If you're like most, each and every year you make New Year's resolutions. Do they ever get accomplished? Nope. By the middle (or at the latest the end of) January, they're all but forgotten.
Instead of resolutions, create goals.
Goals are specific and has a time limit.
"I want to lose 10 pounds in the next sixty days."
"I want to write a seventy-five thousand word novel in four months."
"By Memorial Day, I want to save $5,000."
"I want to train and prepare for the July 4th marathon."
Get what I mean? Don't just say, I want to lose weight. Be specific. Set a time limit on it.