There was this commercial or catch phrase I remember from the ’80s, when I was in high school and alternately inspired or bewildered by everything I was learning about life. It was something like this: You always have boundaries. Set them yourself, and they’re principles. Allow others to set them, and they’re restrictions.
The same idea, I think, can be applied to our to-do lists or, given the date, our New Year Resolutions. If we’re setting our goals, then they’re things we want to do. If we’re listing our obligations, then they’re things we have to do.
Guess which is more likely to get done? ... [More]
Are your resolutions goals or just more items for your never-ending to-do list?