Thursday, 10 January 2008
New Year, New Beginnings
There's something about the beginning of a New Year that brings out the optimist in me. Although January itself as a month can be dreary weatherwise, and deflated after all the frantic fun of Christmas, it's still got the feeling of a fresh start about it. New Year's Eve gives us the chance to indulge in nostalgia for the year that has passed, and let it go. New Year's Day is a chance to prepare for the future, and to imagine things we'd like to achieve in professional and personal terms. On my coaching training, I was encouraged to articulate these, visualise success and measure progress. It takes some discipline, but certainly focusses attention on my ambitions. And it's more manageable than making formal resolutions which tend to be shortlived! Happy New Year to all.