I am not a big resolution-maker, I’m more of a goal-setter. Call it quibbling but to me, there is a difference between making resolutions versus setting a goal. A resolution, by definition means that you are “resolving” to make a change. It’s not what I would call an action statement. Setting a goal, on the other hand is concrete. Let’s look at it this way.
Say you want to lose weight, a resolution would be along the lines of: I want to lose weight.
If you have a goal to lose weight it would go like this: My goal is to lose 10 pounds and to achieve this goal I will do the following, eat less, move more, add more fruits and veggies, drink water, etc.
So whether you have a resolution or a goal for 2011, be sure to add some action to it. Write out what you want to achieve and the steps to get there. That way, whether you call it a resolution or goal won’t matter so much!
Now go run!