Courage is not the absence, one who does not posesse fear does not understand courage. Courage means to defeat fear, to stare at it until it turns away. To act, to fight, when your brain is telling you get the F*** out of there.....
Resolutions are useless. Do not resolve to do something, just do it. When you plan, you plan to fail. Everyone procrastinates, everyone makes that little list of things to do before kicking the bucket. Screw that list, do it now. Do it now or you will never do it.
There is no future, there is no past, there is only the now. The now in which we exist, the now in which we perish. There is no reincarnation, there is no after life. We seek meaning in our lives, hoping that what we do in life will echo in eternity. But there is no eternity, no forever. There is only the now. When our time has come and gone, all that will be left is nothingness. The universe will not remember us for there will be nothing to remember. Even the universe itself has no meaning to existence. So bask in the now, live the moment. Enjoy not the hour, not the minute nor the second. This instant is all there is, all there will be.