I hate resolutions. It never fails that every time I make one, I promptly lose focus and think, "eh, I'll make a new one next year." A pervasive way of thinking. It would get in my head. Oh, you already failed your resolution, you gotta wait 'til next year. Somewhere along the last three years, I stopped resolving to do things differently. I started focusing on setting goals and attaining those goals. Doing whatever it took to get there as long (or as short) as it takes to get there. Work hard. Do more. Give more. Play more.
Work harder. And so far, resolving not to resolve has been pretty successful.