As we start celebrating the ending of one year and the start of another, there are three actions we can do to help make the new year the new beginning we desire. Reflect, Repent and Renew are the 3 R’s that are recommended to prepare for the new year.
As a company we do a version of this too. It helps to look at our strengths and weaknesses and set goals and see how we best move towards them and the roadblocks that are in our way so we can determine how to best remove them. We also celebrate our successes and the people who help make Clean and Simple Cleaning the company that it is.
Reflection is key because it allows you to take a moment to sit back and see the positives and negatives of the past year. The past is an indicator of the future after all, so we need to consider and learn from our past. Think about the major incidents of 2014 and ask yourself:
•What did I do to contribute to my successes and my failures?
•What will I most fondly remember about 2014?
•For what am I rightly proud?
I know it doesn’t sound like a fun thing but repentance helps us see our shortcomings and take accountability for them. Don’t be too hard on yourself but ask yourself these questions and try to answer honestly.
•What are the areas I need to improve?
•Who and what are truly important and worthy of my dedicated attention in 2015?
Taking time to renew and recharge yourself for the new year allows you to focus on the future. Go into this New Year with hope and determination. Ask these questions of the world:
•Who will be my inspiration this year?
•What new adventures are ahead?
•Where are the new lessons to learn?
•How will I be able to contribute in a significant manner?
When we Reflect, Repent and Renew than we are able to clearly look at where we have been and take steps to go where we want to go. Prepare for the new year and make 2015 your best year yet.
Happy New Year!