I saw a version of this statement on an small, foothill town Elementary School billboard 20 years ago. It has been said countless times in all languages for centuries, but remains the creed of a character driven life:
"It is our choices, not our talents that make us who we are."
I hope you choose courage, compassion and character now and every day you breathe, and surround yourself with people you hold accountable to do the same. If we all live this way, think of the things in our society that will disappear, and imagine the new and amazing things that will surround us.
Start today, start right now, don't wait for midnight to make a resolution.