Yes, It’s officially January 2nd… how many of you have already broken your new years resolution? Not I-Not I, because I don’t wait for the new year to implement my goals! 🙂
I. Hate. New. Years. It’s such a disgustingly annoying unavoidable repeating scenario, year after year after year. We all know what is going to happen, the gym will be packed in January, everyone will laugh and say “durn it, I keep writing 2012, I just can’t get used to putting 13, har har har” and you make a New Years resolution, you break it, you cry, you whine, you decide to try again next year. Really? You fail at keeping a [probably unattainable in the first place] resolution in the first month and don’t take a stab at it again until next year… You annoy me. I am already tired of seeing the posts about the resolutions (good/bad/ugly/etc.) Try this on instead, a challenge… a promise… a goal… anything but the R word.
With that, I challenge my HR brethren to fulfill its purpose this year, to be the best business partner they can be, to improve organizations, to improve employees, to build other HR professionals up (especially you catty women, better said by Laurie here: http://thecynicalgirl.com/there-is-a-special-place-in-hell-for-hr-women-who-dont-help-other-hr-women/ ). I challenge you to take HR to the next level, to motivate and mentor! I challenge you to set attainable goals for your work life and home life. I challenge you to promise your family they won’t be second to your job. I challenge you to make a difference. If you fail at any of these don’t wait until next year to start over. You don’t need some shiny ball drop paired with horrible musical performances & raunchy kisses everytime you need to set a new goal, so I challenge you that if you fail, if you fall short in the slightest way, to start again the next day – not next year.
I know I sound like a New Years version of the Grinch, eh, well… maybe I am!