Spring is a time of fresh starts and new beginnings. In church, we talk about the meaning of Easter and how the crucifixion marks the end of something and the start of something new. Our lawn guy is extra peppy in the spring, always excited about the new growth. As business leaders, we can’t wait around until spring to think about new fresh starts and growth. We must work in a constant state of spring; always pruning away the old and making room for the new.

Spring is a time for serious self-reflection. It is a time to commit to the goals we made in January and forgot about by March. We can use the natural change in the seasons as a reminder that everything, both good and bad, only lasts for a season. This helps us to focus on gratitude while we also focus on growth.

This week, you have two challenges:

The first is to take one of your tasks outdoors. Whether it is an outside lunch with your team, strolling the park on a conference call, or crunching numbers on a park bench, get outside and really take in the rebirth and fresh starts that spring brings.

The second is to do some spring cleaning. This could mean organizing your workspace, finally tackling your inbox, or clearing space on your calendar for family time. When we get rid of the unnecessary obstacles, we can see our path to the next level much more clearly.