The second quarter of 2019 is already here and as I was looking back at the year so far, a thought occurred…..why is the New Year the start of a journey towards a ‘new and improved’ version of anything? On January 1st resolutions are written, determination strengthened, promises made, new budgets allocated – each with the intent of making positive improvements to what already exists.
But why look for external factors to ‘reset’ ourselves and start afresh? Why not instead focus on doing things 'Now'? If, each day, we work harder than we have the day before, we will move forward. Looking back, we’d see a long journey of consistent improvement and growth. In reality there is no such thing as the ‘perfect moment’. As human beings, we are programmed to resist change and this is what needs to be challenged on a consistent basis.
What does it take to keep moving forward? I have always believed in getting the foundations right first. Once this is done everything automatically falls into place. Equally important is to stay task-oriented and focused on the present moment. While one cannot dismiss the past, it is imperative to learn our lessons from it quickly and continue marching ahead.
During my tenure as CEO of Scientechnic, I’ve been in several situations that have demanded immediate change, without the luxury of waiting for anything and sometimes, anyone. The focus is on implementing what is right for the business and reaping the benefits earlier rather than later.