The dictionary tells us that a goal is an objective that a person or a system plans or intends to achieve. A resolution is the act, operation, or process of resolving. Resolutions are the way to obtain the goal. Goals are the end result of the resolution. In order to obtain the goal you must set up a system to achieve the goal.
Here is an example, say your goal is to get a promotion at your job. You can try to earn the promotion from hard work, loyalty, seniority or you could set a process (system) to obtain it. Perhaps it’s taking classes to further your education or obtaining a certification in that subject area. If your goal is to complete a marathon, you have to set up a training routine. You certainly can't expect to complete the 26 miles without any time spent training.
What are your goals for the coming year and how will you resolve to obtain them?
Monica Hodges is the Office Manager for Barker & Associates in San Antonio, Texas.
She currently serves as the SDA National President-Elect.