Good morning YAG family. Here we are almost 3 weeks into the New Year. How are you doing on your new year’s resolutions or your goals for this year? Did you know the statistics are that 67% of those that set new year’s resolutions have already given up on them just 3 weeks into the new year? Why? Is it just that humans are inherent on not fulfilling personal commitment? Is it… life gets in the way of what we want to do? Is it…..change is very tough to do? Is it…..what we wanted a few weeks ago is not what we really wanted? Did we set resolutions that were beyond what we are capable of? Or did we just not plan and make deliberate changes to our habits? We all have reasons and excuses for not becoming or doing what we had in mind and that is all part of the life experience and journey. So if you have fallen behind, not to worry, everything is still possible and if you are on track, keep going.
There are so many reasons why we fall on the changes and resolutions we want to make in our lives. Go back and reread my first message of the year, Jan 2nd. Everything is possible. Yes, you can still make what you want to happen, happen. Anastasis…..stand up again, up again….start again. Metanoia…..make the change. You are your own creator. You create your future and your future self. Deliberacy…..You must be deliberate and make a plan and take the action to make the change. Everything is possible.
The Aliyah Mystery.
Aliyah….means the “going up” or “the ascent”. We have as one of our core values, Work together Rise together. This is the Aliyah mystery. We all must make a career journey and it is part of our life’s journey. Rising and going up, ascending together. It is an upward journey. How do you make this upward journey? Every day, every chance, every opportunity, and every encounter you will be given choices, you can go lower, you can stay the same or you can go higher. Let each of your actions or steps be higher than the day before and you will end up on the mountain top…..and your life and career will be Aliyah.
So how do you get back on track to your resolutions in your life and at your work? How are you going to Aliyah….make the ascent to higher things and better outcomes? Make the right decisions, be deliberate and continue stepping up, not back, not the same, but up. Keep rising and you will reach the top of the mountains you want to climb. You will be given another day, every day to make the decision to step up. Make the right decision and step up, higher than yesterday and keep going because everything is possible. Enjoy the journey and enjoy and assist those around you to step up and let’s accomplish everything together.
I look forward to big things in 2017. I am amazed each day by all of you I come in contact with. You are just an amazingly wonderful group of individuals. Thank you for all you do.
In Hoc Signo Vinces
Spencer Young SR