The first key you’d need to make the best of any year is A WORD FROM GOD.
No matter what your plans and thoughts are for the year, God’s plans and thoughts towards you are higher. If that’s the case, why should you settle for less? I know we have the mind of Christ, but you can’t be so sure of what God will do except He tells you. Oftentimes in scriptures Jesus would remark that He can of his own self do nothing; rather, he acts as His Father speaks or directs.