I make New Year's resolutions every year, but I don't write them down or announce them to the public. I also don't keep them. Hmmm.... I wonder if there is a correlation? It's a possibility.
So every year, I make the same resolutions (or set the same goals). For instance, last year I set a specific weight loss goal, a specific number of pounds to lose. I didn't make it. I did lose, but only about 15% of my original figure. Now common sense and my daughter, tell me to set a goal of 5% of my body weight. Medical professionals say that losing 5 to 10 percent of your body weight (presuming that you are overweight) gives you tremendous health benefits. Frankly, I believe them. I am making that my goal, to lose 5% of my total weight. But, I'm not going to take a year to do it.
So, there you have it. It's in public and it's specific. I will even give periodic updates. So let it be written, so let it be done.