It is a chance to evaluate where things are at in your life and to plan and adjust accordingly.
I have always been someone driven by goals and ambition in my life and I take the days leading up to the new year to review how the previous year went, what I managed to accomplish in my life plan and to reflect on lessons learnt.
I also take it as an opportunity to adjust my goals in life based on where things are at, and to plan how I can move towards those goals in the new year. All my goals for the new year have an underlying end goal in my life plan. I know that when I achieve what I set out to do in 2014, I will be a significant step closer to achieving something special in my life.