We don't make New Year Resolutions. We make plans.
What does it take to create a meaningful and rewarding life of our own design?
Careful and comprehensive thought. A big and inclusive picture. An optimistic outlook. Realistic goals. Incremental objectives. Benchmarks to indicate progress. And the emotional intelligence to return to the drawing board every time we face inertia, criticism, complexity, disappointment, curve balls and contingency.
Indeed, to be resolute is to be purposeful, self-regulated and steadfast. And you are.