups. Little goal might be in 2 months the increase number will go from 50 to 60 and so on. Point being is to execute a plan of action to get the desired result. 

Passion, motivation, and planning are keys to an accomplished goal. 

It is easier to set realistic or reachable goals when you have passion and motivation to accomplish the mission. If we do something, we are passionate we enjoy going through the steps to get there, compared to if we set something, we feel we must do then it is a battle to the finish line. Therefore, I believe important keys are passion, motivation and planning are important when setting a goal. 

In the following you will find steps in reaching successful goalsStep one. Decide what your goal is going to be, by imagining what the goal will look like. Step twoWrite your passion project down on paper and post it somewhere, where you will see it dailyStep three. Give yourself a time frame to accomplish your goal. Same goes for little goals set time frame to accomplish them as wellStep fourCreate little goals or milestone to accomplish to get you to your big goal. By setting your mind to reach the finish line so to speak. Step five. Be opened minded about learning new things, which, can help in reaching your accomplishment. Step six. Set a start date. Do not allow procrastination to hold you back from starting something good. Start today as the saying goes there is no time like the present. Step sevenSet motivators and make your goal a passion project to accomplish and help you push through any obstacles that would come your way in reaching your passion. Step eight. Allow yourself to be rewarded. Celebrate your accomplishments weather big or small. Reward yourself for the hard work and dedication you are putting into your passion to get desired results. https://www.virgin.com/about-virgin/latest/seven-simple-steps-to-achieving-all-of-your-goals  

I hope these steps are helpful in your journey in accomplishing your goals and remember to turn that desired resolution into a goal. Happy reading!   

Author: My cerebral palsy life

I became a writer in 2010, then I pursued an education in health care administration. Working to get a medical coding certificate to add to my professional titles. I and my husband have 2 adult children, 2 dogs. I was a single mother of two for 18 years. I have personal experience in health care as a cna, mental health and raising children with developmental disabilities. I am an advocate for the disabled as I was born with cerebral palsy and have learned to overcome challenges in life. My motto is life lessons are to be teachable, to educate, share our skills and learn to understand others that we encounter on life's journey.

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