As much as I hate to bump down a post on binge drinking, it’s time to get serious about that new year’s resolution. Here’s a goal: a power hour in 20 minutes.

Over at the Keith Ferazzi blog (author of Never Eat Alone), he’s come up with some great resolution solutions:

To be a successful goal-getter, you must first define your goal. It will likely fall into one of the seven aspects of what I call our personal success wheel: health & wellness, spirituality, job & career, intellectual & cultural, financial, deep relationships and giving back. Your goal must be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-Bound.

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He also recommends picking people who are designated “accountability buddies.” If you draw goal-inspiration from this website, they might end up being more like designated drivers.

It’s a great idea, though. You pick a small group of friends and you monitor each other’s progress — offering support when things go well and verbal abuse when you stray. He’s even setup a little Facebook application called Goal Post, to streamline the whole thing.

If you’re into goal-setting and Stasi-style peer support, you might also consider joining 43 Things, who’ve made a social network out of goal-setting (and perhaps passing them on to Amazon.com).