Look back on the year.
Be as objective as you can and create a list of your challenges, accomplishments, or growth in all areas of your life: work, personal, spiritual, etc.
“Every obstacle in life is a lesson that teaches us, not others.” ~Shannon L. Alder
Consider how you have come through the year
- Are there things you wish you had done differently?
- Write down what you learned from your experiences.
- Create some possible alternatives for next time.
- Forgive yourself for whatever and then move on.
As they say, “hindsight is 20/20,” and hindsight is oftentimes too late to change circumstances. However, recognizing and acknowledging your successes and failures now can create greater success in your future.
You may want to click here to check out Polly Irungu’s article in the Huffington Post, “7 Questions to Ask Yourself at the End of the Year.”