Personally, I would want to apply the same ideal (New Year Resolutions) in an on-going manner. Everyday, every week, present and the future are to be analysed constantly. The start of a new year ought not be the reason to get motivated. However, it is not a bad thing if the New Year can inspire one to start something new, or start anew because everyone is making her/his New Year resolutions at the same time with a shared feeling of hopefulness.
Happy New Year All!