The key to making and achieving successful New Year’s resolutions in a few simple steps with examples:
Narrow your goals. For instance, instead of resolving to “lose the pot belly,” make a goal to, say, “get down to that 215 pounds I claimed I weighed.”
Break each goal into smaller, more achievable parts. Using the weight loss example, break it into, say, fifty smaller goals of losing a pound a week.
And be specific. How will you lose a pound a week? More time walking; less time in the golf cart? Cutting back on the cheeseburgers? Write down what you’re willing to do and what you’re going to give up to make it happen.
Keep your list small. Achieving even one goal can be a huge boost to most people’s self esteem and confidence assuming they’re not already a malignant narcissist.