The Blueprint Of The Year
We should spend the day of Rosh Hashana immersed in davening and learning Torah. This may be compared to a builder who is about to put up a new house. Before he begins, he draws a blueprint of the planned construction. Rosh Hashana, the first day of the year, is the blueprint of the year that lies ahead. Whatever a person does on Rosh Hashana becomes the pattern of his conduct throughout the year. The davening and learning he does on Rosh Hashana will set the standard for the coming year.
(Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz)