I looked for quotes on success and failure to start this article. I found many but really liked these three:
“Success in not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” – Steve Jobs
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only though experience of trail and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller
So…Where did 2018 go?!
With the end of the year fast approaching, now is a good opportunity to look back and reflect on what you accomplished (or didn’t) over the past 12 months. And while you pause to consider your successes, failures and things you wish you hadn’t done, it’s a good time to plan for the year ahead.
So tell me, how was your year?
Here are 5 important questions to ask yourself as you look back and ahead:
Once again it’s extremely important to reflect on the things that you wish you didn’t do and learn from your mistakes. For example, take hiring. When business owners find themselves understaffed for whatever reason there is often a scramble to bring in new employees, and in many cases, the screening and onboarding processes are significantly truncated. This can result in decreased productivity, dissatisfied clients and lost revenue.
The New Year offers new hopes and possibilities that are best be realized when you reflect and take lessons from the past. Here’s to preparation and reflection!
Wishing you, your families and staff a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season and a productive, successful 2019!
For further discussion or comments, please contact Gail L. Trugman Nikol, President Unique Business Solutions, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (516) 935-5641.