Welcome to 2009!
I wanted to share something written by Dr. David Winter, my Lead Educator at Dalbey Education. He always has great insight and encouragement for my staff, but I thought this message was particularly powerful.
Here’s what David has to say…
By now most of us are charging forward into 2009. I hope you’re excited about the year and the new possibilities!
Before we say “goodbye” to 2008 and dismiss it as history, let's do one more thing. I encourage you to look back at the past year and do some reflection.
Take a look at the past year. What was great about it? What was not so great? What experiences do you cherish? Can these experiences be carried forward and duplicated in 2009? Or was it a one-time experience? What experiences do you not want to duplicate in your future?
Look back to 2008 and reflect on your relationships... your work... your financial status... your health. Are there adjustments you want to make in 2009? Look at the goals you set last year and your New Year's resolutions from last year. What was fulfilled and crossed off the list? What needs to be discarded or modified? What goals need to be carried forward into 2009?
As we move forward into 2009, it is important to take with us the lessons learned from 2008. Then we can fine-tune our goals as needed. Remember the old saying:
keep getting what you've always got!”
Reflect on 2008 and make modifications for 2009. Then charge forward into the New Year!
That’s fantastic advice David! Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration with all of us.