The Holiday Recharge

December 13, 2022

by Stephen T. Messenger

Happy holidays!

This is our last article until the New Year, because we are going to recharge through the end of December.

I say this with some trepidation. If you were to hang out with me, you’d know that I don’t do “recharge” very well.

I say this not to boast, but to identify a weakness. All of us, especially in leadership positions, need to make time to refresh, reflect, and give our bodies and brains a rest to prepare for whatever’s next.

As I watch the World Cup wrapping up, it’s no surprise that they play games many days apart. After the intense physical exertion on the field, the players need a time to return their bodies back to peak condition.

However, rarely do we give ourselves the same chance. Notice I didn’t say we rarely “get” the same chance.  There’s a huge difference.

So, I encourage you from now until the next year to make time to spend with your family, find gratitude in your life, and recharge yourself mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually for next year’s adventures.

You need it!

I’ve tried to keep my work calendar fairly empty between now and January. There are still meetings to do and objectives to accomplish, but this schedule is intended to do three things:

  1. Create time to walk around and be thankful to others
  2. Have purposeful white space to just think
  3. Take time to spend with my family and friends

If you can do these things between now and January, you will come back stronger in 2023!

Our first article in January will be about setting audacious goals for the next year.  Think about what your goals may be and what you hope to accomplish in 2023!

I’m very grateful for everyone who reads these articles and our family of leaders. Thank you for taking this journey with us, and I hope 2023 is the year you write an article of your own.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and we’ll talk to you on January 3rd!

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