Brad Paisley once wrote, "Today is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one."
Think about it, a clean slate to write whatever book for the New Year you can imagine. Don't limit yourselves, think on the Grand scale. Set your goals high and work to accomplish those goals. Try to learn something new each day. Just think what 365 days of learning something new would do for you, all the paths it leads you on, all the doors it opens.
I challenged myself a few years back, it seemed everyone and everything was against me. Instead of quitting I just found a quiet place in SL [yes it's possible] and focused on what it was about myself that I felt was lacking in my jewelry skills. For me it was experience creating-I needed more tools in my arsenal to really make a difference in my jewelry creating. I dove into tutorials first Blender, then Rhino, and all the Photoshop tutorials I could find. Each day I would spend just one or two hours a day studying. It took two years to really grasp what I am now capable of doing easily. The good news is that it does come to you just like learning anything new. If you come to a roadblock just don't ever give up, look for a different tutorial by another instructor. It makes a huge difference when you find tutorials you enjoy.
Then just imagine at the end of the year where you will be. Let's make it a great new year, working to enrich ourselves enriches those around us.