You probably know how hard it is to actually keep New Year's resolutions, but maybe it's because you're making the wrong KIND of goals. Most people don’t focus on the end result they want to achieve. They focus instead on how to get where they want to go, to the point where all the little steps along the way become overwhelming. So instead of focusing on these intermediate “means goals,” look at the big picture. Setting goals that include all the little goals along the way.