Why No Resolutions?


It’s that time of the year again. The time when everyone posts a long (or not so long) list of New Year’s Resolutions to their blog.

Well, you won’t see that here. Are you wondering why?

Here are a few of the reasons why I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions any more.

Been There, Done That

I’ve done it before. In the excitement of the New Year, I’ve gone out and drafted a long list of resolutions–only to have broken most of them before the end of January.

In my experience, most New Year’s Resolutions are based on emotions rather than planning. In fact, most of them read sort of like a wish list. (See if it isn’t true. Take any list of resolutions and put the words “I wish I” in front of every one of them. See what I mean?)

The lack of planning with resolutions is a serious oversight though. That’s why most of us fail to keep our New Year’s Resolutions.

Goals are My Goal

Instead of New Year’s Resolutions, I favor goals. Goals are measurable. One plans for goals. But, most importantly, goals should be achievable.

Lexi Rodrigo, my colleague at Freelance Folder, outlines the SMART method for setting goals in this post.

So, in the next few weeks I’ll be considering some specific, measurable, attainable goals that are relevant to my freelance writing business. I’ll be making this decision carefully, based on my past experience as a freelance writer.

Not Just Once a Year

Goals shouldn’t be limited to just once a year either like resolutions are. I’ll be revisiting my goals at least once a quarter. I’ll add to them or subtract from them, as I see fit.

I don’t want to wait for an entire year to pass before I set another goal.

Your Turn

I wrote this post because I think goals are so much more meaningful than the typical list of New Year’s Resolutions.

Just because I don’t have New Year’s Resolutions this year doesn’t mean you can’t. Did you set New Year’s Resolutions this year? If so, share them in the comments.

If you didn’t make New Years Resolutions this year, let us know why not.

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Tue, 03 Jan 2012 23:16:55 GMT
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