The Zodiac Signs Who'll Make Their Goals In 2018 — And Ones Who Already Gave Up

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How motivated are you, really?

There are some committed zodiac signs like Capricorn or Aries who set goals and reach them, year after year — and then there are others, according to astrology, who give up on their new years resolutions come the end of January. 

Let's face it, losing weight sounds like a good idea in the beginning of the year, but once dry January hits, admit it — ALL you can think about are those Sunday morning brunch mimosas you're missing out on. 

I always try to set goals for the new year. Okay… not every year, but this year I am really trying to make goals and actually follow through with them.

This year, some zodiac signs are supposed to pay more attention to their health and there's some truth to that. 

And yes, I am one of those people who say they are going to get healthier in 2018.

I’ve tried that before, but for some reason, whenever I think of the word “diet” my body rejects anything even remotely healthy.

So, even when I’m not making New Year’s resolutions or goals of any kind, I try my hardest to stay away from that four-letter word.

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This year, I am eating healthier and will (eventually) drag my body to the gym.

You’d think I have no excuse when there’s a free gym in the basement of my apartment complex, yet here I am, making excuses not to go.

I do promise that one day I will get off my rear and go — or at least find a class outside of my apartment that I have to pay for (and are therefore accountable for getting my money’s worth), but until then, eating healthy is a good start.

But no matter how you slice it — if you're like me and need to trick yourself into making goals that last or you charge ahead into knocking out your goals one at a time without thinking twice about them — a lot of us make goals for the new year.

Then there are those of us who can't stand making goals.

I feel like I'm usually this kind of person, so I get where these kinds of people are coming from.

Setting goals means having to sacrifice some things in favor of others, and that's almost never fun, at least not to begin with.

Once you get used to it, making changes and doing things differently can be a walk in the park, but you definitely have to push to get to that point.

And THEN, even more than the people who hate making goals, there are the people who don't even try.

Or they try and immediately give up because it's just not their style.

Those are the people who usually have short attention spans or get bored verrrry easily with one task.

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I get it, but I also wonder if it's worth never trying something new.

Who knows? You might be surprised how far you get when you make goals for yourself.

But no matter where you are on this weird spectrum of making goals in the new year, in reality, you're either someone who sticks to their goals and plans on making serious moves in 2018 or hire someone who has already given up on your goals before the first month is over.

And speaking as someone who dreams of drinking wine every night I'm not actually drinking wine, let me tell you that I totally understand why you've already given up.

Keep reading to find out if your zodiac sign will reach their goals in 2018 or if you've already given up, based on astrology.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn, you’re a tough-as-nails sign that doesn’t let a few difficult goals bring you down. In fact, you thrive even more when the goals you set for yourself are challenging and long-term.

You’re definitely the zodiac sign most likely to achieve your goals in 2018 if only for the fact that you don’t lose.

You’re also incredibly tough, so when the inevitable far-reaching goal makes it into your 2018 planner, you know that a little blood, sweat, and tears aren't going to bring you down.

Plus, you know just how good it feels to succeed at something everyone else would never be able to achieve, so that makes you all the more willing to stick with your goals.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo, you’re a hard-working sign that loves to succeed, especially when you know you’ve put in a lot of work to get where you are today and you can see the progression of your success little by little.

That might mean documenting your weight loss or keeping past edits of the book you’re determined to write, but however you do it, you feel much more accomplished when you have proof.

Another reason you’re much more likely to stick with your goals this year is that you’re very organized. You’re the kind of person who has notes for their notes and a planner that’s color-coded by month, importance, and due date.

So, even when you start to overthink all of your goals for 2018 and ask yourself how on earth you’re going to achieve all of them, you just need to remember to break your big goals into smaller chunks.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo, you’re hungry for a challenge this year and setting goals and actually sticking with them the whole year is how you’re going to challenge yourself.

When you put your mind to something and tell yourself you’re going to succeed because there’s no way you’re failing, you can really hit it out of the park. So much so that you can sometimes even exceed your own expectations.

But the one thing you have to watch out for is coasting. When you feel like you’re already ahead, you tend to get smug and stop trying as much.

That leads to coasting and before you know it, the year is over and you’re not as far ahead with your goals as you first thought. As long as you keep your head down and power through, you’ll crush those goals.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus, when you make goals, you make goals that matter to you and only you. You aren’t the type of person to make goals that are too broad or vague because you have no personal connection to them and are less likely to want to achieve them.

If you’re passionate about something and making goals for the new year helps you further that passion, then you’re onboard.

As a Taurus, you’re known for having great work ethic, which means once you dedicate yourself to your goals, you stick by them until they’re done. Even if one of your goals for 2018 doesn’t pan out the way you hoped, you keep pushing yourself to make something out of nothing.

At the end of this year, you’ll not only have proof of your accomplishments, but you’ll see progress in yourself, too.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio, you will definitely make goals this year and keep them, but you certainly won’t be an overachiever about it. There’s nothing less appealing to you than making a ton of goals that only get half of your attention rather than only making one or two goals that have ALL of your attention.

You want to stay focused when you make goals, not overwhelm yourself.

You’re a determined person who tries to accomplish everything you put your mind to, no matter how big or small the task. You’re also incredibly patient and you know that it takes time to see progress in your goals before you can accomplish them.

When you do make goals, or just one goal, for 2018, you allow yourself all the time in the world because you know it’s not a race or competition.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius, you tend to make goals that fit into the guidelines of what you believe to be the most important things in life. If you think that your goals for 2018 will make the world a better place, or will make you a better person, you’re more likely to stick to them.

Of course, you can sometimes get over-excited and make too many goals – so many that you can’t keep up with them all.

That said, you’re not someone who gives up so easily and you sometimes will push through some of the toughest goals you set for yourself just to prove that your stubbornness can be used for good — and that you won’t back down from difficult situations.

You’re a fighter and you end up being your own driving force when making goals because you want to prove to yourself that you can do it.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer, you’ll make goals and keep them this year. Maybe not a ton of goals, but you’ll definitely be able to finish out 2018 with a few new achievements under your belt.

You’re a lot more motivated than people give you credit for, but instead of letting that bring you down, you use it to your advantage using the shock and awe technique (“What?! I didn’t know Cancer could do that!”).

You also care a LOT and when you set goals, you want them to matter to you and whomever you might be helping in the process. You tend to use your practical nature to set goals that are manageable instead of going crazy and losing focus.

You’re definitely a slow and steady goal-setter, which pays off at the end of the year.

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ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries, you’re a hustler, which means you succeed in whatever you put your mind to. And whatever you accomplish just adds more fuel to your fire and makes you want to keep knocking those goals down one by one.

You’re motivated, but you’re also not afraid to fail because you know that you can still pick yourself up and try again.

That said, when it comes to making goals and keeping up with them, you do better when you’re setting short-term goals or working on them in short bursts. You’re great at starting things, but you tend to lose focus halfway through.

If you want to keep your focus and achieve what you set your mind to, make more manageable goals.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra, you’re between being determined and being a dreamer. You want to set goals for the new year and achieve them, show others that you can do it, but sometimes you get too caught up in dreaming about what it would be like to succeed in the goals you set for yourself that you forget to actually set them.

You tend to like this dream-world Libra that’s amazing at everything instead of bringing that to reality.

You’re also crazy indecisive. Do you set career goals for 2018? What about health goals? Well, wait, haven’t you always wanted to teach yourself something new?

There’s way too many possibilities for you to choose from that you get overwhelmed and end up not making any goals for yourself, or at least none that take months or a whole year to complete.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces, you’re all about helping others when it comes to making goals and following through with them, but you can’t seem to do the same for yourself.

Maybe you feel like it’s easier to take care of other people and their problems instead of you and your own, but you’re always there for your friends and never there for yourself.

You’re not very likely to make goals this year, and you might have already given up on them, because you’re scared to fail. When other people fail, you know that you can be there to comfort them and help them try again. But for some reason, you don’t see that happening when it comes to your own goals.

It makes you sad to fail, so instead of trying and trying again, you’d rather just not try at all.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius, you’ve already given up on your goals for 2018 and that’s totally fine with you. You’re way too impatient to see the results of making long-term goals and you’d even rather just not make goals at all instead of breaking your goals into smaller, more manageable pieces.

You want to see results as soon as you do something, not have to wait for anything. This doesn’t just apply to goals, either; this can be applied to almost everything in your life.

You’re also a commitment-phobe (another thing that can be applied to your whole life) and you hate the idea of restricting yourself from eating whatever you want or sacrificing fun just to get ahead in your career.

You’d rather live by the seat of your pants and do whatever you want, instead of being restricted by rules.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini, chances are pretty good that you’ve already ditched your goals for 2018. I’d actually put money on it, that is, if you even made any goals to begin with. In your defense, you don’t have the best or longest attention span for things like this, and you tend to get side-tracked a lot of the time.

Really, you’re the sign who eats junk food two days after saying you’re going to get healthy and then decides it isn’t worth the hassle.

You also get bored really easily, which means if something isn’t exciting or fun from start to finish, you’re not into it. When you get like this — dragging your feet and wishing it were over — you’re never really all in.

You just fizzle out until people forget that you were trying to reach your goals altogether and you can go back to doing your own thing without judgment.

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Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes. She plans on writing a book in the future.