Perhaps you embarked upon 2012 – primed with soaring aspirations, lofty goals, and growing momentum. Super-sized, high-octane adrenalin kept you on track and moving forward throughout the year. Yet, despite all the hard work, long hours, and persistent triumphs over life’s inevitable hurdles and obstacles – you feel as though some of your efforts have been vanquished. As I establish and cultivate strategies to be implemented in 2013, I recognize and embrace my past successes – and honor my failures valuable learning experiences. Also, my self-reflective process always brings to mind one philosophy I adopted many years ago. This philosophy applies equally to both personal and professional development, and at the risk of sounding too oversimplified, here it is: Whenever I enter unchartered territory or attempt something new, I tell myself the following: It’s not like I’m getting a tattoo. If my choices don’t produce desired results or I change my mind – I can stop. In fact, I can typically reverse my decisions painlessly, and then proceed to select different tactics or approaches. After all, trying something new is an essential component for any significant growth process – a process which will invariably generate unexpected lessons anyway. Alas, I am confident that trying will, at the very least, lead to a path of success more often than not trying at all. And, of that – I have all the proof I need.
Death & Taxes
“… in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
Wouldn’t we all love to own a crystal ball – something to tell us precisely what to do and when to do it? Something which emphatically assures us that which will show the greatest returns on our investments? Of course, we may ask our colleagues and friends for encouragement and sound advice regarding the best marketing, advertising, networking, blogging, or lead generation techniques. Nevertheless, over the years I have been repeatedly awakened to the following realization: The only person who can truly evaluate what works best for me – is me. What works for one may not necessarily work for another. So, if I accept the attitude that few choices are irreversible or become permanent barriers to potential opportunities, I may find myself a little discouraged at times. But, I never feel defeated.
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