If you are one who likes to make a resolution for the New Year, let’s have a look at the word “resolve”:
verb: settle or find a solution to (a problem, dispute, or conflict); to sort out, solve, deal with, rectify; to decide firmly on a course of action; determine, decide, make up one’s mind, make a decision
noun: resolve, resolution; determination to do something, strength or decisive commitment
Or, another way to define it might be, “re – solve”. Laboratory professionals are trained and skilled at solving problems, particularly analytical ones; why not “resolve” to “re – solve” something? Perhaps this is your year to make a commitment to giving back to your profession, your faith, your future. Consider volunteering, either at your laboratory, your hospital or clinic, your community, or perhaps even globally. There is no end to the list of opportunities for service, using skills and training to add value to improving health. If you want some ideas, just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d be very happy to explore the idea with you!
This is one of my favorite quotes—let’s make 2014 a Year to Remember!
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~Anne Frank
–Beverly Sumwalt, MA, DLM, CLS, MT(ASCP) is an ASCP Global Outreach Volunteer Consultant.