Time for reflection and planning

2008 was certainly a mixed year.  It sure seemed to begin strong and then finish very weakly.  As is customary this time of the year, I wanted to reflect on the past and plan for the future.

Personally, 2008 was a great year.  I have 2 healthy boys, a loving wife and a good job.  I coach youth soccer and hope that I made some sort of impact to at least one of those boys.  Professionally, I see areas of improvement.  I am very good at feedback but did miss a few occasions to make a positive moment of truth.  I could have done better at separating my work and personal life… very difficult when you mostly work from home though.  I could have invested for my/our future better but that was a terrible economic downturn.

For 2009, there is always improvement and if you don’t feel that way then your missing one heck of an opportunity to grow.  While I feel I am a good husband and father, I definitely do not hear everything my wife says and miss some chances to play more with my boys… or I will regret this in the years to come!  I need to make lists to remember everything I tend to forget!  I need to find a better way of time management on all of the various tasks with work.  I need to stop being glued to the TV at night.  I need to figure out how my BlackBerry really works.  I need to go to the gym.  I need to go to church more regularly.

This ultimately turns out to be more of a wish list but by actually spending a few moments and thinking about these areas, whether in your personal life or professional life or both, it at least puts ideas in motion.

Happy New Year to all and I wish you nothing but the best!

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About kufarms
10 years in HR and recruiting both in the corporate and agency worlds. Corporate Recruiter and Socail Media Strategist. Looking to share and discuss topics as well as hopefully provide some thought. Dad of 2 with a loving wife.

2 Responses to Time for reflection and planning

  1. Rob W. says:

    Kevin:

    I couldn’t have expressed my thoughts on this topic any better. I have been wrestling/reflecting over the last couple of weeks and have begun planning some improvements. I say forget about prioritizing them, just do them when you can…not if you can.

  2. kufarms says:

    Rob,

    Thanks for your kind words, I really appreciate it. All the best for you in the coming year!

    Keith

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