I’m not really a big fan of new year’s resolutions. I think it’s important to continually work on self-improvement, not hastily come up with some bold resolutions once a year. I do like the idea of new year’s day as a milestone marker, though, and a time of reflection on the previous year.

2013 was a very intense year for me. From having to fire my co-founder, to finding out my mom was diagnosed with cancer, to selling my second company and transitioning over to work at the largest company (by far) I’ve ever worked for – 2013 was definitely a year to remember. A strange mix of some of the worst moments and the best moments I’ve had in recent memory. I definitely couldn’t have predicted the way this year shaped up at the start of it.

Ultimately I see this as a good thing (even if some of the stuff I couldn’t predict wasn’t good), though. Volatility can certainly be unpleasant, but it’s also a key component to making big strides forward personally and professionally in my experience. I’ve also grown and learned A TON over the last year.

Here’s to a better 2014, hopefully one still full of opportunities to grow.

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