Several people all about the world wide web, from blog and Instagram posts to e-zine articles and individual Tweets, have made a statement that they are foregoing the idea of the New Year’s Resolution in favor of the New Year’s Goals. I think this is a brilliant idea!
The word “resolution,” beside being completely outdated (when was the last time you used “resolution” in a sentence?), has a connotation of finality. You have to complete a resolution, or you fail!
And they never last. We’re not even a full week in, and I’m sure there are many people who have already quit trying on their resolution. I know I haven’t been wearing my FitBit like I swore I would… It wasn’t even a resolution, just something I wanted to do since my mother went to the trouble of buying me one for Christmas.
A “goal,” on the other hand, is optimistic. It isn’t mandatory to complete it, but completing a goal gives one the feeling of being successful.