A new year, a clean slate, a fresh start.
Let’s hope not, other than for tax purposes. I’d hate to think that you and I are starting anew with no projects, no suspects, prospects, clients or momentum.
For some it might be a nice thought to wipe away the past but for most of us it’s the experience we’ve gained that is the most valuable asset we have. It’s why we do business with others and they do business with us.
In a way it’s like the old cartoons of little kids getting up on January 1, expecting a monumental change, and then saying (usually to their dog), “It looks the same as yesterday.” Let’s hope we’re doing the same (productive) things we were doing last month and that the two weeks of holidays, magnified by a mid-week Christmas and New Year’s, is a refresher not a fresh start.
“Spare me the grim litany of the realist. Give me the unrealistic aspirations of the optimist any day.” Colin Powell