Sometimes I think we go about things the wrong way, though. So a bit of advice. If one of your goals is to get an agent, you might want to rethink your focus.
(1) Why do you want an agent? Are you really ready for that step, or do you want an agent because that's what everyone else wants?
(2) Have you tried to get an agent in the past? If so, were there a lot of rejections? Only a few? Some specific feedback? Maybe your goal should be more specific, like master the art of your first chapter, write a better query letter, write a better book, query at least one agent a month, learn the rules and how to better break them, etc.
Sometimes I think goals skirt around the issue, and that's the reason they are never completed. For example, many people say they want to lose X amount of pounds within the year, when it would probably be wiser to look at it from a different angle and make the goal to exercise at least once a day, or maybe cut out half the meat in your diet, or eat more vegetables and drink more water. Because, after all, the idea of losing weight is to be healthier, right? Feel healthier. Look healthier.
After all, the idea of getting an agent is to publish a book, right? There is a lot that surrounds publishing a book, and a lot of different ways to go about it. Make sure you're attacking the right goals.
One of my writing-related resolutions for 2011 is to deepen my prose. I'm really interested in creating more beneath the surface than I have in the past. I want every sentence to charge the story forward, but also contain layers beneath it that move at different speeds. This goal comes from my desire to write more literary work, even if it doesn't appeal to a wide audience. I have some short stories in mind, one more novella to write, and possibly another novel to revise. I have a lot on my plate, but the goal I will focus on is my prose. I think it will help move all my goals forward in the end.
What is one of your resolutions? Don't be afraid to say get an agent, haha. I only made that point above to illustrate how we can look at things differently and pinpoint the goals we're sure we want.