If it’s to be it’s up to me…or is it?

At the beginning of the year, many make resolutions hoping to come out on the other side better rather than worse for wear. If it’s to be it’s up tome seems to be the rallying cry.
Yet Jesus said without me you can do nothing”. I suspect He meant nothing of lasting value and that impacts His kingdom, let alone impresses or even pleases Him.
So it may be more accurate to say that if its to be in 2018, it must originate in His heart, be initiated by Him and sustained by Him. Otherwise we can easily run out of steam when we rely on our own efforts to make things happen.