2014 – resolutions or goals?

{by Ed}


I’ve been lazy.

There, I said it!  That’s the first step to conquering your mistakes, right?

I haven’t blogged, like I said I would.  I haven’t started getting back in shape, like I said I would.  I haven’t learned the things I wanted to learn, like I said I would.  Does anyone else have a case of the “like I said I would”?  Well, if you do, then you’re not alone.


Before I dig in, here are some things I’ve read that go hand-in-hand with this post (and I’m paraphrasing of course):

  • “Resolutions” are easily broken, but make them “goals” and now you have a target.
  • If you write it down, it makes it real.  It’s staring you in the face.

So, with that in mind, I’m making a list of the things I am saying I will do for 2014 and putting it out here  for all of you to see.  That’s actually a bit scary to think about 🙂

  1. Getting back in shape – I say this every year, but I had ACL reconstructive surgery last year, so this is something I need to do as physical therapy, but I”m not stopping there.  I want to run a half marathon!
  2. Develop a better eye for creative photography – I tend to think I take pretty good pictures, but doesn’t everybody?  😉   I’d like to take this skill to another level and be able to see what others don’t.  Not an easy task at all.
  3. I want to learn to play the guitar – it doesn’t have to be rock star quality.  I’ve never been musically inclined, so this is a challenge!  I will have the help of Rocksmith, which was given to me as a Christmas present by my wonderful wife 🙂
  4. (Geek alert)  I want to learn how to develop mobile apps – my day job is a computer programmer but I haven’t had the chance to develop mobile apps, so hopefully I’ll make that happen this year.
  5. All the other general stuff – be better organized, etc., etc., etc…

As you can see, this won’t be easy.  If it was, there wouldn’t be a point to this post.  So, if you haven’t done so already, I challenge you to write down yours goals for this year and display it somewhere.  If you don’t have a blog, write it on a piece of paper and put it somewhere that you will always see it.  Find those people who can help and encourage you and go after it.  I know first hand that it’s hard to stay motivated, but it can be done!

What will be your biggest goal to accomplish this year?  Post your answer in the comments below and that will be your first tiny step to getting there!

Here’s to new resolutions goals for 2014 and simply writing things down!

Happy New Year!!!


  • Sarah
    Posted at 09:00h, 03 January

    I’m trying to get up the courage to be a 62yr. Old that is not an exerciser but gets fit enough to be proud to wear a bathing suit!! I can find 40 & 50 yr. olds but no one 60 + that has not been exercising all their life! This is scary to me cuz I hate exercising! LOL