Resolutions Vs. Goals

What is the difference between a goal and a resolution? According to the dictionary the following definitions go into more detail:

What is the difference between a goal and a resolution? According to the dictionary the following definitions go into more detail:

Resolution — a firm decision to do or not to do something.

Goal — the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.

When I read these definitions, I think to myself that they seem similar; in fact, a resolution seems almost better than a goal. But as I think more to myself, this is how I see each word:

A Resolution = A decision

A Goal = All your energy and focus are put into something (e.g. a decision)

We all make new decisions every day. In fact, people make new years resolutions all the time; they make new planned decisions that they plan to implement in the New Year, which is why — so often — people do not end up sticking to their resolution. They have this plan that they have decided on, but they have no planned energy or desire to implement (act on) this new decision.

A goal is a resolution backed up by genuine desire, ambition, and focus. A goal is not just a decision, a goal is an action packed decision.

ACTION: If you haven’t, take a moment to write down your goals today, and place them somewhere you can easily view them all throughout the day. Now take one more step, and write down how you plan to achieve that goal.

You see, when you write down a goal, and the action steps on how to achieve that goal, you develop a unique strategy and discover different things about that goal that will help you refine it or scratch it altogether.

Now that you have taken the time to write down your goals — with their related action steps — see what happens.

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