Upon a recent viewing of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, I was inspired by this line:

“I am not going to sit on my ass as the events that affect me unfold to determine the course of my life. I’m going to take a stand. I’m going to defend it. Right or wrong, I’m going to defend it.”

I feel like this is the year to really live this line. I don’t think I’ve ever been so in control of my future. It really IS up to me to determine the course of my life: am I going to rise to the challenge of starting my firm, and make it a success? Am I going to do a half-ass job (like I did with law school and college) and be content with mediocrity? Or will I strive for perfection? It’s all up to me.