Follow a simple acronym known as S.M.A.R.T. to achieve the best results from your 2017 goals.
S - Specific. Goals need a specific activity to work best, such as weight loss or exercise.
M - Measurable. An activity that can be measured (i.e. a set amount of pounds lost) tend to stick more than blanket terms like, "I want to lose weight".
A - Achievable. Make sure your goal is something you can complete. Don't set out to run the NY Marathon if you've never attempted a 5K before.
R - Relevant. Is your goal relevant to your lifestyle currently? This will stick more in your life.
- Time oriented. Avoid not giving yourself an end date to your goal. Set a date and stick to that time line.
Goal setting is something most people do but few do correctly. Follow the SMART principle and watch as 2017 is your best year yet!