Working toward a goal often involves changing your habits. This is a very hard thing to do. Because of the struggle, many of us get discouraged and give up altogether when we consistently fall short. If this sounds like you, you might want to try adopting a “mantra” rather than a resolution. Entrepreneur Reshma Chamberlin tried this approach when she found herself stretched too thin, and decided that she needed a yearly “anchor” on which to center her efforts.
Link: 5 alternatives to try when traditional goal-setting methods don’t work