January 4, 2017
Post Category: BTA at Work | BTA Blog

Well, here we are in a brand new year. An opportunity to look ahead, to move forward, to forge a path. But before we do that, maybe we should clear the air a little regarding 2016.

There seem to be two camps regarding the year we just closed out: either it was a pretty good year, or it was an awful year. There are certainly arguments for each. Here are just a few of the ones I found online:

Is 2016 the Worst Year in History?

Is 2016 Really One of the Worst Years in History?

2016: Worst. Year. Ever?

31 Reasons Why 2016 Has Been the Best Years on Record

99 Reasons Why 2016 Has Been a Great Year for Humanity,

and my personal favourite, from everyone’s favourite Canadian astronaut: Chris Hadfield Reminds Us of All the Good Things That Happened in 2016.

Add to that the fire in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and then the recent 18-month high in the price of oil and approval of two pipelines out of Alberta, and it’s hard to decide overall what kind of year 2016 was. On a personal level, it’s much easier to determine, and I sincerely hope that you had more good than bad last year.

However, it’s now 2017 and it is time to look forward. Make a decision to have a positive impact on the people around you – get involved. Help others. Show people what it means to be kind and supportive – to treat people with respect. Take some time to invest in yourself. Try something new.

Have a look at this article: One Memorable Day, Once a Month. It suggests that we try taking one day a month to commit 100% to something. Anything. And to use that to grow. I’m going to try it and so are several of my friends. Why don’t you, too? It’s like a resolution, but better, because it’s only one day a month – totally doable.

Let me know what you think. Share what your plans are for 2017. What are you going to commit to?

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