“Time has no divisions to mark its passage,
there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets
to announce the beginning of a new month or year.
Even when a new century begins, it is only
we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.”
— Thomas Mann
“The more you praise and celebrate your life,
the more there is in life to celebrate.”
— Oprah Winfrey
Since we as people love to focus on beginnings and endings, I’m making a change to how this is done for our business. We’re having a breakfast meeting with the company owners and spend a couple hours celebrating our successes this year. We’re going to celebrate our personal success, overcoming challenges, what we’ve learned and how we learned it, what we’ve improved in our lives and business and how those improvements came through.
We’re going to look in every nook and cranny for every tidbit of positive movement regardless of outward significance. We’re going to write them down and celebrate them together as partners and friends. We’re going to take the time to celebrate this year.
Don’t forget to celebrate the things that didn’t work so well. There are celebrations to be had in every event. Some of my biggest failures have been huge successes once I saw how that was true. It is all in the point of view. You get to see what you choose to see and that is our reality. Some say that reality is reality and looking at it differently is foolish and unrealistic. I say bunk to that. You see what you choose to see. I choose to see growth, improvement, fun, love, friendship, helping others and the list goes on. I choose to celebrate all of that, and not just at this time, but throughout the year. In this case, we will gather and celebrate together since we are all on this journey together.
Many people might take this time or this coming weekend to plan out next year. We’ve done that months ago, so there is no start or finish line, and there is no big change, or new agenda. Better right now to celebrate our efforts and reinforce our success for the coming year by that celebration. As Oprah so wonderfully says, “the more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
Happy New Year. Let’s celebrate!
“Celebrate What You Want To See More Of.”
— Tom Peters
Spread Some Joy Today–Celebrate something each and every day. You might even have a day-long celebration every day. What joy!