12/09/2014 03:31 pm ET Updated Feb 08, 2015

Make a Decision... Make It Count!

As this year comes to a close, what resonates with you? Do the wise decisions that you made during this year come to mind -- or rather the failed attempts at accomplishing the goals that you promised yourself that you would achieve this year? Regardless of what comes to mind, realize that you have time to transform your thought pattern. Reflection is an effective tool if used properly. Make a decision that you will not dwell on your previous occurrences. Reflect, take a mental note of each situation -- good or bad, then move forward.

Accountability is ubiquitous; therefore, you should not wait until a new year to implement it into your life. Start now to make the changes that you desire to see in your life. Making an investment to adjust your mindset now will lead to the results that you want to take place tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. Become cognizant of the people that you choose to keep in your circle. Become aware of the energy that you are releasing into the universe. Do not seek the permission of others to live a fruitful, fulfilling life.

Make a decision now. Choose peace and self control. Choose to be selfless and sow into your community. Choose success and not failure. Choose to accomplish your goals and commit yourself to doing so. Realize that things do not always happen as planned, but there is a greater plan for your life. You are created by God to leave an impact on this world. You have to do the work and figure out who you are and what you have to contribute to this world.

It has been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. Now is the time to make a decision, so make every moment count. Now is the time to act, so commit to doing things differently. Do not wait until the new year to make vital changes that will improve your quality of life. Your life matters just as much today as it will tomorrow. So I ask, "Why put off for tomorrow what you can do today?"

Remember, the past is the past and it should stay there. Leave the disappointments behind. Resolve to learn from failure, but never let it define you. Evolve and challenge others around you to do the same. Always know that your actions in the present will affect your future so channel your energy on becoming the best version of yourself. As long as you have breath in your lungs, there are endless possibilities. So live now and live without fear. Make a decision... this time make it count!