Consider declaring something specific. For example, instead of saying you want to make more money this year, define it as a specific amount and consider ways you can make it happen. This might be in the form of spending less through budgeting (net effect: more money in savings), or in taking on X number of clients, or creating a new job situation. Whatever the goal, set yourself up to win by being clear about what you are going after.
Remember SMART Goal Setting:
S – specific
M – measurable
A – achievable, action-oriented
R – realistic, relevant
T – time-bound, trackable
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