If you want to succeed at your New Year's resolution, stop thinking of it as a resolution. Instead, frame your resolution as a daily, manageable habit you want to develop into you day-to-day life.
Don't think in vague terms like "I want to lose weight" or "I want to become fluent in Mandarin." Instead, think more in terms of quantifiable micro-goals, like "I will walk 10,000 steps a day and measure that with my pedometer" or "I will learn 50 new words a day on my language app."
Other tips? Publicize your goal among your family and friends, and if it is possible, make your resolution a group effort you can share with a buddy. Anticipate self-sabotage and create weekly, quarterly or monthly reviews so you will always be on track even if you are at the end of March and the new-year high has worn off.
Got your own personal tips or success stories for achieving New Year's resolutions? Share with us. And Happy New Year!
Click on image to enlarge.
Have an iPhone? Check out all 200+ new features coming in iOS 13.