This New Year's wish is more like a hopeful resolution for the upcoming new year. All of these wishes provide lofty goals for a person to attempt. This little prayer would make a wonderful motto for 2013.
I wish I were:
big enough to honestly admit all my shortcomings,
brilliant enough to accept flattery without it making me arrogant,
tall enough to tower above deceit,
strong enough to treasure love,
brave enough to welcome criticism,
compassionate enough to understand human frailties,
wise enough to recognize my mistakes,
humble enough to be thoughtful of my neighbor,
and righteous enough to be devoted to the love of God.
~Gordon H. Taggart