With the beginning of a new year, it is inevitable to think about the last 12 months and, above all, what you want to achieve in the next 12 months. And like all the years before this one, 2014 won’t be any different.

So how about your New Year’s resolutions? Are you planning to lose weight, spend more time with your family, quit smoking, learn a new language, travel more or improve your eating habits? These are just some of the most popular resolutions made by people all over the world whenever a new year starts. From that moment on, it all depends on the willpower of each one of us.

However, this is not easy and that is probably why only eight percent of the people who make resolutions can achieve them, according to the numbers brought to you by this awesome infographic.

That is why, before making a list of New Year’s resolutions, you have to first find the motivation you need to change some aspects of your life. So, which is the proper way to set up your New Year’s resolutions?

Firstly, start thinking about what you really want for your life, but from a realistic perspective. It’s important to pursue only what you can achieve with your own effort, not depending on others or of some skill you don’t own.

Another great help is to write down everything you want to achieve in the new year: putting your pen to paper will make the goal seem more official. Planning is essential when you want to achieve any goal and this case is not an exception. For example, if you want to be healthier during 2014, you should write an eating and exercising plan. Plan all your steps wisely and you will more easily understand what you should do.