Aren’t New Year’s great? I love ’em.
We get to start all over again like with a brand new clean slate – sorta. But at least in our mind we do. There’s a sense that all the mistakes and messed up problems can be at least put aside and we can start all anew.
And I don’t mean that we dump all our problems and messes all aside – completely to the contrary. All the New Year does is give us back our hope and enthusiasm that we may have lost, but letting go of the fear and guilt of past mistakes.
There’s a great quote from a business expert:
If you’re not making a lot of mistakes, then you’re not making a lot of moves.
This is from Daymond John on the Shark Tank on ABC, and although that’s about being an entrepreneur – there’s a lot we can learn from these folks cause this is the same sort of fear that entrepreneurs face every day.
The nice thing about a New Year is that we feel like we have the impetus to start on projects or down avenues that we have only thought about. But thinking about it, really doesn’t do the trick does it? It takes some challenge on our part to start out a new, particularly on a path that was fraught with problems.
So here’s a challenge to each of you: Start this New Year by doing something outside the box – something that you might not normally do and work at it – plan it out methodically. Work this like you would a project at work, and give it the same dedication you would your work or your kids or any other aspect of your life. Draw from the experience of those successes and ideas that you’ve seen come to successful conclusions. Whether that’s a project that was realized and succeeded at work or working with your child to reach a goal or overcome an obstacle, or creating a new dinner dish that took some tries to perfect, devote that same stamina to this project.
Here’s some steps to get you started:
At the end of it recognize and appreciate that you’ve taken it on and worked through the obstacles. And most of all enjoy the rewards because they are going to be more far-reaching than you can imagine.
Here’s to a New Year filled with new challenges and new successes – and remember I’m here if you want to blog about it or even just ask questions – I love to hear from you all!!!
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