Belhaven’s adult and graduate studies campus in Chattanooga (Quest) recently received approval to offer two new academic programs. In addition to its flagship Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management offering, working adults in southeast Tennessee and north Georgia can pursue the Bachelor of Health Administration and the Master of Business Administration degrees. As the Chattanooga area continues to defy the recession with the addition of Volkswagen of America and the possible addition of two Amazon.com facilities, Belhaven’s Chattanooga campus is positioning itself to meet the educational needs of an expanding population of professionals. The Chattanooga campus also serves students and Dalton and Rome, Georgia.
Although it’s still 2010 and we haven’t gotten through the Christmas season yet, I think now is a great time to reflect on this past year and start thinking about what you would like to accomplish in 2011. With a new year comes the opportunity to start fresh–it’s a good feeling. But for many of us, the feeling of newness and anticipation for the upcoming year lasts for about a month and then we are back into our old routine again. Human nature I suppose.
Why not make 2011 different? Set a few goals that are attainable and realistic, but also ones that will give you fulfillment and satisfaction after reaching them. Or, just set one goal and focus solely on that until you achieve it. I have the bad habit of setting a number of goals and not completing many, if any, of them in a year’s time. But this year I would rather focus on one important thing and complete it, than create a list of goals that I forget about come February.
So, do you have some goals for 2011? Take time this month to ponder that question, and ask yourself what would be meaningful to your life if you accomplished it in 2011. And think about how good you would feel come December 2011 having reached those goals. Chances are, you would be motivated to achieve even more in 2012. Stop wondering about what-ifs and waiting for something to happen…just go for it and make it happen yourself.