01/09/2012 04:23 pm ET Updated Mar 10, 2012

Owning Your Power In 2012

At the beginning of each year, many of us endeavor to tackle new projects, explore new avenues, and move closer to becoming the people we hope to be.

In 2012, some people are uniquely positioned to not just change their lives, but also to change the world we live in. Barack Obama's presidency has been an historic one, and not without its shortcomings. This year, he'll have to beat long odds in his campaign for a second term.

In media, T.J. Holmes and Melissa Harris-Perry will play major roles in making sense of the goings-on in Washington.
The sprinters Carmelita Jeter and Allyson Felix are eyeing major records in this summer's Olympic Games.

And the activist Julianna Rotich has been leveraging technology to bring attention and urgency to humanitarian crises around the globe.

All month, we'll be spotlighting some of these luminaries and their plans to own their power, but we also want you to maximize yours. From fitness to finance, we'll have experts who will lend their tips to help you make those resolutions stick.