Happy New Year’s!
I hope you enjoyed the festivities. Now, it’s time to start the year. Everyone else is taking three more days off, so if you get started today, you’ll be way ahead.
Here’s a couple of short notes in the context of good news / bad news:
1. It doesn’t matter what happened last year.
If 2008 was terrible for you, good news — it’s all over. You can walk away from the accident and start all over with a new life.
Likewise, if 2008 was incredible for you, well, the year is still over. Put it in the scrapbook. You now have to be remarkable all over again.
2. Every year, people make resolutions, some of which are actually kept.
I have nothing against resolutions, but before you decide to quit smoking, exercise more, or anything else, I recommend answering the following questions:
- How will my life be different 364 days from now?
- Will I have accomplished my significant goals?
- How will these goals be measured?
- Will I have radically helped others?
You could spend some time on that, or you could chill out for the weekend and start the New Year with everyone else on January 5th. It’s up to you, but one thing’s for sure: ready or not, a new chance has arrived this weekend.
Happy New Year’s, everyone.