Many people by this point have given up or are thinking about it. If you've done either one, don't worry. You don't have to make it to the New Year to try again. In fact, why wait at all?
How does one measure success? Is it in the type of car you drive? Is it the amount of money you have? Good health? Maybe it's in your relationships with others?
Personally, I don't believe in luck in the way most people do. I do, however, believe that if you allow your mind and experiences to open up to possibilities, you will begin to see more of, and know when to accept opportunities, help, and guidance when they appear.
1. Gratitude: Be grateful for everything you can think of no matter how small, and blessings will seem to fall from the sky by the truckloads. This gives you a better attitude, and better outlook on everything in your life, as well as in others' lives.
Think of your mind as a computer. You wouldn't go to a computer to type in everything you don't want it to do. Instead you begin programming it by entering key words describing what you want. Your mind is no different. If you looked into a search engine, and entered something you don't want, it would find that key word right away, and give you everything you asked for, all of the information, images, etc... The mind does not recognize negative words like don't. When you tell yourself that you don't want to be shy (for example), you are not only giving yourself the command to be shy, but you're bringing it into focus, and blowing it up to gigantic proportions. Your mind's computer begins imagining the situation, which triggers physical reactions (usually fear, shame, and frustration in most cases). The more you focus on this thing you don't want, the more it becomes the elephant in the room, or worse, you look for new ways to avoid situations all together.
Many people give up so easily on their goals because whatever it is, is so big that it seems completely unachievable. If you and a friend look at the top of a mountain and say to yourself every day, "I'm going to climb that mountain over there." Is that goal achievable? It's all achievable. The difference on whether you or your friend get there depends on the action taken. If you're standing there every day looking at the mountain, and dreaming about getting there, ten years down the road, you will probably still be staring at that mountain. Imagine that your friend, however (while you were dreaming), was each day, planning how, visualizing, and actually taking more and more steps to achieving their goal. A dreamer can only get so far, but when you take a dreamer into action, there is nothing they cannot do.
Seems simple, right? It may take some adjustment at first, but remember, repeating an action for 28 days makes it a habit, and I promise it will be worth it!