So we all have successfully made entry into another new year – 2010. So let me congratulate you and greet you with a Happy & Fulfilling New Year.
I am sure you have heard this remark from many of your friends, and that includes yourself saying: ‘It is so fast, one year is gone’. Yes, this speed of events passing by us will continue to go unabated for this year and for the years to come.
I will be 58 years old, 11 days past today. Time has really gone by so fast for me. I still remember vividly the chain of events on the last day of school 42 years ago in 1969 when I finished my last paper in the MCE examination, left the hall in jubilation (for the freedom), sadness (for having to say good bye to my friends) and anxiety (as another unknown chapter of my life was about to begin).
So when I look at my completed last year to begin completing a new one, this mixed feeling like the one when I left school comes back to me. Of course, it takes a different meaning, dimension and scope. One thing for sure it is not about me alone. I have a crowd of people with me that I bring along this uncharted new year- ranging from my loving wife, my 2 boys, my partners, and a growing coach community.
I am committing to fulfilling a broad-based responsibility for this year covering a wide segment of constituents anchored on a singular mission to bring joy and to add a positive difference to their lives.
To my wife, Angeline, it is to grow in our love for each other. To my children, it is molding and shaping them to embrace values that will make them to be better people in their lives. To my partners, it is attaining career enrichment and rewards for being together in the journey to carry out the mission of our 2 companies- Corporate Coach Academy and Corporate Coach. And to the coach community, it is supporting them to grow as true blue coaches both inside and outside the classroom.
Oops! I nearly forgot another one – my latest new love, my dog Vision. With her, there’s an addition in my family where we are still learning to love and care for a 4 legged animal.
Indeed, I take it upon myself to carry out these multi-roles with enthusiasm and determination to make it happen. I will take stock of this at the year-end and share with you how I have been doing.
So what about you? In your own self-reflection, what do you need to take stock on with renewed commitment to those living human beings who mean dearly to your life?