We are officially off and running in 2011, and as I write this post people are preparing and executing their resolutions. Whether or not we are able to stick with them all, resolutions are extremely important to our growth as students, professionals, and people in general. It keeps our ambitions high and allows us to continue to aspire to new achievements big and small.
With all these posts flying around about these resolutions and moving forward, it is extremely important to reflect. I’m not talking just about reflecting on the past year or the “Best of 2010” posts, I think its imperative that we look back to the steps that got us to where we are today, whether they happened 3 months ago or even 3 years ago.
I found myself recently looking back on pictures from my first couple months at Drexel and the memories that where made during that freshman year. Although I’ve moved on from my time at Drexel, I am so grateful for the people I met and shared some great times with during my two years. For better or worse, they helped shape the person I am today, as have my friends in high school and so on. I feel I am headed in the right direction not only in my career, but also through life in general. I have a lot of people to thank for that.
I know this may be another rambling insight that I tend to do from time to time, but before you hit the ground running in 2010, I urge you to take a quick trip down memory lane and acknowledge the people that have influenced your life. Even if they taught you how NOT to act or handle yourself, they still passed a lesson on to you, and you’re better for that.
Remembering where you came from will make you a better professional and communicator. It allows you to be more transparent and true not only to others, but also to yourself.
Before you go, I would love for you to share any experience or person in general that has influenced you. We all have a story, and we need to share them. By doing so, we can create new influences and experiences together.