You already know how to set a New Year’s resolution. But you also know what usually happens about a month later. “One hundred and sixty million people in the United States make New Year’s resolutions every year,” says Brian Grasso, a Montreal life coach and former trainer to elite athletes. “But only 8% achieve them. That’s about half the country setting goals and less than a tenth of them getting what they want.” If the old-fashioned “damn the torpedoes” science of goal setting were effective, more people would be making good on their resolutions. But clearly that’s not the case. It’s time to try it a different way.