Looking back, but not dwelling on 2010

Dec. 15, 2010
Dental Assisting Digest™ Editor Kevin Henry looks back on 2010, and at the same time gets readers ready for a great 2011.

By Kevin Henry, Editor

There are just some things in this world that I, quoting the Grinch, “loathe entirely.” I detest mustard. I always wonder why Noah brought ticks on the ark (surely they snuck on there on some of the other animals). I can’t stand being lost enough that I actually stop and ask for directions. I also hate New Year’s resolutions. I’ve never liked them. Seems like everyone always starts out with the best intentions on January 1, knowing full well in three weeks they won’t be going to the gym, they will be eating donuts again, and they’ll be right back to where they were on December 31. Just seems kind of pointless to me, I guess.

Now don’t get me wrong. I’m all about how the New Year can be a fresh start. I believe that you can wipe the slate clean and begin again ... as long as you don’t keep looking in the rearview mirror and slide right back to where you were. Glancing back and learning lessons from the past is one thing. Focusing on only the past is where problems begin.

So where am I going with this diatribe? Ironically, to mention to you that one of the most popular articles in this month’s DAD is certain to be the top 10 stories of 2010 (you can read it by clicking here). Learn from, but don’t dwell on, the lessons from 2010, then use them to make 2011 a better year, personally and professionally.

One more note on 2010: If you’re like me, you have a hard time remembering what happened last week, let alone everything that has happened in 2010. Luckily, the folks at Google did a great job wrapping up the year in a little less than three minutes. Take a look at this video to remember what was in 2010.

Later this week, I’ll be celebrating Christmas with my family. I’m looking forward to the moments with my daughter and hopefully creating some wonderful memories that will last forever for both of us. For those who will be celebrating this wonderful day along with me, I wish you a blessed Christmas.

I hope that these last few days of 2010 are filled with family, love, and hope for you. Thank you for being a subscriber to the Dental Assisting Digest e-newsletter, and here’s to a bigger, better 2011 for all of us ... no matter how great your 2010 was.

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