2014 is here, what are your goals for the new year?
As so often happens after the holiday season, it is hard to believe that a new calendar year is upon us. The celebrations are over, projects have come to a close and year-end reports have been completed and submitted.
Now is the prime time to start reflecting on the past 12 months—to dream up a goal based on reflection, a way of simply improving oneself rooted in what was learned throughout 2013. What were your success stories? What area or areas of your life do you feel could be improved by setting a new goal or goals?
The following are some additional questions to ask yourself to get your wheels turning. It might be best to write your answers in a journal so that you can look back in a few days to remind yourself, or in another year to see how you have grown.
- What are some simple steps you can take to improve the area or areas you feel could be positively changed?
- How well have you balanced different areas of your life (e.g., work, family, friendships, mental health, physical health), and what can you add, remove or adjust to create more balance?
- What were some goals you set for yourself at the beginning of 2013?
- What accomplishments or strides have you made?
- Overall, where do you see yourself this time next year?
Now that you have answered these questions, begin to set a concrete goal or goals for 2014. We asked some of our featured executives and contributors to share their personal reflections and goals for the year ahead. We received more than a dozen responses, all of which are posted on our blog.
We selected two to include in this month’s issue: Verona Dorch, General Counsel of Harsco Corp., and Kacy Paide of The Inspired Office.
-The Forefront Editorial Team
Verona Dorch’s New Year’s reSOLUTION: Take More Breaks
Kacy Paide’s New Year’s reSOLUTION: Penciling in Productivity