I have been including key concepts in each of my letters since September. I did this because these were the key phrases your board identified at our board retreat as ways we wanted to lead the chapter this year. Now that the chapter year is only two months away from coming to an end, there are two more concepts I would like to reflect on.
The word for July is persistence. Persistence is defined as “firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.” I do not know about you but it is very easy for me to get distracted from my goals this time of year. While I firmly believe in taking time to rest and recharge, I believe we can continue moving forward on what we want to achieve, even if the pool, beach, or other summer activity calls us away for a bit.
This is a great month to think about how the first half of the year has gone for you. Have you been staying on your course of action, or have you strayed a bit? There is always the opportunity to get back on track. If you are looking for ways to move forward in your professional career, consider getting credentialed if you have not already done so. Annual conference is also coming up in August, which is a wonderful opportunity to kick-start new ideas and initiatives.
As we move into July I hope you take time for yourself and your family, but also do not lose sight of the ways you can grow, both personally and professionally.