Where do we go from here? With one year ending and another beginning, there are expectations of enlightenment. As the calendar turns, we believe we can briefly pause, reflect, and offer wisdom that was not present previously. In reality, successful investing is about daily habits and long-term thinking. It is about selling in times of excess and buying during periods of fear. It is about chopping wood and carrying water. It is not about being swept along with the herd as emotions swing violently in the moment.