This time of year usually makes people wonder where their life is going and what they've done with their life so far. The New Year often forces people to acknowledge that time does not stand still and change is inevitable. I think this is why most people feel compelled to make resolutions for the upcoming year.
Although I think that making a decision to better your life is a good thing, I'm always looking at the purpose behind the decision. Just because a new year has begun is not a good enough reason to change your life. That is why most resolutions fail. January first is not a magical day.
The decision to improve yourself and your life must have purpose behind it. There must be a fire that is burning from within. It is this fire that will keep you going forward throughout the year. If you want to make more money, it shouldn't be because you see how celebrities or your neighbors live and you're trying dress, eat, party, like they do. It is better to focus on what is truly important about having more money like providing better for yourself and your family. Or maybe even being able to help out those who are not as fortunate.
What are you trying to accomplish this year and why do you want to accomplish it.