Most people are not like me, and that is likely a good thing. I am the person who makes a list of goals to accomplish around the beginning of the year. I periodically check the list to see how I am progressing. In reviewing this year’s list, I didn’t do so well. But now it’s a new year, and I get to try again.
The new year can bring everyone a renewed sense of hope that things will be better. I know it’s an arbitrary date on the calendar, and that time is a social construct, but I feel refreshed by the opportunity a new year brings. What can you learn? How can you improve?
For the Foundation, I make a set of goals in the summer, so the calendar new year is our midpoint. So far, we’re doing alright in some areas like increasing our stewardship of donors. Thankfully there is still a fair chunk of time to get closer to our fundraising and engagement goals.
I may not reach all of my personal goals this year, and the Foundation might not reach its, but as my board chair recently reminded me, it’s a process not a destination. Clearly I need to work on my patience this year!
Happy New Year to you all.