New Year’s resolutions may sound cliché but if you create a sound plan, write it down and resolve to succeed then you will. Investing time into the plan is vital. Think of it this way – how much time do you invest in buying a new car, purse or shoes? These are things you might use for a year or two. Life changing resolutions need long-term planning and strategizing. Old habits die hard so take it in baby steps.

Most people (92%) shoot for the moon, hoping to accomplish overly ambitious and restrictive goals on January 2nd – setting themselves up to fail.

There are ways to achieve your goal:

  • Set a goal that’s doable — and meaningful.
  • Create a plan with a start and accomplish date – your goal won’t just magically appear.
  • Make it personal – write it down.
  • Prepare for hurdles – change is hard.