A new car. A new start. A new job. A new idea.
A new problem. A new law. A new argument. A new disease.
When we are ready for something different, when its predecessor didn’t work, we embrace the new with open arms. When things are stable, when life and business is working how it should, the appearance of something new can flip us upside down. It can sometimes even destroy us.
New brings with it hope and vitality, expectation and skepticism. New hits all our emotional buttons simultaneously.
Will this new thing work? Will this version of new finally be the new?
New can be our friend or foe.
As we enter into 2012, we have been given another ticket to start over, wipe our slate clean, learn more lessons, mature, realize that the more we know the less we know, try to fit into our jeans, save more money, make more money, fall in love, move on from an old one, figure out what we want to be when we grow up . . .
Welcome 2012 – the year loaded with expectation and skepticism, hopes and dreams. I wish you luck.
Everyone is placing bets.
Happy New Year!
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