The new year stands before us

“The new year stands before us like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.”

-Melody Beattie, American Self-Help Author

Image from Flickr by Babak Fakhamzadeh

Who doesn’t like a good story filled with excitement, adventure and extraordinary accomplishments?

A challenge for many of us is that we are often listening to the tales of our friends and colleagues rather that creating and sharing our own stories.

Let’s flip this challenge on its head by dedicating ourselves to being more prolific story-tellers in the new year.


Answer the following questions, and put a plan of action into place that makes you the main character in far more stories throughout 2017:

  1. What new and exciting places will you go to in the new year?
  2. What great professional achievement will you pursue and accomplish?
  3. What significant personal achievement will you realize?
  4. What community-based contribution will most benefit from your unique abilities and talents?

“A year from now you may wish…”

“A Year from now you may wish you had started today.”

-Karen Lamb

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Today’s post is to help you get a head start on your New Year, and not wait for the first, second, third, fourth, or even Monday the fifth.


Take five minutes to create a list of the top five things you must do the day you return to work after the holidays. Block out a chunk of time today to do just that.

For the greatest benefit, repeat daily.

Happy New Year!