If you make one resolution this year, make it this: to take ownership of your life.
That means no excuses on creating the life you want to live. It means working through obstacles to get where you want to be, and it means not forgetting that you deserve what you want.
This sounds simple, but whether you take ownership will likely determine whether you succeed. There are people who go after what they want, and there are people who float through life, hoping what they want will fall into their lap. (Usually it doesn’t.) Which type of person do you want to be?
Getting where you want to be — whether that’s landing a new job or starting a new relationship or writing a book or launching a new project — won’t happen by itself. You have to make it happen. Once you really get that, once you recognize the importance of taking ownership, you will be unstoppable.
So what do you want to achieve? Make 2012 the year you go after it.
I’d love to hear about your Big Goal(s) for 2012! I hope you’ll share them in the comments.