Do you set goals? Do you make New Year’s resolutions? What’s the difference? Goals are something you want to accomplish, that’s tied to a timeframe. New Year’s resolutions are traditions that are normally done in the beginning of the year, when we try to change a bad behavior or trait to improve our life. In either, both are saying what you “will” do.
Setting goals and making resolutions are both showing accountability. The vast majority of people do not like to, or do not want to set goals because they know, they have to stick to it, they have to be accountable. They don’t want to take the extra effort of doing something more, but to do things when they want to do it. If I do it, I’ll do it. If I don’t, I don’t. They don’t want to be accountable.
Most people don’t realize, not setting goals truly hinders you from knowledge, knowing the potential within yourself, knowing how strong and courageous you are, and knowing “you can”.
If you don’t set goals, start. If you already do, add more goals. Push yourself! Stretch yourself further! Reach for those things that are ahead! You can achieve more than you think you can. There is great joy in knowing something you have set out to do and have achieved it!
Philippians 3:13 (KJV) – brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.