Maybe I am just playing a game of semantics, but for me there is an important difference between a goal and a resolution. Making a resolution is committing myself to an end result. Setting a goal is beginning on a journey or a process. Even the fact that I used the terms "making" and "setting" I think is significant. Also I note the use of the words "committing" and "beginning". For me these are also significant.
Over the years I have learned some significant things about myself. One is I have a short attention span when it comes to long term projects. (There are have been a few things I have been committed to on a long term basis, but in the end even some of them have not turned out too well) Also I get distracted and lose focus easily. These are not traits I am necessarily proud of or like in myself, but they are me. I've tried to overcome them and change, but the change never lasts. At best I have tried to learn to live with them and work within their constraints. For these reasons goals work much better for me than resolutions.
So what are some goals I will work on in 2013? I have identified several. The first is one I set out every new year. I usually manage to make some progress on it. The second is one I actually was highly successful with in 2012 and plan to continue hopefully for the rest of my life. The rest are new to the new year.
- Work on completing some of the UFO projects that fill my closets.
- Spend the beginning of each day with a devotion and time with God.
- Find a new home for the end of the year.
- Find a means of increasing income in a way that doesn't take away from my enjoyment and contentment in life or find a way to reduce expenses without doing the above.
- Strengthen new friendships being made in FL.
- Maintain my health both physical and mental.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!