...in terms of weight loss, was to make smaller, attainable goals. Not to look at the big picture, but to look at the smaller successes. It has helped keep me on track and not get down on myself as much. There hasn't been many times where I've felt "I can never make it" because all the mini goals were 20 lbs or less, which I knew I could do.
Even in terms of exercise - having quarterly goals has kept my butt moving. Right now, I'm a little maniac trying to meet my goal by year end, but I have a plan, and I'm going to do it!!
So if you trying to figure out a plan for next year, think about mini-goals to help you get there! It's the best thing I did this year!