New Year’s resolutions. We all have them, we all make them – and not many of us stick to them either! New Year’s resolutions actually date back to when ancient civilians would make promises to their gods at the start of the year to correct all the wrongs that they had performed and pay all their debts.
Nowadays, the average New Year’s resolution list consists of gems such as ‘spend less money,’ ‘be happy’ and my personal favourite: ‘go to the gym more.’ But let’s face it, we all make resolutions at the beginning of the year expecting to follow them perfectly, and to generally just have an amazing year. However we all know that things don’t always (and most of the time they don’t) go to plan. So, being the entrepreneurial mind that I am, have come up with an entirely new concept. New Year goals.
Okay, so maybe it’s only one word different – but it terms of what it actually means, the two ideas are miles apart. The actual definition of the word resolution is ‘a firm decision to do or not to do something’ – hence why most people’s resolutions are to do more or less of something, and often we end up failing completely.
The definition of the word goal is ‘the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.’ Everything in life is a work in progress – we need to work towards our goals instead of trying to cut out or introduce something into our lives all at once. Only when we work for something over time, do we usually achieve it, and also receive the most pleasure from it.
So what are your New Year’s goals? Maybe to spend more time with your family and friends, or maybe to do things that are out of your comfort zone and discover a hidden passion? Whatever your goal is, remember that everything take time – and the more you put in, the more you get out. Let 2015 be a good year!