As we flip the calendar over again my thoughts naturally focus on the blank canvas of 2016 and what future we want to create. With BH Redesign that I talk about more below I know that 2016 will be a pivotal year not just for Signature Health but for mental health in general.
Starting tomorrow morning, we will be back at full speed. With so many big picture changes, coupled with thousands of day to day details and interruptions it is easy to let time slip by and never get anything meaningful accomplished. My solution is I have a habit of setting out the 3-4 overarching goals each new year that I would like to accomplish for the year. I call them my Signature Health New Years Resolutions. Here they are for 2016 (in no particular order):
1. Complete Conversion to Non-Profit
2. Become Recognized as an FQHC
3. Open our new Child Group Home in Ashtabula
4. Infuse Six Sigma process improvement into our Quality Improvement
Accomplishing these 4 things will deeply strengthen our services and relationships with our patients and the community and position our agency for long term success.
Lots of people make New Years Resolutions (often to lose the weight we just gained over the holidays), but I find that limiting them to 3-4 goals no matter how big or small AND writing them down makes all the difference. So if you haven't done it yet for 2016 set your goals down on paper. And then sign it like a contract!
I then start every day thinking "what are the 3 things I need to get done today". I find that if I can get 3-4 small things done each day I feel a huge sense of accomplishment and I meet my yearly goals every time.
Happy New Year!