Are you used to waiting until the ball is dropping in Times Square on December 31 to set your New Year’s resolutions? You’re not alone. Most people do that.

The most common resolutions include losing weight, gaining health, quitting a bad habit such as smoking or drinking, spending less time on the internet and more quality time with family, or becoming more efficient at work.

The common denominator: most of these resolutions fail. Why?
I will share the core issue of what this happens on January first. I will share some practical tips to create a plan once the resolution has been in this series of seven.

1) Once you have resolved what you want to accomplish, you must design a plan to executive this goal. It is not just knowing where you want to be, it’s also about building a winning path along the way.

2) Create a plan with small steps first: you will be better off being consistent with smaller steps than inconsistent with larger ones. Although you may feel great with a great accomplishment, you will fall harder if you encounter a great roadblock that paralyzes you as you try to overcome it. Be consistent and take small steps first.

3) Keep going even if you come across roadblocks: the assumption that you will have setbacks along the way is more reasonable to thinking that you will succeed the first time around. Don’t give up and keep going.

4) Set up deadlines and check yourself: Consistency, small steps, keep going, and create deadlines to check on your progress.

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Dr. Gaby Cora is a Wellness Doctor and Coach. Visit her upcoming seminar at

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