I’ve been thinking a lot today about resolutions. What does it mean to make one? For that matter, in spite of all the attention paid to resolutions on New Year’s Day, how often do we think consciously about what a resolution actually is? What makes that resounding declaration a resolution, and not just wishful thinking?
Once I really started thinking about this, I came to the conclusion that the difference lies in the character of the stated goal: is it general and vague, or detailed and specific? Read more