You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello
Written By: Troy Tait
We have started a new year and I have found myself humming a famous Beatles song. "You say goodbye, I say hello." It's a great time to say "hello" to a new set of goals.
I remember when I was much younger, people would say how fast time goes by when you are older. Well now, I am definitely old, and time is going by pretty fast, so those people who said that were correct.
What is amazing to me is the amount of change that happens during the course of year. When you look at things on a daily basis, it seems like things are moving along just as they normally do. But when you look back over the course of three or four days, weeks or months, you start to realize all that is really going on. Change is inevitable and the one consistent thing in life (well along with death and taxes). Sometimes change is unexpected for better or worse. Other times is comes after careful planning and execution of a plan. Regardless of the reason, change happens.
So now we head to a new year and many of us will sit down and come up with a list of things we want to change in the upcoming year. These New Year resolutions will come in many different ways, shapes, and forms. I’m sure many lists will include eating better, exercising more, saving money, getting organized, and even learning a new skill. I know each of these have shown up on my own personal list several times. Maybe this will be the year I get to check a couple off the list.
My wife and I share a favorite quote. I don’t know who the author is, but we really like what it says and frequently share it with friends and family. It says, “some people dream of change, other’s make it happen.” 2019 is here and with it comes a fresh new start. Whatever you decide your “change” or “changes” will be, don’t be one who simply dreams about it, be the one who makes it happen. Say goodbye to the old you, and say hello to the person you want to be.
Thanks 2018 – you were a great year that provided a lot of opportunity for change, many learning experiences, a lot of fun success, and some unexpected challenges. From all of this we are better prepared for the new year and look forward to more opportunities to change for the better in 2019.