Reflections as You Welcome 2023
Challenge Yourself to Think Differently This Year
What are your plans for the new year? Have you thought about that, or do you expect the same as 2022? What’s on your radar? When the dust settled at the end of 2022, one year is behind you and a new, exciting one is in front of you. January is a time for reflection and looking forward; a time of resolutions and the promise of new beginnings. 2023 may bring many of the same challenges 2022 brought, so you need to be prepared.
All those resolutions for 2022 – some achieved, some shrugged off, and some carried forward to next year. Now is the time to learn from 2022 and focus on what needs to be done in the coming year. The following tips will help you have a Happy New Year while moving on from your 2022 challenges.
Remember the beginning of 2020? It felt like anything was possible as the world headed into the new year. A year of possibility quickly dissolved. A “new normal” had begun. Currently, there is a “new normal” every day. Ready or not, innovation and technology will keep accelerating. You need to adapt to what’s there and look into the future at the same time.
“The challenge before us is to savor the unknown and delight in the taste of possibility.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher
Empower your employees to make decisions. Let them generate and create their own ideas. Celebrate small successes that lead to the next generation of where your company goes.
“The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.” ~ Bertrand Russell
A challenge is a good thing. It pushes you to grow and to look at things from a different perspective. At the beginning of this new year (2023), make a resolution to start doing things differently to get the results you want and need to succeed going forward.
Developing New Ways of Thinking
By developing new ways of thinking, you are looking at different ways of thinking to get better results. This may be just what you are looking for to move your ideas forward toward success. Albert Einstein defines insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Many people quote this as a call for change.
Flip the Calendar to a Happy New Year
“There is nothing magical about the flip of the calendar, but it represents a clean break, a new hope and a blank canvas.” ~ Jason Soroski
The changes you will start to see will affect your life both personally and in the workplace. As we move into 2023, there are many exciting developments to look forward to. With a new year filled with new ideas and new challenges, begin to look for how you can better lead, think, and create accomplishments. Too many people make new year’s resolutions that fade after the first few weeks of the new year.
Then Keep Going
“The path to success is paved with small wins. Even the grandest and most glorious victories rest on a string of modest but constructive steps forward.” ~ Robert I. Sutton
Taking action is a game-changer! Doing something different will give a different result; we can ask more questions to see where we are right now. Does what we have in our backpack serve us? What could things look like if we thought or acted differently? How would it feel if we continued this through the entire year?
Prepare for a New, New Year Ahead
“If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting the rest of our lives.” ~ Lemony Snicket
Navigating a downturn, which may happen, does not mean you have to give in to any negativity. Be more optimistic and keep innovating. Be ready for when things get better. That way you will be ready to stay ahead of your competition. Take action, as this year is a year you can take on what you missed last year or start a new idea for the future. It’s your choice. Use the time well.
Trends That Will Completely Take Over 2023
“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” ~ Vern McLellan
Opportunities abound in the new year. Create what you visualize and start a trend that puts you ahead of your competition. This can be your big win as you take action to go beyond the obvious.