We all of us have been granted another year. More time we hope, to do the right thing whatever that means to each individual. I know what it means to me personally. I shall let those things remain with me for now.
If for you it is opportunity missed and that regretted, then here is another year to create more opportunity to accomplish that which is important to you. Don't be as it is written, "a sluggard in the race". The meaning of this can be found in Proverbs 26:16 although it will be phrased differently and explained more thoroughly than I have done here of course. Regardless of the origin of this phrase, the meaning is still of particular import. Do not be a sluggard in the race. Whatever it is you hope to accomplish this new and promising year will remain unrealized if one simply waits on whatever it is that might perhaps motivate them.
It took years for me to look beyond the everyday survival tactics and see past my figurative nose what needs to be done. I took up the so-called cudgels and worked hard as I could to change errors of my thinking as best I could. I am referring to the "I can't" I won't" "It's too hard" "It's not amusing" and all the other human excuses I could summon. More than that but that will remain with me as it would be even more boring to you if I wrote it all out here.
I am still a sluggard in the race most of the time but I have improved. I hope if you need to act on something, do something, gain something for yourself or for your family....something vitally important to your life while you are here in it; please do it.
Happy New Year dear friends.