The new year has come and gone, and with it already are some 2016 resolutions. For those who are still hanging tough, here are some hints to make them a long-term reality. Expect obstacles. Most people run into a challenge or obstacle and seek immediate escape. Have a plan to push forward when this happens. From: Steve Siebold, a psychological performance, mental toughness coach and author of “177 Mental Toughness Secrets of The World Class”.