We have all heard the phrase “today is the first day of the rest of your life”. Although there is some question on who originally coined the phrase, most sources credit it to Charles Dederich who founded the drug rehab group Synanon in the 1960’s. I felt this was a great first topic for Leadership and Life Lessons for the Rest of Us: a Commonsense Approach.
We are in the first few months of the year and it is not too late for new beginnings. At the start of a new year many of us make resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, improve finances, fix personal relationships, and simply…to be better. On January 1st the resolve is strong and the intentions are good, but unfortunately, for most this resolve fades as we get deeper into the year. There are many reasons for this. We find that we don’t have the time we thought we were going to have. We find other interests or we find that “life just happens”. Something just always seems to get in the way of our goals, but don’t get discouraged. Come up with a solid plan for success now for the rest of the year. Here are some suggestions to start your plan:
This list is not all inclusive and many of you probably have some additions. Feel free to comment and add them. One of my visions for this site is for it to be a place to share leadership and life lessons. Let’s help each other to get better. Remember, today is truly the first day of the rest of your life.