Tuesday, January 5, 2010

goals, not resolutions

new years resolutions....i have said a few times that i don't really believe in them because they set people up for failure. i do have goals though....and i don't think that goals are the same as resolutions, and webster even agrees with me. in fact a goal is just something that you 'put effort towards' where as a resolution is something that you are 'determined' to do.

i am always working on things, or working towards a goal. some will be life time goals (ones which i could not complete in the timeline of a year) and others are smaller things that i may achieve, and hopefully i WILL achieve.

here are some of my goals:
  • recycle more
  • do some form of exercise 3-4 times a week (which will be way easier once i have my new weight set tomorrow)
  • chill out and work on not letting things get under my skin (especially little things like water on the bathroom counter.....yes i AM that anal!)
  • uplift people more, gossip less
  • be a better wife (life time goal....i don't think anyone in a marriage should ever stop working on their relationship)
  • cook more, eat out less (that pains me to write since i don't feel confident in my cooking skills and i am confident in the skills of cooks at restaurants)
  • get more involved at church....maybe with the kids program
  • be more money conscious (asking myself "do i really need this?)
  • read the books that i have bought.....there are about 30+ that i need to read....this is possibly a life time goal since i keep buying books. hehe

that's all i can think of right now. i have an ongoing list in my head and this is the first time i have actually written it down for people to see. consider yourself privileged. :)


  1. being a very goal-oriented person myself, I have to say, it's good to have goals. :) and it helps to share them because i find it keeps me more focused on them. way to go!!!

  2. sometimes it makes it more real when it gets written down. good list - though if you're going to follow through with "uplift people more"...you'll have to get some new friends. haha.

  3. haha! hopefully i will just be a good influence on those friends ;)