Happy New Year!
Barbara: I like to make New Year’s resolutions but isn’t that the same thing as setting goals? Is there a difference between a New Year’s resolution and a New Year’s goal?
Megan: A resolution is something you will work on to achieve continuously. You might say I want to start working out. The idea is that over the course of the year this is what you will do. A goal is more definite and finite. You might say I’m going to start going to the gym twice a week for one hour so that I can lose 20 pounds. A goal has a more specific attachment to it, whereas a resolution is ongoing and an idea with an intent behind it. That could be why resolutions often don’t stick.