Goals are action requests of yourself! You are longing for change in an area of your life and the goal you create is the challenge you make to jump-start and motivate this change.
How you word this goal sets you up for failure or for success, so take a moment and review how you have stated your goal. Have you made a clear action request of yourself or have you made a generalized statement. Lets use a popular goal of loosing weight. If you have stated that your goal is to go on a diet, it is too general and not an achievable and doable action request. Your setting yourself up to fail. However, you could re-frame this by stating your resolution is to lose x number of pounds per week/month or by a set date. This request is now something that you can now plan to achieve.