Wish You a Happy and Healthy 2018. The year 2017 taught us that “Change” is the only constant in life and those that adapt to change and thrive on it will come out as winners and those that are slow to adapt risk losing out.
What will be different in 2018 as compared to 2017 – rate of change, which is going to accelerate in the new year. What this means is that we need learn quicker and respond faster.
With the hyper-connected world that we live in today, it is a lot easier to learn and adapt to this change. One needs to be tuned to the “right” network. This is where the importance of Social Networking sites like LinkedIn and Twitter comes into play.
Connecting or following “thought leaders” and “doers” in your chosen field will help you stay abreast with the latest in the field and help you in adapting to the change.
So as we close out 2017 and prepare to welcome 2018, remember this – Change is going to accelerate in 2018 and we have to stay in forefront. Mantra for success in 2018 is going to be how fast we adapt to the change. This means learning new skills, mastering new tools and thinking out of the box. It is no longer enough just to operate within one’s “comfort zone”. We need to challenge ourselves regularly and set “stretched” goals for ourselves in 2018.
As we make our new year resolutions for 2018, I suggest that we include “Learning and Mastering” a new skill as top priority for the new year. Also, “actively” networking with thought leaders and doers in this chosen field through social networking tools such as LinkedIn and Twitter should be top priority as well. Days of just being a “passive” observer are coming to an end in 2017 and one needs to be a pro-active participant to be successful in 2018.
Wish You a Happy and Healthy New Year – one that is filled with new learning opportunities and success.