You know the drill: eat healthier, exercise more, quit smoking, pay off debt, etc. But what’s the missing link between dreaming of a better you and actually creating that new life? According to this article in Huffington Post, dreaming is actually making you complacent, making it less likely to achieve your goals. But there’s something you can do – ask yourself one question.

“What is it in me that is holding me back?”

As the article notes, inquiring about setbacks and hesitancies in yourself can spur you into action to create real changes, making it possible for your resolutions to last longer than January 2nd this year.

Good luck, and happy 2015! *photo credit: