I've never been a fan of New Year's resolutions, usually we set unreachable goals that end up backfiring. We've all tried post New Year diets or doing sports everyday, but over time these good intentions for the New Year fail because they are always surrounded by negativity. Usually we tend to focus on the things that we want to change about ourselves or we dislike, that can sometimes be motivating, but for the most part aren't. Another common mistake is dealing with absolutes rather than setting flexible targets acording to our needs, because sooner or later bad weather will come, you'll have a bad flu or you'll go out with friends for a pizza, and these small events are taken as an excuse to dispose of the goal set. In the past I also had troubles for setting vague targets, but a couple of years ago I changed my strategic plan.. The first step is to be focused on the process, not the result, and to do this I prefix milestones to achieve in shorter periods to read the final result at the end. Even if I fail on a particular milestone, I failed at one stage and I have the subsequent ones to get closer to the final point. I also started not setting numerical aspirations, and find intrinsic value in the objective so that the motivation is comung from something greater than the objective itself. Finally all my goals are shared with someone close, my wife, my business partner or my father, this increases the success rate and being a shared targets makes me accountable for it. As a natural byproduct of this approach, the pace began to rise. This allowed me to make unattainable dreams more approachable and that don't repeat over the years, as it often happens. This way I can proceed on a path to an overall improvement in well-being, productivity and feeling of accomplishment. Now is the time to change those year-end resolutions for real goals that are projected in the long-term!