Setting new goals can sometimes be challenging. Maybe not the dreaming up what you want to accomplish part, but more the meeting your actual goal part.
One way to really help you close the gap between trying and succeeding is through pictures. Visualization of your goals goes a lot farther than words in a sentence do!
If you can put your goal into a picture and look at it every day, your mind will adapt to the idea and it will be far more reachable. Some examples could be - a picture of a stack of money for your goal to get a raise;a photo of an ideal house you want, if you are wanting to move and upgrade your home; a snapshot of the one place you have always wanted to visit.
To make those goals reachable, attach a deadline to them. A deadline that is attainable, but that might scare you a little bit. Between the visualization, the deadline and a little hard work, you will find, that this new year you will be able to make your fantacies a reality!