Thoughts on Resolutions vs Goals

New Year's Celebration hats

As I sit here at my desk, looking out the window and watching the hummingbirds feed at the feeder, I reflect on the past year, and think about what my goals are for my massage business for the coming new year.

First of all, I am truly grateful to all my clients who continue to put their faith and trust in me, that I can help them with their health and wellness goals. It’s been my pleasure and privilege to work with each and every one of you!

I always strive to create a safe, nurturing environment, where you can feel comfortable and be able to relax fully. Your comfort is, and always has been, my top priority.  Yes, I know many different massage techniques, but I feel that your massage experience should be more than just a compilation of techniques. It should encompass fully listening to your needs, and accommodating them as much as possible. I will carry that goal forward into the new year.

One of my other goals is to be a clearing house of health related information for you. To meet that goal, I will be posting more frequently with updates on the latest news about healthy living.  I will also be starting another website (or two) that will be more specifically health related.  As those are created, I will be posting the links to those.

You might have noticed that I stated “goals”, not “resolutions”.  Goal, as defined by is the result or achievement toward which effort is directed. Resolution is a formal expression of opinion or intention made.

A goal to me is much more tangible. It can be measured and tracked, to see if you are on course for meeting it. A resolution seems like just making a statement about something that you would like to be, have, or do. I believe that in order to be, do, and have things, that you need to set a clear course of action to attain them. And a good way to do that is to set goals, that are measurable and attainable.

So as you contemplate the coming year, and the things that you would like to change in your life, figure out a way to set attainable goals to get there. Maybe you want to lose 20 pounds.  Start with a goal of losing 5 pounds.  How will you do that?  Will you make a change in your eating habits? Will you start an exercise program? What are the definite steps that you can do to attain your goal?  Write them down, so that you can track them.

Start with “baby steps”, and work from there. Build on your successes, one step at a time. I believe that any realistic goal can be attained, with the right mindset and action steps in place.

If you have any specific steps that you use for setting goals, please share by posting a comment!  To do so, click on the “Leave a Comment” link under the title. Thanks, and have a healthy, prosperous New Year!



  1. WOW! That is BEAUTIFULLY written! Maybe you should do a book?

    • Thanks JuJu. I don’t know about writing a book, but I will definitely be expanding on the goal setting ideas in future blogs! Although an ebook is a possibility…. :o)

      Happy New Year!

  2. I’m glad that you enjoyed it.


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