Just like at the races, the gates are open and we’re off again on another flat out year.  Holidays are over, for those that had one, and New Years’ resolutions are all but nearly forgotten.  To be honest, I have not even made mine yet.

I am looking forward to 2012. I have a new assignment, a new pattern of working (more time for myself) and a nice cleaned up office space to motivate creative thought.  I like to start each year with a clear desk. No untidy papers, no mess to distract the eye, no curled up Post-It notes reminding me of ancient tasks still awaiting my attention.

If we are to offer quality advice and constructive support to our clients and colleagues, then both our personal emotional and physical wellbeing need to be in balance. Let’s face it, if they are not in the calm of the beginning of the New Year, then honestly speaking, when will they be?

The good news is that we have until the 23rd. of January until the Chinese year of the Dragon begins, so we still have time to go through last year’s papers making sure they are put to bed once and for all. If you didn’t know already, the dragon signifies success and happiness, which I guess everyone needs right now? 

So it is with the dragon in mind that I would like to focus my New Year’s wish to all my blog readers around the world. May he or she bring you a year of success and happiness: Success in everything you do and happiness from the satisfaction that it brings. 

As I mentioned in last week’s blog, success is what you make it.  Only you can determine what it means for you. We need to set our own standards and criteria for success and just hope that they meet the expectations of others.

Best wishes and have a nice week,