Every year around this time, thousands upon thousands of people vow to change their behavior. “I am going to walk every day!”; “I am going to eat healthier.”; or “I will read more!”, while these goals are great, they either set the expectation too high or do not give a means of measurement.

In order to obtain a goal, it helps to have milestones to achieve. This is good not only for the measurement of your progress but also for the motivation to move forward: “I can achieve this.” The important thing to do, now, is to establish a means for evaluating your accomplishments.