Each January 1st I make a list of New Year’s Resolutions I plan to keep for the coming year. These may include ways I plan to better myself or the world around me, or new hobbies I plan to learn. And every year I’ve forgotten them by February 1st. I feel bad about myself when this happens – I’ve let yet another thing slide past me. The only thing that makes me feel slightly better about having let my resolutions fall by the wayside is knowing that I’m not alone. I recently read that over half the people that make New Year’s Resolutions will have forgotten them by June 1st. Granted those people made it a little longer than I did, but the point is, we tend to make grandiose statements, and then quickly forget them once the ‘new’ wears off. Such a shame... such a shame...
This year I propose a new strategy for keeping those resolutions... how about we don’t make any? The way I see it, is if we simply don’t make them, then when we don’t keep them there’s no reason to feel bad. Right? Instead of making these big statements around the first of the year, I propose we instead try to better people, mothers, fathers, students, employees and bosses all year ‘round. Why only try to stick to a statement because it was made around a particular time of year? If I simply strive to be a better person in general, then I don’t feel quite the same pressure of a New Year’s Resolution.
Now that you’ve heard my diatribe about resolutions, I must remind you that one way to become a better person is to learn, learn, learn. And I just happen to have the perfect method for you... attend DistribuTECH 2008 and learn about the industry’s new products and services via exhibitors and the many conferences and educational sessions being offered. Floor space for exhibitors has already sold out, and that means that there will be more products on display than ever before. Now I realize it could all seem a bit daunting. How will you know where you’re favorite company is located? How will you know who is exhibiting? How will you strategically assess your game plan? Don’t worry, we have you covered. (Have we ever left you hanging before?) In this issue we have a special DistribuTECH Preview section. A map of the show floor is included, along with an exhibitor listing, and a special Product Preview section especially for you, our reader. And if you need to know more, i.e. what conferences are being held, where the networking sessions are, etc., simply visit http://dt08.events.pennnet.com for every bit of information you could possibly ask for.
So as we start off the New Year, think about my proposal... no more New Year’s Resolutions, per se, but rather a constant bettering of ourselves, in all manners of life. This, I think we can all handle.
Hope to see you at DistribuTECH in Tampa – I’ll be bettering myself... will you?
Happy New Year!