A glance back to move forward
Happy New Year! It’s that time of year once again. The Holidays are winding down and the cold stark reality of the New Year is knocking at our door. Don’t get it twisted; I’m looking forward to the challenges and opportunities of 2018, but this year I’m planning for more. More success, more creativity more effectiveness and efficiency is possible with a touch of retrospect and refinement.
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results” – Albert Einstein
In past years, I never bothered to understand why the goals and benchmarks that I set for myself in January are unrealized in December. This year I’m adding a series of “mid-course corrections” metrics and tactical adjustments, which will help me stay the course and achieve my goals.
In years past, when it came time to make resolutions I typically focused on 3 things; Mind, Body & Spirit. Not bad, however, these are all about me; time for a few changes.
Community Impact & Social Activism
It occurred to me that I should include ways to lift up my colleagues and community. I guess like many people I’ve taken for granted the sacrifices and contributions of others and now I realize that it’s my turn to “pay it forward” with more than glib clichés. There’s been a societal regression in the country and I understand that I can no longer stand on the sidelines.
Over the coming the weeks and months, I’ll regularly post about my resolutions of 2018 and my progress.