1314, Jacques de Molay (c. 1244 – 1314), the 23rd and Last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is lead to the stake to burn for heresy. He is shouting to Pope Clement and King Philip that they will face ‘a tribunal with God’ within a year. They both died soon (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Will this New Year BE YOUR YEAR? Is there a formula or tradition for success? With 365 days filled with possibilities, there’s no question that a lot can happen in a year. Having the possibility of love, heartbreak, and success resting on your shoulders would leave anything feeling exhausted. But whether you experienced the good, the bad or a mix of both, the mere thought of a new year—a chance to start with a clean slate—should make you hopeful and excited for what’s to come.