I also see a worrisome trend afoot. Increasingly, mindfulness is being equated with stress reduction or learning how to center under pressure to enhance performance. This is cause for alarm. The intention of mindfulness is not to make us more "chill" with the insanities and inanities of our post-modern lives.
Identifying these purposes requires some deep thought and maybe even some soul-searching. The power that real purpose brings to any effort makes it all worthwhile. So take the time to identify how you connect with something greater than yourself, and prepare for the power you will wield when you tap into that intention.
For those of you who attempt to achieve more by way of a New Year's resolution, you may find those rules don't have staying power. Instead of writing up a list of promises that will fall to the bottom of your to-do list by February, do something different: Start acting like the person you want to be, right now.