New Year's resolutions are a popular way for people to motivate themselves to accomplish tasks they have been putting off for a long time and aren\u2019t looking forward to doing. Unfortunately, many people never follow through on their resolutions \u2014 they either blow them off completely or give a half-hearted attempt to reach their goal, only to give up and quit after a short period of time. If you\u2019re serious about sticking to your New Year's resolutions and goals, try these tips to help you accomplish them and stay on track: \tPlan in advance. If you wait until New Year's Eve to make your resolutions, there\u2019s a good chance you\u2019ll fail because you\u2019re clearly not putting enough thought into what you need to accomplish. You must take some time and analyze your life. Examine what you really need to change and improve. What are the things that are holding you back and keeping you from being successful? If there are multiple things, write them down in order of importance. While you can work on multiple resolutions at one time, you\u2019ll have a better chance of succeeding if you focus on just one, especially if it\u2019s a difficult task, such as losing weight. Make a plan to help you accomplish your resolution and stick to this plan. \tHave realistic resolutions. When you\u2019re deciding on what your resolutions will be, keep them within the realm of possibility. In other words, if your resolution is to win the Nobel Prize, there\u2019s a high probability that you\u2019ll probably fail. If your resolution is to go to college, start off by taking classes part time. If you start with a full-time class load after many years away from school, it\u2019s likely that you\u2019ll become overwhelmed with the amount of work, which may cause you to drop out. Know your limitations when you\u2019re making your New Year's resolutions and goals. \tTell people about your resolutions. If the resolutions you want to accomplish are going to be particularly difficult for you to accomplish, you\u2019ll likely need some help along the way. Don\u2019t let your pride prevent you from asking family and friends for help: This is what they\u2019re there for. They love you and want to see you succeed, no matter what your resolutions are. If you try to do it alone, you might be setting yourself up to fail.