A New Year brings thoughts of ways we can improve our lives, better ourselves, and live life more fully. Resolutions are attainable at any age, and as we learn how to set goals we can accomplish we'll obtain a more fulfilling life. Failure is the biggest fear individuals have when it comes to setting a goal. Don't be afraid! Taking small steps toward a larger goal will make it easier to get there. For example, if you have a desire to meet new people, you'll need to list ways you can accomplish that. It won't happen on it's own. Perhaps you'll set aside a day each week to visit your local Senior Center or join an online community. If a healthier lifestyle is on your list, write down specific ways you'll incorporate that. Eating more fruits and veggies, walking a specific distance several times a week, or attending a fitness class are great steps that will help you recognize that goal. Just remember to break each goal into manageable steps. The acronym SMART is helpful when determining if the goal is feasible: S-Specific M-Measurable A-Achievable R-Realistic T-Time Frame Setting goals will give you an extra push toward improving your lifestyle with positive changes in all aspects of your life. They can be simple or complex, but every goal is more attainable when we set guidelines to get us there.