Typically, these resolutions are thought of as promises to improve on the previous year's efforts. In lieu of a promise or declaration, I prefer the followinf definition of res·o·lu·tion:
- Pronunciation: \ˌre-zə-ˈlü-shən\
- Function: noun
Use the new year as a chance to improve on the "why?" behind the "what?". Any four year old can point to Lucky Charms and say, "Gimme," but ask him why and the likely answer is, "Because." Growth s isn't identifying your desires, but evaluating the rationale behind and validity of those desires.
In a departure from my usual snark, I sincerely wish each of you success in keeping your resolutions and much honesty and toil in the discovery of those goals.