The New Year is right around the corner and resolutions will be thought of until January 1st roles around. The difference in a goal and a resolution though is that a goal will more likely be seen through. Why? A resolution is simply a good idea that you think would be beneficial in your life. Things like losing weight and reading the Bible more are a few popular resolutions. Though these are good ideas, unless they have some definition, they will be thrown by the wayside before Valentine's Day.
Zig Ziglar, one of the greatest motivational speakers of all time talks about goal setting. A couple of the things he says resonates with me. The goal must be specific, measurable, have a plan of action, and contain a time frame. This kind of goal would include how much weight you would like to lose (20 lbs.), when you want to have it lost (20 weeks), and how you will go about losing it (cardiovascular workout for 30 minutes everyday and count calories). If you put these things into action, your New Year's resolution turns into a goal bound for success.