It is good to have traditions. I am grateful for the traditions of Christmas. I love football season. I like the movie awards season. I am looking forward to it warming up enough to get back in the pool. These are, for me, great examples of continuity.

But there are bad examples of continuity. Are you doing the same things that will get you to the same spot this year where you were last year? Are you on track to breakout or are you poised to fall back into the ruts carved last year? Take a moment to pause, recalibrate, and (if necessary) rededicate to the changes that excited you in a different season.