if not now


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If Not Now, Then When?

It’s already December?!  How did that happen??  It feels like we were all just raising a glass to 2021 as we said goodbye to the strangest year in most of our lives.  At this time last year, we were thrilled to look back and say that we made it through.  We managed.  For many, that’s all we could have hoped for.

This year, it’s a bit different.  2021 has been a time of transition.  It has been a time of looking at what is truly important – personally and professionally – reflecting on where we are now and looking at what we want in the future.  2021 has stood for change, for speaking out, and for stepping up. 

Time and time again over the course of 2021 I have been able to say ‘congratulations,’ I have beamed with pride over others’ accomplishments, and I have had conversations with so many about what’s next for them, about being brave, about the future.  In 2021, there was no shortage of people making big moves and making big impacts. 

Are you one of them?  Ask yourself the following questions and challenge what you truly want.

  • What is the most important thing to me?  Have I focused on that?
  • Have I been true to me, my values, and what makes me happy?
  • Have I made the big change I really want, or am I stuck?
  • Why am I holding back?
  • Have I made a difference in other people’s lives?
  • If not now, then when?

We have all been given the gift of reflection, evaluation, and the ability to change.  As Steve Jobs once said, “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.  They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”

As another new year approaches, will you have the courage to follow yours?

Written by:

  • Janine Comito is a principal at IA. With a strong business analysis background, Janine has a unique understanding of highly complex HR challenges and the best solutions to achieve optimal results. She is also an excellent party planner who is famous for baking up a batch of her pumpkin whoopie pies.


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