By: Maria Cometti
“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right”, Oprah Winfrey.
Have you set goals for 2018? Research has proven that people who set goals are more
successful. When you set your goals this year, instead of only thinking about what you want to
accomplish, it may be helpful to also think about the person you wish to become. Do you want
to have more energy, become mentally stronger, be more present in your daily life…? When
you prioritize improving yourself, it will be easier to reach your goals
For a long time, I focused on the external. What more could I “do”? I put more energy in work
and getting things done. Then I came across this idea from Jim Rohn. “Success is not to be
pursued. Success if attracted by the person you become. If you want to live better, you have to
become better.” This idea resonated with me and made me realize I needed to put more
energy into improving myself, not my work.
“Clarity comes from action not thought”. I love this quote from Marie Forleo as it’s a great
reminder that we can’t think our way to our goals. We must take action, no matter how small. If
you have an idea that you have been considering for a while, it’s time to get moving. When we
take small steps towards our goals, it is then that we see a path unfold.
We all need support in our journeys, especially when we are trying something new. The
Women’s Skills Bureau is planning exciting networking events and professional and personal
development opportunities in 2018. We hope you will come to some of our events and let us
know how we can help you. If you have a special skill or talent that you would like to share with
the WSB network, and are ready to make it happen, we have opportunities for collaboration.
For example, you could host a workshop, write a column in the WSB newsletter, or book a table
at the Find and Be Found networking event February 27 th .
Happy 2018 and wishing you all the success, as you define it, in the new year!