Creating New Year’s Goals Instead of Resolutions

Creating New Year’s Goals Instead of Resolutions

It is crazy to me to think that we are already in 2021 (FINALLY!).  2020 was the longest year EVER.  But here we are, almost a week into 2021, I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see what is in store.  One thing that people seem to focus on at this time of year is planning out what the next year will look like.  Many people do this by creating resolutions.  And this is fine, but in the past few years I’ve done something different, and I’ve seen major results.  So, today let’s talk about creating New Year’s goals instead of resolutions.

What’s the Difference Between a Goal and a Resolution?

A resolution is typically a decision someone makes to do or not do something.  Save money, pay down debt, start investing…these are all things someone could resolve to do.  But the path forward isn’t necessarily clear.  Resolutions are also rigid.  This means if you stray off the path or stumbles, you will often give up.

On the other hand, a goal is where someone is aiming.  It is the object of your ambition and effort.  It is the destination, but the journey is flexible.  This means that you can take detours, pause, or find a different way.  With this flexibility it is easier to keep moving forward even after setbacks.  So, if you want to see change in your personal finances or other areas