Only about 10 per cent of people achieve the goals they set for themselves. Twenty five per cent of people who make New Year resolutions give up after the first week.
We can do better with some techniques that work.
Here's what does.
Let's get the usual advice out of the way first - things like 'Make sure you participate', 'Turn your cellphone to silent', 'Be courteous to others'.
Now let's go a little deeper and draw on what researchers and Skillset's training specialists have observed. Here's my pick.