11. Limit yourself to one goal a month/half month (etc). Even if you have many goals you would like to tackle this year, if you can narrow it down to only one to focus on at a time, your chances of success will be much higher. Multitasking is difficult on the best of days, and trying to keep up with too many resolutions is bound to result in a ball dropped somewhere. Instead, choose to focus with laser-like precision on one thing — and be sure to reward yourself amply when you succeed! (and a hearty pat on the back for effort when you don't).