Fewer than 10% of people who set New Year’s Resolutions actually achieve them.

Try these 7 tips to insure your success.

1. Do a Goal Check-In. Before you decide on what you’ll take on for the year, make certain you can answer, “YES!” to the following question: “Am I the primary reason for setting this goal (vs. your mom, boyfriend, wife, boss, society)? Do I feel alive and energized by this goal? 2. Get Real! If you’re contemplating putting a goal down that you always put down and never achieve, take a second look. How will this goal end DIFFERENTLY this year? Is this goal something you need to let go of? What purpose is it serving you? What’s a good enough reason to finally achieve this goal? 3. Commit. Move beyond the land of “good ideas” to promise yourself to show up for your goals. 4. Make a Plan. Ensure success with a step-by-step plan. 5. Get Accountability. Even better than just letting others in on your “secret” dreams and goals-get some accountability. Meet for lunch once a month with a group that will ask you, “So, how’s it going with your goal?” Hire a Personal Trainer or talk to your best friend. Get some support! 6. Write Them Down. It’s a fact: writing down your goals gives you a higher chance of success. 7. Tell People. Let your biggest fans in on your new commitments and goals for the year.