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John Maxwell says that experience isn’t the best teacher… evaluated experience is. Every day I learn something new but until I evaluate what I learn, I won’t change because of what I learned. Yes… sometimes evaluation is a painful process but so is not changing.
I’ve never spoken so publicly about my evaluated experiences but as you’ll understand by reading this, it’s part of my goal for the next year. Here are a few of my most important learnings from last year… […]
It never fails… I’m always a little melancholy as I approach a new year. While everyone is happily ringing in the New Year, I’m still looking over my shoulder at my ‘might-have-beens’ from last year. I’ve begun to think I’m one of those people who sees the glass as half empty!
So to fight the woes of the ‘I-should’ve’ and ‘I-wish-I-would’ve’, I page through my calendar and make a note of all the ‘I-dids’. Surprisingly, I don’t give myself enough credit for my accomplishments of the last year. Certainly I’m not the only one who does that!
Here’s my retread of 2014…
The week between Christmas and New Year doesn’t really belong anywhere. The previous year is over… you’re burning the rest of your vacation, keeping the kids busy while they’re out of school, and packing away your Christmas decorations.
But the New Year hasn’t begun yet. No parties, no ball dropping, no resolutions. No man’s land.
Pioneer. Explorer. Trailblazer. I’m especially drawn to stories of women who have defied societal norms and their own fears, who stepped out in faith and accomplished something for the first time. So when I took my 9-year-old daughter to the library to get a new book, the book with a black and white photo of Amelia Earhart caught my attention. The title of it… Explorers.