Celebrate your achievements. Many ardent self-helpers achieve goal after goal without really sitting down and enjoying what happened. No, you don’t get to celebrate by overindulging (how many people want to celebrate their weight loss victories with ice cream?) You should take some time to think about what you did, why you succeeded, and how you can take that information and make your next goal happen even faster and more easily. Recognize that you accomplished something major. You don’t need to buy yourself a present. But you should recognize that you achieved something that most people don’t! New Year’s resolutions generally are too big, too vague, and too overwhelming for most of us to do. But make resolutions this way, and you can—little by little—achieve some amazing goals.