Any resolution or decision you make is simply a promise to yourself that isn't worth anything until you have formed the habit of making it and keeping it. And you won't form the habit unless right at the start you link it with a definite purpose.
Any resolution or decision you make today has to be made again tomorrow, and the next day, and the next, and the next... If you miss one day in the making or keeping of it, you have to go back and begin all over again. But if you continue the process each day, you will finally wake up one morning a different person in a different world.
Consciously or not, there are existing lineages of families who have been using a specific success formula.