I really liked the suggestion the author had about getting an accountability partner to help you set up and achieve your goals. I can speak from personal experience that I am much more successful in my goals when I let someone else know about them. It is easy to let your goals slip to the background if you are the only one keeping track of them. However, if you have someone else there to take interest in your success it pushes you to achieve them. One of the worst feelings in the world is having to tell someone else you didn't achieve something due to laziness.