One crucial tradition of new years is to have a list of resolutions. Things you promise yourself you would do during the year. The tragedy of course, is that every year, most of those things never get done. They never leave the note pad on which you wrote them on.
So having a list of resolutions (everyone has one these days) is not what really matters. What matters is what you are committed to acting on. What you are committed to ‘shipping’?.
Steve Jobs famously said ‘real artists ship’. It’s not about the idea, the plan, the insight. It’s about what you are willing to do and what you actually do. Make this your most important commitment for the year.
One key element of a successful artist: ship. Get it out the door. Make things happen.
The other: fail. Fail often. Dream big and don’t make it. Not every time, anyway.