It started a few weeks ago and has we close out the year, everyone will be revisiting 2010 and every news outlet imaginable will run their “year-in-review” programs.
What About Your Best and Worst?
This time of year is also a great time for each of us to look back, to reflect on the past year. I suggest we do so with a purpose. We should use this time to look forward to the new year by looking back at the past one. It’s a useful conversation to have with ourselves.
For some of us (and when I say us, I mean me), it’s difficult to focus on the successes. We tend to focuses on what didn’t work or what could have gone better. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that, but a more balanced approach is more useful.
Over the past few weeks, several posts and articles have helped in my “year-in-review” process. I thought you might get some value out of these as you execute your own year-in-review. Most of these articles helped with providing questions to ponder and some tips on what kind of goals to set for 2011.
Here’s a few things for you to check out:
- From Chris Guillebeau’s Art of Non-Conformity:
- From David Allen, creator of GTD:
- An interview with Scientific American on Goal Setting
- From Carol Roth:
- From Seth Godin:
- From Penelope Trunk‘s Brazen Careerist:
Regardless of what you do, I wish you all the best as you turn the page to a new year!
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