What's your 2012 going to be the year of? Do you know yet? Do you usually set a course for your year or just let it unfold as it will?
I've done both. I like both. If there's not really some burning desire to accomplish something in particular, it's great just to let the year unfold and see where I end up.
On the other hand, if I've got something I really want to tackle -- the first of the year is a great time to start that process. We're not talking about a New Year's Resolution here -- come with a build in expectation that they will be completed or forgotten by February 14.
The Year of XYZ means figuring out how to focus on something for a whole YEAR! It's a declaration that this year is going to be different than the last one. It means when you start to fall off the wagon, you can't just quit and call it a day (because the year isn't done!) It means you have time to try an approach and if things don't work out as you planned, you can try another.
A year means you are giving yourself time to practice, learn, fail, try again, experience success, and give yourself enough time to live with the change.
So....what's 2012 going to be the year of for you?