Musings on 2015 from Nailah
It’s been a helluva year. As I got together with fellow business owners over the last few weeks and reflected on 2015, I would tell them that the past year has been a challenging year for me, both personally and professionally. And each time they’d tell me how sorry they were to hear that and how next year will surely be better. But what they’re missing is that while this year was a tough one, it wasn’t a bad one. It actually may have been one of my best years yet.
Challenges force us to take a good long look at ourselves and confront the things that we thought we weren’t ready to face just yet. Challenges show us how resilient we are, they show us our weaknesses. Challenges may knock us down, but they also lend us a hand to get back up and attack with tenacity and grit.
Every year can’t be smooth sailing and as a business owner, I signed up for those ups and downs. Thank you 2015 for all that you’ve given me. 2016: I’m ready for you.