To give yourself the best possible chance of success, make sure your resolutions are positive and have a strong 'why' behind them.
Rachel Service, founder of the Happiness Concierge, says a lot of people's resolutions can be based on "self-hate" - 'I don't like the way I look' or 'I don't like the way I do things' - and this isn't helpful.
"These resolutions are based on negatives, so every goal you create is associated with a negative view of yourself," she says. "Putting it in a positive mindset tricks your brain into thinking this is an exciting thing to do as opposed to a punishment.
"Try rephrasing it to: 'something I'm hoping to improve upon is…'; 'something I'm hoping to enjoy more is…' or 'Something I'm looking forward to learning about is…'
As well, author and life coach Dan Miller, in an article on Entrepreneur.com, recommends asking "why" you want to achieve your goal and then interrogating your answer (again with "why"), four more times. Repeating the question will help you root out the underlying reasons you may not have recognised or addressed about your goals and make them more fulfilling.
It's all about, as Chris Judd has shared with us before, setting a goal that truly serves you.