Staying sharp

“If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.

The days grow short.

To everything there is a season.

I am shifting my focus from the next three days to the next three years.

First comes reflection. I’ll peruse my journals and blogs. I will select my favorite photos of 2012. I’ll flip through my catch-all chron file. I’ll sort through a pile of business cards.

Then I will write my personal Annual Report. What did I learn this year? What worked? What bombed? What should I repeat? What should I avoid?

I’ll assess my opportunities for 2013, what I want to do next, and where I want to end up this time of year come 2015. You, too?

By the way, my favorite movie of 2012: Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.


3 thoughts on “Staying sharp

  1. Eric Matas

    Jay – as I wrap up 2012, I’ll note a bit of regret that I didn’t get a chance to see you this year! But I met Barbara Dieu in Sao Paulo because of you: thanks. She’s lovely and has that twinkle that reminds me of your spirit. Happy holidays and happy new year. :-)

    Eric Matas

  2. Jay Cross

    Marco, at the rate time is flying past, three years is about all I can handle.

    Man, in five years, the world will have changed so much we won’t recognize it.


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