There’s something enjoyable about pulling out a new year’s calendar — even if we now don’t grab an actual calendar but simply see the date flip over to a new year on the computer screen.

Even though dates have no magical powers, it always feels a bit like a clean slate every January 1.

That’s why so many people adopt resolutions to change things — in their lives, businesses, or the world around them.

Of course, it isn’t truly a clean slate. Everything that came before today still exists, but the clean slate mindset helps many people have the courage to shake things up.

The truth is that there’s never a bad time to make change for the better, but the turning of the calendar can serve as your momentum-builder.

Either way, it’s a good time to build on the reflections and lessons learned from the past year or decade.

How can you apply those insights to the days, months, and years ahead?

There’s no time better than today to start to take action.