Goals vs Resolution

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As I start thinking about what my resolutions are going to be for 2012, I thought if I really want to have resolutions. So, I started to think the basic difference between Goals and Resolutions and my take is:

“There are no ways to measure Resolutions”

I did not want to have a resolutions like:

  • Loose Weight – because if i lost 2 KGs I would have met my resolution but that may not be meaningful to me;
  • Improve Financial Stability – because unless I define in the context of my life what stability is, I dont know if I have achieved it or not

A lot of people say they miss out on resolutions, I feel the single reason why they miss out is because they do not have goals that can be measured and over a period of time they just don’t know where they are headed – even things like “stop smoking” even being measurable, is not defined in a manner that allows the person to achieve their resolutions.

So this year, I have decided to focus on specific areas of my life and figure out how I am going to access that I have achieved what I have thought about. Hence, this year I will have Goals instead of Resolutions.

 

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Goals vs Resolution

As I start thinking about what my resolutions are going to be for 2012, I thought if I really want to have resolutions. So, I started to think the basic difference between Goals and Resolutions and my take is:

“There are no ways to measure Resolutions”

I did not want to have a resolutions like:

  • Loose Weight – because if i lost 2 KGs I would have met my resolution but that may not be meaningful to me;
  • Improve Financial Stability – because unless I define in the context of my life what stability is, I dont know if I have achieved it or not

A lot of people say they miss out on resolutions, I feel the single reason why they miss out is because they do not have goals that can be measured and over a period of time they just don’t know where they are headed – even things like “stop smoking” even being measurable, is not defined in a manner that allows the person to achieve their resolutions.

So this year, I have decided to focus on specific areas of my life and figure out how I am going to access that I have achieved what I have thought about. Hence, this year I will have Goals instead of Resolutions.

Also available on my blog at: http://blog.kapilvirenahuja.com/2012/01/02/goals-vs-resolution/

Journey to “One Destination”

Life is a journey and there is one destination that everyone reaches. But, this journey is divided into various destinations and to reach each destination, we have to complete the journey. Along the way we re presented with many difficulties, which will make us change our course, or even make us quit.

The focus should be on the journey and not on the difficulties. Focusing on goals acts as a motivator to solve the difficulties with a new zeal. If we lose the focus on the goal, then very soon we would be asking ourselves “Why are we doing this?” and soon we will quit.

So remember, once you have your eyes set on goals, do not lose that eye-contact. On your way, be worried, be stressed, try as hard as you can, but never loose focus.