Resolutions vs PLANS

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  1. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    I am not a fan of new year resolutions, I am gonna quit drinking or smoking as of midnight...

    I've seen so many fail, I think them generally ludicrous...

    But now plans, SMART goals..I see them as different.
     
  2. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    There's things I need to do, things I should do and things I want to do, but I make no specific proclamation. Each in it's own time as opportunities presents themselves.
     
  3. StevePame

    StevePame Administrator Staff Member

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    I tried SMART goals one here, hoping they'd be different than resolutions. Even with all the details a SMART goal provides, I struggled due to a lack of actual accountability when I missed completing one.
     
  4. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Accountability
    Daily measurable activity

    Yeah, it ain't always easy...
     
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  5. Aussie Thoughts

    Aussie Thoughts Just my 2 cents

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    Made a resolution a number of years ago not to make anymore resolutions. Haven't broken it yet. Plans, yeah in general terms. Details, priorities change.
     
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  6. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Couple decades ago was talking to my wife about using the new years to help quit drinking. Orwell to cut back anyway. While driving to the first Christmas party I was thinking about how silly that is. What do I do drink till midnight and then stop, or not drink as of January 1st morning. If I wanted to quit what makes any sense to continue. So I quit right then, got to the party and didn't drink, and told people I was quitting. She didn't believe it oh, they didn't believe it. But I was cold turkey for about a year-and-a-half. I know probably averaged two drinks a week over the course of a year. It was then I decided that resolutions were silly.
     
  7. wil

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    I should clarify, silly for me oh, your mileage may vary.
     
  8. Thomas

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    Why do you always choose the negative on which to base an opinion of something.

    How about all the people who made resolutions and stuck to them? Does that not count for anything?

    They tend not to bang on about it, so go uncounted ... whereas there's a great deal made of failed resolutions by those who've failed to uphold their resolutions and affirm themselves by seeking the affirmation of others?
     
  9. wil

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    I should have simply accentuated the aspects of using goals that are measurable, and marking progress rather than my distaste on astrological timing...

    My bad, you have a point. It is an awesome time to sell annual memberships to the gym...most will only be there a couple of weeks.
     
  10. Thomas

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    I've got a kindle ... so I check out the Daily Deals ... for the New Year I'm being offered ...

    Calm Parents, Happy Kids: The Secrets of ... The Courage To Be Disliked ... Change Your Thinking with CBT... Mindful Chef: 30-minute meals... Flow: The Psychology of Happiness ... Ikigai: The Japanese secret to ... The Book of Joy ... The 7 Habits of Highly Effective... The Food Medic ... The Little Book of Hygge ... The Little Book of Joy ... The Little Book of ...

    Like those gym memberships, they'll sit on the digital shelf, gathering digital dust.
     
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