Here’s some inspiration from author Stephen Covey:
Six Ways to Take Charge of 2012
year, new outlook. Stephen Covey, one of the most prolific leadership
authors of our time, says there are six things you can do right now to
make 2012 your best year ever:
- Be proactive.
It’s more than just taking initiative. It means being responsible for
your own life. Empower yourself to lead and spread your influence no
matter what position you hold.
- Sharpen the saw.
Decide what’s truly important. Sharpen your saw early in the day by
learning to say no to the unimportant and yes to the highly important
- Seek to understand before seeking to be understood.
It’s human nature to want to be understood, but when both parties are
trying to be understood, neither party is listening. By making the
investment to understand the other party, you can magically transform
the course of your conversations.
- Begin with the end in mind.
Start today with an image of the end of your life as the frame of
reference by which everything else is examined. With a clear idea of
where you are going, examine everything in the context of what matters
to you most.
- Develop a vision mission statement.
Get a deep sense of your life’s mission, purpose and value system, then
establish your goals and a system of accountability that keeps you on
- Think win-win.
There is enough success for everyone, so don’t view another person’s success as success achieved at your expense or exclusion.