Almost everyone looks at the new year as a fresh start, a clean slate. So, naturally, we reflect and resolve to make better versions of ourselves by changing or improving how we live our lives. But every year, the majority come up short of achieving what they had set out to do. According to Forbes, more than 40 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, but just 8 percent actually achieve them. So why are so many failing? Unrealistic goals! To avoid failure, set small attainable goals.