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, written by Jeremy. Read the commentary.

Speaking of resolutions … what’s the difference between a goal and a resolution? Isn’t a goal a “to-do” and a resolution a “to-be” or “to-become”? Better look these up:

goal — goal (gōl) — is a noun meaning the purpose toward which an endeavor is directed; an objective; what one intends to do or achieve; an ambition, design, end, intention, or purpose.

resolution — res·o·lu·tion (rÄ•z’É™-lÅ«’shÉ™n) — is a noun meaning the state or quality of being resolute; firm determination; a resolving to do something; a course of action determined or decided on.

A goal is an end; a resolution is a course of action. Both are definitive.

At least “resolutions” are within the accepted framework of planning … if anyone has a better, more fluid system of projection, I’d be interested to know more. Throw it in the comments if you like.

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