Are you one of the millions of people who make new year's resolutions? Are you also one of the millions who break them within a few weeks, days, hours or minutes? Over the years, I've gone back and forth on this. When I do make resolutions, depending upon what they are, I tend to break them fairly early and then I feel guilty all year long. Several years ago, I made a decision to not make resolutions, thinking that was the key to my guilt complex. It wasn't. I felt guilty for not making them...even though I knew I'd break them anyway. Good heavens!
Last year, instead of resolutions, I set goals. That worked pretty well for me. I didn't achieve all of them, but at least it gave me a starting place and something to aim for. I like this better. With a resolution, it's almost as if I have to become someone else overnight...someone better. Uh, that doesn't work...I checked the mirror on January 1. Still me.
But setting goals does help me. It's a plan to move forward. Something to strive for. Something to achieve and pat myself on the back for when I accomplish it.
Many of my goals are centered around my writing, a few are purely personal and then, some are global...I'm so well rounded. Smiling here!
What about you? Do you set resolutions or goals?