Pulse January / February 2019 - Page 62

WHERE DID 2018 GO? I guess it is true that as you get older, the years go by more quickly! As with most new year’s, the resolutions we promise ourselves loom large on our conscience. Whether we’re wanting to spend more time with loved ones, live a healthier lifestyle or even plant a garden, our New Year’s resolutions are often overshadowed by real life priorities too quickly into the year. However, we can draw encouragement from the conversation we had with Daymond John in this month’s issue. A key word that stood out to me was the first word he said: Discipline. Sure, we can set goals and make commitments to ourselves to do better this time around, but without discipline, our good intentions will be difficult to maintain. We need deep, convicted motivation to compel us to accomplish our goals one day at a time. What better motivation than each other! Consistent with the theme of this issue, joining together in partnership and collaboration produce the kind of encouragement—not to mention the accountability—that we need to stay true to our New Year’s resolutions. Learning and growing together is the essence of a healthy community, one that is ready and willing to evolve (hint) together to accomplish similar goals. Let this year be one of courageous discipline and constant collaboration as we seek to evolve (hint) together to make our world better for everyone, no matter what their resolutions are. If we all commit to this goal, then 365 days from now we will truly celebrate a memorable 2019. What are your resolutions? CONNECT WITH ME ON FACEBOOK! Lynne Walker McNees —LYNNE McNEES, ISPA PRESIDENT 60 PULSE ■ January/February 2019