Make a positive difference in a change agent's life.
Change agents do three things: Break barriers, build bridges, and open doors. It's not easy because the status quo will fight and criticize you every step of the way, trying its best to get you to quit.
My 2017 resolution is to open the door of opportunity for someone who has the dedication, drive, and determination to be a change agent. It's my resolution because I would not have achieved the success I did in my career and life without the people who opened doors for me. The individuals who assisted and championed me were from different backgrounds, races, sexes, and religions, but they saw something in me that caused them to sponsor me. While mentors teach you how to play the game; sponsors get you into the game. They saw me because they stepped outside of their comfort zone, and I did, too. Indeed, change agents set themselves apart in order to bring people together.
So, my 2017 resolution is to sponsor and make a positive difference in a change agent's life. I'm paying it forward. What's your resolution?