Here's to a New Year (And a Constant State of Evaluation)!

While December is characterized by the words “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…,” the appropriate tune for January might be “It’s the busiest time of the year….” January: the month of new beginnings. Fresh starts. Optimistic ideas. Crazy, intense New Year’s Resolutions. It can all be a little exhausting- or very exciting- depending on your mood…

Anyway, I’ve been thinking a lot about New Year’s Resolutions. I don't think there's anything wrong with New Year’s Resolutions. In fact, the resolutions we make are usually wonderful. But unfortunately many of our resolutions simply don’t last. Unexpected circumstances arise. The gym loses its luster. The diet is overcome by the urge for just one cookie (and another and another). And the snooze button once again becomes your best friend. So, my point is that while New Year’s Resolutions are fine, I think we’d be in a much better place if we lived our lives in a constant state of evaluation rather than embarking on a once-a-year crash course improvement plan.

Constant evaluation and improvement is a fundamental goal at Function:. While 2010 does, of course, bring about new sets of strategies and proposals, we don’t just leave it at that. Each month, each week, and even each day, we evaluate our progress. We tweak our plans. We brainstorm how to make things better. We’ve found that living in a constant state of evaluation is the key to being in a constant state of improvement. And I think it’s safe to say that those companies who live in a constant state of improvement are well on their way to success.

On that note, Happy 2010! Here's to a successful year! Make your plans. Dream big. And remember: this isn’t your only shot at a fresh start if you live in a state of constant evaluation.

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