I'm not sure if I had any declared goals even on New Year's day except to quit smoking and that NEVER worked. I usually declare goals when I realize that there's something that I want to do. That even things out a whole lot and I don't stress myself out at the beginning of the new year when that's the time to relax a bit after all the year end crunches so common in IT and in real life.
RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row. First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code: ________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a ROW... think, instead, of what you want to do to a COLUMN.
Change is inevitable... Change for the better is not.