Saturday, December 29, 2012

Six-word Saturday


No resolutions for me—just goals.

Resolutions seems like such a daunting word. Goals is friendlier and much more accessible. Ever since I decided to write a list of New Year's goals rather than New Year's resolutions, I've found success easier to achieve. Maybe it's just a mind thing, but it works for me. ☺
 
Are you setting any goals for 2013?
 
Happy Saturday!

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  1. I like your thinking! I haven't made resolutions for years; it's just setting myself up for failure.

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    1. Thanks! I feel the same way about resolutions, but setting "goals" just seems to work for me. :)

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  2. I always have, to some degree or another, goals I'm working toward; usually avoid the concept of "resolutions", and almost never state them openly. We're on the same page, I guess.
    Happy New Year to you!

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    1. May we both achieve success with our goals. Happy New Year!

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  3. I used to do "resolutions" and realized they are really just goals. I like goals much better and they are something I can obtain! Happy New Year!

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    1. I completely agree! Happy New Year!

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  4. I like to make simple goals one day at a time. Hope your goals are successful.

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  5. That is a great way to look at the new year.

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    1. It's worked in the past. I'm hoping it will work this year, too. :)

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  6. What a great idea!
    Happy New year to you and your family!

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    1. Thanks! Happy New Year to you and yours as well. :)

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  7. I definitely prefer goals. Yes, I have some writing goals: I want to complete two more books in my series, and send out 10 queries each month until my WIP is accepted! Good luck with your goals.

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  8. I agree completely, Dana! Have a great weekend!

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  9. Positivity! That's the thing. Well done, Dana and Happy 2013.

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  10. Resolutions/goals/things I should do...whatever I call them I never can seem to keep the one to run more often...I do eat healthier and that one i have kept.

    Happy New Year and may you keep your goals :)

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    1. Thanks! Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

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  11. I agree. "Goals" sounds more user-friendly. Happy New Year, Dana!

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    1. "User-friendly" is the perfect description. Happy New Year!

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  12. Goals sounds better to me, because resolutions has a connotation of "failed" to me. :P

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    1. I agree. "Resolutions" sounds much more serious. :)

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  13. I do the same thing. Goals have a friendlier face? I'm not sure. It's probably just psychological.

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    1. Maybe. :)

      Happy New Year, Christine!

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  14. I like it, Dana! Resolution seems rife with possible failure. Goals is much less intimidating.

    Happy New Year, all. :-)

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  15. LOVE that approach! and i seem more able to break a goal down into several mini-goals where a resolution seems such a BIG thing to accomplish.

    Happy New Year!

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    1. Exactly. :)

      Happy New Year to you as well!

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  16. That's a great idea. I'm working on mini goals. Almost like baby steps.

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    1. I like that idea. It's so encouraging to be able to conquer a smaller goal, then move on to the next one.

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  17. I like goals. Once you've done them you can pull your shirt over your head and run around like a lunatic in celebration of your achievement - unlike resolutions which just seem to be all about quitting and giving up stuff, which is never good.

    Happy Saturday to you too! :-)

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  18. Oh yes! Goals! I have done a goal list for several years now. Goals doesn't sound as ominous or maybe as concrete as resolutions, but are more like suggestions and direction to me. I do much better with "goals". And I have 365 days to reach them. ;) I love New Year's Eve!! Happy 2013!!! :)

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    1. Ominous is a good word. :)

      Happy New Year, Rita!

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  19. I haven't had any new years goals in a long time

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    1. The older I get, the more I tend to make. :)

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  20. Yes! I do the same thing. My goals are to learn more and correct the things that I was doing wrong in the previous year. : )

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  21. I agree with goals versus resolutions. I need to sit down and get some goals for 2013! May it be a great one for you Dana!

    Happy New Year!

    betty

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    1. Thanks, Betty! I hope 2013 is a great year for you as well!

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  22. dana, i had to go down to the last post, where do you come up with these hilarious pics? my goal is to find out...hahaha :D

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  23. Goals are definitely better! MMm will have to think about mine. Here's to a great 2013.

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    1. Thanks. Happy New Year to you as well!

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  24. My goals are the same as last here, as i wrote in my recent post. I don't have luck with 'goals' OR 'resolutions.' I just can't stick to anything for a year!

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    1. Maybe 2013 will be your year! Happy New Year, friend. :)

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  25. Like you, Dana; goals, yes, resolutions, no. I did pretty well with my goals this year so it is onward and upward! Have a blessed 2013.

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    1. Congrats—and good luck with your 2013 goals!

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  27. I should never try to type anything at three in the morning :) Yes, goals are great!! I'm going to start thinking of my resolutions as goals too. Hopefully I can add to them throughout the year.

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