Being realistic about your resolutions doesn’t mean that you can’t aim big.  Instead, it means finding ways to accomplish your big goals by breaking them down into smaller, realistic goals. For example, if your resolution is to buy a house or finish your degree, you can take that goal and break it down into smaller tasks that will help you get there, such as saving money or taking an additional class. When we’re realistic about our goals and resolutions, we’re more likely to stick with them even when we face obstacles to them.