It's that time of year when many of us are setting our personal and professional goals for the coming year. We really want to be successful and are often excited about the idea of starting anew. To keep you on the right track, here are some tips on how to truly stay focused: Keep it simple. Choose only one or two goals. We all get easily overwhelmed with too many demands, go easy on yourself. Choose only a few goals. "A goal is a dream with a deadline."