It probably would be easy to take the approach of evaluation from a negative view, because as human beings, we are so vulnerable to even doing things which we really don't want to do. For example, we want to lose weight and don't want to eat sweets and carbohydrates every day, but somehow find ourselves doing exactly what we don't want to do. Our goals and dreams are not always in perfect alignment with our day-to-day longings.
It probably would be valuable, however, to deal with our short comings at some point, but certainly not in the first few new and fresh days of a new year. We have to celebrate the opportunity of adding another chapter to our life stories with each new arriving year. I have a hymn I used to enjoy singing every January (new year) and November (Thanksgiving). Its title is "Count Your Blessings." It encourages the singer to count them even before you begin to feel good about them, or even in the midst of misfortune.