Where there is no vision, the people perish?

At the dawn of a new year, it is natural to reflect and consider where we’ve been in the last year and where we should like to go in the coming months. In various aspects of life—intellectual, physical, spiritual, social--what is our trajectory? Is our weekly routine, our lifestyle, helping us move toward achieving our goals and fulfilling our dreams? Do we need to get out of our own way? Do we have any kind of clear vision for our lives? Should we even bother?