“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis
I’m a pretty firm believer in this quote, however I also believe that everyone has their own interpretation. To me it basically means that there are good things to come, better than what I could have imagined. And I like that. Who wouldn’t like that, right? But it does not mean that those things are going to be different per say, just better. Much better.
So what is my point? After almost two full years “living the dream” in consumer publishing, I am thrilled to be back at WDD (living the real dream), and I am more excited than ever! And I do believe that there are even better things ahead for us—the WDD team, and for you—our loyal readers!
With 2014 wrapping up, we’re gearing up to bring you another year full of great things! That being said, the beginning of a new year can be both exciting and overwhelming. It’s one of the most challenging times of year for many, whether it be holiday hosting, traveling, or just an overfull schedule. You become consumed with the minute details and can sometimes forget the important things, like friends, family, and making a difference. ABM is hoping to do just that this year with a new initiative called the Young Mind Awards. We’re finishing off the year right with a little boost of encouragement for our future engineers. It’s a resolution we plan on sticking to!
Speaking of resolutions, here are a few strategies to follow when it comes to making ’em stick. Try them out this year and let me know how you’re doing.
- Choose one, not many. Change isn’t always easy, so go with something that you really want to improve and start with that. Focusing on one single goal has proven more effective than focusing on multiple competing goals.
- Write it down, and talk about it. Go old school and stick a post-it note to your mirror so you can review it daily. Successes, as well as struggles, are going to happen. Share your journey with a friend or family member who can help hold you accountable.
- Set small, achievable goals to help you reach your end goal. Breaking your goal down into smaller steps takes a long term goal and brings it into the short term. Set weekly or monthly measureable goals so you can track your progress.
- Reward yourself! Acknowledge your achievements—it’ll keep you motivated.
So what’s your new year’s resolution? How are you going to make 2015 the best year yet? Comment or email me: [email protected]!
I’ll be sure to keep you updated on how we’re doing with our resolution, too. Cheers!
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