I am uncharacteristically resisting list making for the New Year. I want to hold my intentions for more meaningful work, a healthier lifestyle and deep relationships with the highest regard, not limiting them to a particular measuring stick.
Sometimes this works in business, too. You know what the future might hold for you, you can see the new horizon, and indeed, it’s important to actually envision what it might be. Otherwise, as when I learned to sail as a little kid on Lake Champlain, one small adjustment of the tiller carried us to an unintended destination.
Here’s the thing: there are lots of ways to get to New York City, and it’s really important that we know we’re going to New York. We can fly, we can travel by train, we can take a road trip. We can ride a bicycle, we can walk until our boots are ragged. First, pick your intended destination and then decide what sort of journey you want as you look toward what’s next?