Lessons from 2018

Another year has flown by! I like to start the year reflecting on the big lessons that I need to carry with me into the new year. Here are the top 5 lessons I've learned, in my business and in my person life, that I'll try to stay mindful of in 2019.

It goes by so quickly. This is one I am even more acutely aware of as the father of a now one year old son who seems to grow by leaps and bounds. There is so much to take in and we have to stop and make sure to enjoy and appreciate it all.

Don't let failure go to your heart, or success go to your head. I've been blessed in my business and my personal life to have a lot of wins, and I've been humbled by some losses. I will try to stay focused on the middle ground where it's more slow and more steady, rather than those extremes.

Whatever you do, do it with intention. It doesn't matter as much what goals we set for ourselves, rather how intentional we are towards making daily progress. Even the loftiest of goals can be achieved if we work on them a little bit every day.

My time is limited. This is one of the harder ones for me to accept. There is just so much that I want to get to. Projects at work, activities with my family, catching up with friends over dinner, home improvement projects. The list is long and noticing how few I can check off in a day can be disheartening. I will try to have patience with myself and focus on those tasks that are nearest and dearest to me.

Deeper, not wider. This is a big one for me. I tend to cast a wide net of goals and tasks, and as a result often wind up disappointed at the number that I did not accomplish. By focusing on fewer items and really giving those my deep and undivided attention I may find that I can accomplish even more in 2019.