Last night was brutally cold (well below zero) with the windchill. Yet I had an amazingly experience filled with warmth, encouragement, and smiles all around.
I was with a group of friends, and towards the end of the evening we shared some of our successes from 2013. The experiences were as varied as landing a new job, developing a level of confidence that transformed her family, and having the compassion to seek the best for even ever-present competitors. One person even talked about how his life fell apart at the beginning of 2013 (personally and professionally) and now, almost a year later, he is happier than he has ever been.
While I was inspired by each of my friend’s successes, what struck me most was how each took responsibility, refused to expect anyone to change (other than him/herself), and found a success that was meaningful and inspiring to them, too.
Congrats my friends!