Have Some Support Available
Especially if you are trying something that might be hard to stick with, you want to make sure that you have people behind you who are going to support your goals. Make sure that you bring people on board who want to achieve the same thing, or who have a decent understanding of what you are trying to achieve (and why you want to achieve it). This will help keep you accountable.
Break It Down
If you want to achieve something, you should start focusing on measurable goals and break these down. Do not just set a target for six months from now; break your goal down in a number of steps that you can achieve in the short term. This is going to help you keep motivated, because you are able to take gradual steps towards achieving your goal. Clearly defined behaviors and tasks are going to make your resolution far more doable.
Make It Energize Yourself
You want something that you can accomplish, so you need to make sure that it entices you to push yourself further. Make sure that your resolution is memorable, enticing, and precise. That is going to help you avoid delays and prevent any resistance that you may have. If your New Year’s resolution does not make you smile when you say it aloud, chances are that you need to rephrase it.
Especially if you are setting a goal for yourself after retirement, you want to ensure that it motivates you. You can keep motivating yourself by giving yourself a reward for steps towards that goal. Now you do not want to undermine your own progress (for example, if you want to lose weight, your treat should not be ordering a double-stuffed pizza).
Whether in retirement or not, make this the year that you follow up with your own goals. By taking these steps to adhere to your own dreams and wishes, you can be sure that you are going to keep those resolutions and then some!