It’s the beginning of the year. It’s New Year’s Resolution time.

Some people like the idea of creating resolves each year. Others feel like they are just going to fail, so why even try. Some of you reading this may have even given up on what you said you wanted to do on January 1, 2015!

But what if you were to think about the end of 2015, instead of the beginning? What if you were to start thinking about how you want to reflect on 2015 and what you’ve accomplished?

Here are three ways that you can set some goals to be proud of accomplishing by December 2015:

  1. Start with the target in mind and then take small steps to work your way there.
  2. Be as specific as you can when setting your goal. Don’t just say, “I want to lose weight” or “I want to save more money…” Put a specific number and a date of when you will have it accomplished!
  3. Write your goals down AND put them in a place where you will see them often…even daily. Make the effort to make it happen.

We usually have resolutions or goals that cause us to change. Change is not easy. It is not natural. But it is something that is necessary if we do not want 2015 to look exactly like 2014.

What is one goal or one resolution that you would like to look back on with pride, having accomplished it in 2015?