A few years ago I stumbled upon some resolution gems. They absolutely changed my life and I still try to live by them now...
1. Shun mediocrity - to me this means don't accept just to accept it. Just okay isn't enough. Always do your best and always expect the best from others.
2. Practice Gratitude - be thankful for family and friends. Be thankful for the things you have and the opportunities that arise. Be thankful towards others for what they do for you.
3. Be less selfish - this is the most important thing. Its important to always think of others before yourself. Be kind and thoughtful. Be there for people when they need you!
So as 2012 has begun, I remind myself of these important concepts and retake my vow to myself to continue living by them for the coming year!