It happens every year. People set resolutions or goals, only to find out they cannot keep them. As a result, they give up. This, I think, causes some people to see themselves as failures. It does not have to be that way. If you want to be a better father, a better husband, a better employee, etc., then here are three steps we should all follow.
Step one: Put God's will first.
"Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10)
"...Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done." (Luke 22:41-42)
Step two: Get out of God's way. Let God lead.
"Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day." (Psalm 25:5)
Step three: Read God's Word.
"Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths." (Psalm 25:4)