New Year, New Outlook

It's time to review the past year and look forward to the excitement and mystery of a new year ahead. I am a firm believer that outlook is everything. When life throws us unexpected turns — whether they are challenges or opportunities — how we choose to handle it greatly affects our ability to overcome hurdles and take full advantage of positive new directions that have come our way.

January 1 is not just the first day of the new year. It’s the first day of the rest of your life, just as this photo reminds us. Take some time to think about what you want in 2017 and what steps you can take to surround yourself with the people, resources and support to make your dreams come true.

As we move through each day, managing our work, our families and our many responsibilities, it’s easy for the days to feel long. But a string of long days leads to years that can feel all too short and too fast. Don’t think the old saying is just a cliche; it truly is so important to live in the moment each day as much as we can. That is my New Year’s wish for each and every one of you.