Do you have an untold story? Chances are, everybody has one. That is unless everything in your world is staying exactly the same.
As the calendar year ended and a new year started, many commentators and television hosts were commenting on how hard, painful, and tragic the past year was. They also were offering hope and optimism for the new year.
What story have you told yourself?
Historically the calendar switch from December 31 to January 1, serves as a reset. Many people are eager to make the switch, turn the page, and get moving all while Auld Lang Syne is offered as background music.
If you’ve been anxious for the turning of the page, you should feel some relief and new found hope.
Just as everyone reads at their own pace, so goes the turning of the page. Those who are eager really don’t wait around for the calendar to catch up.
They’ve already made the choice about making a difference.
What is often unknown is the circumstances you’ll encounter. The calendar only changes one thing, the optimism of the people who have been waiting.
If you’ve been working from that reason, the reason of a date in time, you are now in luck, it has changed.
You choose your attitude, what you will believe, and how you will navigate the easy and the difficult.
Perhaps everyone has an untold story. The story that is yet to be told because it hasn’t happened, yet.
If you could tell any story about yourself, your life, or your career what would that story sound like? Who are the characters and what impact did you create? What is your legacy?
You don’t have to wait for the calendar to write a new story. If you did, you’re now ready.
You are the author.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.