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The Resolution Revolution

The Road Ahead by mkrigsman, on Flickr

The Road Ahead by mkrigsman, on Flickr

Well, we made it!  The holidays are over, and 2015 is here and in full swing. So, I have to ask – how are those resolutions coming along?

According to a study in 2014,  45% of Americans usually make New Year’s Resolutions; the number 1 being to “Lose Weight”, with “Staying Fit and Healthy” following along at number 4.  The study goes on to report that 64% maintain their resolution after the first month, and that number drops to 46% by 6 months.  Sadly, when all is said and done, a whopping 8% manage to succeed in their stated resolution.  With statistics like that, what can we do to make sure that we fall don’t fall into the group that fizzles out and loses steam by February?

For me it’s a simple matter of semantics.  Rather than making resolutions, I set goals.  What’s the big difference?  Let’s look at their respective definitions, according to Dictionary.com: