Keeping a 2017 diary is an excellent way to keep yourself accountable for your actions and spending. Write down what you eat everyday, write little recipes, put down important to-do tasks, give yourself daily reminders and cover your diary in quotes that relate to what you're aiming for this year and go smash them goals!
A year is a long time, don't leave your goals to December 23rd or you'll end up very disappointed. Want to lose 10 kgs? give yourself four months and go for it! Want to find a new job, give yourself three weeks of non stop searching. Want to start a new degree? find the application deadline and go for it. The only person in charge of your life is you!
What could be better then working towards the same goal with a close friend. Having someone to talk to and keep you on track is a great way to achieve that goal.
Buy a board to put in your house or office or start a Pinterest or Tumblr dedicated towards your goal. Sometimes when you're running out of inspiration all you need is to visually see what you're aiming for. Look at your board as much as you can!
As the months pass its easy to forget your new years resolution. "Maybe ill do it next year" "Maybe ill start next week". Before you know it time is passing, half the year is gone and for another year you've failed this goal. Life goes so fast, don't waste your time wondering "what if"