The most discernible difference between an elderly zebra and its offspring is the fading of the older animal’s stripes. Yet, it’s still a zebra, with all the characteristics that differentiate it from other species. Like these majestic equids, we remain much the same throughout our lives. Our “stripes” (character, personality, integrity, and behavior) may fade as we mellow and grow wise with age, however, our core attributes, such as our strengths and weaknesses, are always with us.
Unless you’ve figured out how to leave yourself at home when you go to work, you bring all of you, strengths and weaknesses included, to the office each day. That’s why resolutions of any kind are pointless and a complete waste of time, energy, and effort. What is worthy of your attention in this New Year is focusing more on using your strengths and delegating to others where you are weak. As you stay resolved in this manner, you’ll lead the pack in making 2011 your best year ever.
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