- What is the most important lesson you learned in 2012?
- And how will you put your new-found wisdom to use in the new year?
Here is a sampling of the responses that have relevance beyond the business community:
- “There is zero substitution for quality…. Content has to be really good, if not exceptional.” Thomas Tull
- “Remember to enjoy the journey. Goals are important but it’s the people coming together on the way to the goals that have taught me the most.” Fiona Morisson
- “Don’t overcommit. The commitments I make don’t affect only me. Next year I’ll set more realistic goals for our organization so our employees can have a healthy work-life balance.” David Chang
- “Good sleep is good business…. The extra work hours are a poor trade off for clarity of thought.” Ben Rattray
- “Focus your career around the thing you’re good at and not necessarily the thing you’re trying to get better at.” David Tisch
- Work-family isn’t an either-or proposition. You can cultivate both aspects of your life but it requires having the will to be present for both.” Howard Gordon
Before the end of this week please try to answer these two questions for yourself. I have been thinking about this since I read the Fast Company articles. For me I rephrased the questions in this way: What are the most important lessons that I believe God taught me in 2012. And that can be applied in 2013? Please click on comment to leave a response, to share what you have learned or to see some of what I learned during the past year.