Monday, December 30, 2013

C'mon New Year!

2013 is ending like the setting sun, giving way to the rise of 2014.

The new year is where people begin making resolutions that they hope will create positive improvements in their lives.  Although I have a ton to work on, I am choosing to not make a list of resolutions that I know right now I won't be able to maintain.  My focus for this year is to improve my listening, understanding, and inclusion of others perspectives in order to create win-win scenarios for not just myself, but for those around me as well.

As a result, here are my goals for this year.

  1. Self improvement
  2. Home improvement
  3. Financial improvement
  4. Employment improvement
The reason I chose goals like these is that just like the airlines say, first take care of your own oxygen, then help others around you.  If you don't put yourself first, you can't really help others if you are not at 100%.

I look forward to the New Year as I do every year.  I know that while a lot has gone right this past year, I have so much more to work on over the course of the next year.  I know that this year is going to be a year of change, a year of challenge, and a year of collaboration.  But, if I am able to accomplish these goals, it will be a year of growth and success.

Have a great New Year and a more positive and successful 2014!


  1. Completely right about caring for you first...admirable goals in that they are broad but completely realistic and achievable. To me, that's the key to setting yourself up for success. Best to you in 2014 Mark!

  2. Well said Mark. We forget that with out a healthy body, mind and spirit we are not able to truly help others in meaningful way. I wish you all the best in 2014. I know that your will find your way and it will be a fabulous year. Happy New Year. :-)

  3. Good luck with your goals. All the best in 2014.

  4. Nice analogy about the airlines - looking forward to seeing your growth in the BNB group. Happy New Year to you.

  5. Smart resolutions, by getting them done, you're able to get so much more done. Best wishes to you in 2014.

  6. Good luck with your goals for 2014!

  7. Good luck with reaching your goals!!