From motivational speakers like Earl Nightingale and Zig Ziglar, they all say the same thing when it comes to setting goals.
WRITE THEM DOWN!
Over the years, I seem to accomplish so much more when I write my goals down. I did it for 2012, and it was great seeing my progress. I have my goals for 2013 written down and tacked onto my office wall, so I can see it everyday.
It's an audacious list of 30 items, but some of them quite frankly are small and others I already do--one of them being to maintain my attendance at my tri-weekly writers' group. I may pare down this list to weed out some of those, but for now I like looking over my list and planning out what I'm doing over the next few months.
Make sure your goals are written down. Make your goals specific and within a time frame (i.e. I will lose 30 pounds by the 4th of July).
Then, get to it. You can do it.