1) The best to create positive change is through deliberate action taken consistently. A very simple way to keep yourself on track with this is to keep a separate paper calendar for a particular big goal and put an X over each day that you’ve taken some kind of action toward it.
3) Instead of planning goals for the entire year, break the year up into quarters and set quarterly goals and to-dos. Set time each quarter to review what you’ve completed and set new goals accordingly. It may seem simple, but you’d be surprised how much more you can accomplish in a year by breaking it into doable chunks with deadlines. It works!