Take a look back at the year behind and think about how you spent your time. Was it well worth it to you and did you follow your passions? All too many people become caught up in the day to day and are not able to follow their passions or achieve the goals set the previous January. As you consider this years resolutions, perhaps it is time to consider goals you would like to achieve. Ask yourself what is the biggest goal you would like to achieve this year personally or professionally. Then ask yourself who or what motivates you the most. Select a mantra to get you through tough times, when you will feel most challenged, to keep your eye on the prize as you work toward achieving that goal. Use these tools to keep you aware of your goals at all times. Hold yourself accountable by breaking down the year into months, and then weeks, with regular check ins. Be your own boss this year and be sure to hit your goals, bringing forward a new sense of achievement to match that new you.