As we wrap up 2015, it’s hard to believe that another year has passed, but with 2016 right around the corner, I’m actually starting to get excited. To me, a new year means a new beginning, and for some of us it also means resolutions. Many resolutions are set for personal reasons and empower people to be their best selves, such as quitting smoking, eating healthier or becoming more active.

You’ve probably already guessed mine from my recent posts – it’s to put my Fitbit to good use and get more steps in a day. But the New Year is also a great time for credit unions to think about resolutions and goals they would like to achieve within the next year.

I like to get an early start on my business plans by taking into account what we’ve achieved over the last 12 months, where we struggled and any overarching trends that either helped us reach our goals or impeded progress.

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