Did you know the term “New Year’s Resolution” is actually in the dictionary?
According to Merriam-Webster, a New Year’s Resolution is a promise to do something differently in the new year.
The MacMillan Dictionary is a bit more specific. It says a New Year’s Resolution is a decision that you make on the first day of the year about the things that you intend to do or stop doing during that year.
There are a ton of surveys about top New Year’s Resolutions, mostly from companies trying to peddle their products and services. But the most popular resolutions always fall into three categories:
- Losing weight and becoming healthier
- Making or saving more money
- Enjoying life to the fullest
All of these categories of “resolutions” have one thing in common. If you want to reach your goal, you need to do more than make a promise or a spur-of-the-moment decision.
You need a plan.