New year, new challenges, new opportunities

The start of the new year brings with it a new slate and new resolutions. What are yours? In looking back, did you accomplish what you wanted to in 2017? Are there any goals and resolutions you “outgrew”? What are your plans for the future?

Today is about reflecting on what comes next. Where do you want to be? What do you want for the future? What are your dreams?

How you frame things does matter. I had a boss once who told the rest of the staff and me to never come to him with problems. Now, you might be thinking that is foolish since not solving “problems” can lead to poor decisions and no transparency. Entirely the opposite was true because that boss didn’t see problems in the same way most people did. He saw them as challenges. Instead of problems, he saw opportunities. Instead of saying to him, “We have a problem,” we would instead phrase it as “We have a unique opportunity to [fill in the blank].” By reframing the situation, the negative becomes positive.

What opportunities do you have in your life right now for development?

Me? I’m working on a new degree, a new business, and a healthier living plan. One thing I’m going to try to do is a photo a day here on the blog. What about you?

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