By Jeremy Tiers, Senior Director of Admissions Services
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The Christmas holiday break is a popular time to plan out new goals or reflect on the past year. Here are 8 things that have been on my mind and came up a lot in conversations in 2022. Which one of these ideas will you be bringing into the new year?
- Don’t let fear or self-doubt prevent you from giving yourself permission to do things like – think bigger, fail, ask for help when you need it, say no to things, take breaks, hold yourself accountable, and remove (or spend less time with) negative people and people who bring you down. You don’t need someone else to give you permission to do any of those things. It’s your decision, and you are the most important person in your life.
- There is no perfect time to begin a new habit or make a change that you’ve been considering. The longer you wait, the harder it will get.
- Building strong relationships takes time, takes listening, takes consistency, and takes intentionality. There are no shortcuts.
- Empathy is no longer a ‘nice to have’. It’s a must have.
- Tough conversations do not belong in an email or text. They deserve a phone call, video chat, or in-person meeting.
- Your mindset is such an important thing. How you think about certain situations determines how you show up.
- Most decisions (especially those of young people) are driven by emotion, not logic.
- Actions > Words. Don’t tell me, show me.
Self-evaluation is a critical component of personal and professional growth. When was the last time you did that for yourself? I encourage you to think about that, and answer the following 5 questions:
- What’s your why? (When you know why you do what you do you’ll have more strength and determination to do it)
- How’s your energy level and focus been lately?
- What’s one thing you need to stop doing?
- When you go back to work next week, who do you need to say the words, “I appreciate you” to?
- If you weren’t around and someone who knows you was asked to describe you in a sentence or two, what would they say? And, what would you want them to say?
If you’d like to talk more about something I said in this article, let’s do it. All you have to do is reply back, or email me here.
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