I wanted to wish everybody a wonderful holiday season, but I'd already done that the day before. Well, here we are on December 26 and the year is quickly coming to a close.
Sheila and I just got back in from our morning walk and along the way I started thinking about choices and the control we all have in our lives, even though at times it seems like we don't. Take it a step further and I started thinking about my own New Year's resolutions and all the things I have on my bucket list for 2015. Stay with me, it's a short post this morning, but there really is a point...
Heading into the New Year, let's all make some resolutions with some meat in them. Let's create some standards for our lives that really make a difference...
- Let's stop procrastinating about things we know we need to do. On your website - clean up your galleries, update your about page and fix that navigation problem with people going through your site. In your community - let's get involved and show everybody how much you want to give back. On your skill set - how about signing up for some workshops or programs at any of the first quarter conventions to help you raise the bar.
- On our personal lives, let's find more time for family and friends. Let's stop making ourselves victims, or better put, slaves to our business. It's taken me a lot of years to realize that having a great life is about choices and finding balance between all my priorities.
- Stop trying to change the negative people in your life. Focus on you and what's in your heart and let them go find a new path that doesn't include you.
- Let's stop compromising on our goals and rationalizing when we don't achieve what we're hoping for.
I didn't mean to go into what's starting to sound like a sermon, just wanted to plant a seed of an idea that I tripped over this morning. We all have so many choices and even when we make the wrong ones, we can alway choose a new path.
Sheila and I have a couple of framed pieces by Brian Andreas and this one just seems to fit this morning. While time is our most valuable commodity, we have so many choices in how to use it.
the day he figured out there was exactly enough time
for the important things in his life."