This year, tell yourself a new message: Your ambition is not a dirty word.
You owe it to yourself -- and the world -- to make the contribution you were born to make.
If you don't go to the mat just as hard for your ambition as you do for the other inviolable priorities in your life, you're letting the best part of you -- the part the world deserves to hear from -- rot in a basement. In 2008, let's get her out.
The first step is ask yourself, every day, a question posed in Mary Oliver's poem "The Summer Day":
“Tell me, What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”