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Jan. 1, March 12, Aug. 14, Oct. 23 – every day is one of opportunity

- Last modified: December 20, 2013 at 8:55 AM

“That ship has sailed,” I said years ago to a colleague while lamenting about a missed opportunity.

“Nonsense,” the colleague replied. “A new ship leaves the dock every day.”

He was right. Every day of the year is a new opportunity to succeed.

As the calendar turns to 2014, special attention is paid to Jan. 1 and New Year’s Resolutions – business resolutions and plans, too – for the year.

Michelle Landis of ActionCOACH of Greater Lehigh Valley/Berks recently wrote a column for Lehigh Valley Business about adopting 90-day plans for the new year. For the column, click here. (A subscription might be required.)

And Forbes recently published an article about 2014 goals that included reducing stress, becoming organized and improving your relationship with your boss and co-workers – all in the name of advancing your career. For that story, click here.

The point, though, is that any day, any hour, any moment – they’re all times of opportunity for you and your business.

Waiting until a new year – or new month or new week – might give you more motivation. But you should not have to look at a calendar to give yourself a kick in the butt and refocus your energy and resources.

“Git-r-done,” as Larry the Cable Guy would say. Regardless of what the calendar says.

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