I have made hundreds of resolutions throughout my life, but I am learning the vast differences of resolutions vs goals.

I don’t make resolutions any longer unless of course, you count the resolution I made once to drink more organic, Peets coffee 🙂

Let’s chat about what resolutions vs goals really are.

Resolutions vs Goals

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the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc. : the act of resolving something. (source)


the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result. (source)

Looking back on all my failed resolutions, perhaps the primary reason for my failure lies right there within the definition. Was I really ever trying to truly resolve something? Or was I merely setting a goal? And if it was a goal I was setting, was my goal realistic?

Think about that for a moment. Let it sink in. It could be the reason so many of your own have also left less than desired outcomes.


I didn’t make a New Year’s Resolution last year or this year. In fact, I simply let My One Word: Unprocessed lead me in 2013….and I’ll continue to let it lead me in 2014.

But like I mentioned yesterday, just because I didn’t make an exhaustive list of resolutions doesn’t mean I don’t have goals.

Of course, I do.

Of course, you do.

Recent Goals

Steal these if you want.

(As per the usual, more goals will get added as the year goes on. These are the ones I have set out to accomplish currently.)

The Difference

Goals have a deadline.

Resolutions seek to resolve, with or without a timeline.

All my goals have a deadline, and as I tell you more about each one of them, a deadline will accompany.

Tomorrow I’ll tell you how to set and achieve your own goals, too.

For today?

Well, today I’m just a New Year’s Day champion. I’m accomplishing that organic, Peet’s coffee resolution from above….starting with a jumbo cup (accompanied by coconut milk and raw honey) stat! I’m also NOT going to the gym. Nia’s 14-week program started yesterday for me so today I rest and, subsequently, get a foot massage in between baby kisses and cuddles (I’m so dedicated to these “resolutions.”) 🙂

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What are YOUR big goals for 2014? Interested in adopting any of mine?


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  1. I only set goals. Only. I have my whole life to accomplish them. I do not set myself up for disappointment!

    Happy New Year Sarah, you’re going to have a phenomenal year, I just know it 🙂

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