There are goals, there are wishes and then there are resolutions.
A goal for 2009 is to raise my chess rating to 2156. That will be an all-time high for me, by one point. I’d prefer to do it by July 1. The 44 little points after that are gravy.
A wish is something beyond your control. I wish Chessloser would return to blogging. I can’t make him.
My resolutions are simple and clear. First, to exercise more consistently. Second, to be more considerate of other people. The second may sound a little mushy and undefined, but it is not – I have a concrete plan for achieving it and turning it into a habit. (Skeptics be damned.)
And you? Goals and resolutions?