Resolution: Complete all your filings in a timely manner.
Reason You'll Fail: Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels, True Blood, Game of Thrones, Skyrim, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Diablo III, Fantasy Football draft, and Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert covering the presidential race.
Backup Resolution: File all motions for an extension within 24 hours of their deadline.
Reason You'll Still Fail: ZOMG! Ron Paul is running as an independent! Must inform readers of blog comments about my feelings on this!
Resolution: Network more.
Reason You'll Fail: You sit through one lunch with an older attorney you barely know, and have to hold back tears as he reminisces on being able to pay back a semester's worth of student loans with just a half dozen simple wills. Alternatively, you'll have to hold back from beating your head against the table as he reminisces about a time when "the blacks" weren't so uppity.
Backup Resolution: Be a little more talkative, before and after CLEs.
Reason You'll Still Fail: You found some free online CLEs you can run muted while watching Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, etc. Also, you remember how terrible your last networking experience was.
Resolution: Clean out all your junk e-mails.
Backup Resolution: Create rules and filters that redirect junk e-mails into folders and keep them out of the way.
Reason You'll Still Fail: Who the hell knows how to do that?
Resolution: Quit padding your bills.
Reason You'll Fail: 1-4 round down to 0. 5-9 round up to 10. Even trying your hardest to be fair, you're rounding up more than half the time. The House always wins. Also, you'd like to keep your job and were only given 700 hours of billable work in the first half of the year.
Backup Resolution: Bill your clients fairly by switching more projects to flat fee payment.
Reason You'll Still Fail: The client is an asshole, and doesn't deserve your best effort. You got the minimum done, screw him, he still owes the full amount.
Resolution: Quit the rat race.
Reason You'll Fail: It doesn't count as "quitting" the rat race when a partner takes you out to lunch, observes that you seem unhappy at the firm, and strongly suggests that you would be happier elsewhere. You didn't quit, you just got to pick the exact date you were fired on.
Backup Resolution: Save a little extra for retirement.
Reason You'll Still Fail: You have moderate hypertension, 220 cholesterol, the beginning of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic liver disease, Iran's getting the bomb, North Korea has it, and you just don't see yourself making it that far. Seize the day means today, not tomorrow.