Steve Boeger, Executive Chef of Hendersonville (N.C.) Country Club, is focusing on objectives that will lead to greater happiness personally and professionally.
I welcome 2022 as a new beginning with a fresh start based on lots of reflection and transformation from the past year. The pandemic continues to impact us all in big and small ways. Our family, friends, and colleagues continue to fall ill and I continue to adjust, just as others adjust. During these times of uncertainty, I’ve told myself we will pull through and be stronger once COVID ends. However, my outlook has changed. I no longer think this is going away any time soon so I need to continue to adapt and accept what is.
Resolutions are an opportunity for new beginnings, for setting goals and having a sense of accountability to find our way through challenges, conflicts and problems. This brings me to my resolution for 2022: I will make sure my supply chain is solid. This way I will receive everything I purchase from all my purveyors on time and it should meet the standards I expect! (Most of you reading this are wondering if I’m being serious. If you know me, you know I’m extremely sarcastic and, yes, I’m lightening the tone of what’s to come.)
The truth is, I have little control over many variables that drive today’s world. Control is really just an illusion of reality.
The only thing I have control over is how I respond to situations that are out of my control. So, my 2022 resolution will focus on personal growth. I will continue to work on bettering myself and trying to impact those around me in a positive way.
With any luck, my resolution will impact someone else and maybe even be as contagious as COVID. My hope is that I will accelerate the personal journey of others through uncertain times. In the last year, I have given up smoking, started exercising more, focused on professional growth, laughed more, changed my diet, gotten more sleep, spent more time with family and friends and learned to put myself first. I’ve prayed more, listened more, and still desire more.
What else is there you might ask? I’m not sure but growth is a wonderful journey, especially when you take the time to reflect.