In a couple of weeks, we start a new decade. So Happy New Decade! It is a sobering thought, isn't it. Where did the last decade go? It's common for people to overestimate what they can achieve in 6 months, but underestimate what they can achieve in 10 years. It's a bit like the
"Self-reflectiveness is the quality that most differentiates those who evolve quickly from those who don't." - Ray Dalio Are you growing, or in your own evolutionary doldrums? Everyone reflects because we all think about things that happened, but the 'quality' of that reflection varies. If you are going to reflect anyway, you might as
How has 2017 been for you? A roller coaster ride, or a more predictable ride on the carousel? When you started the year, which did you want? It's worth starting to think about 2018 and what you want from it. Even though you can't see what's coming, you CAN influence what turns up. One thing
When we are stuck, we seek out people who are 'wise'. What is wisdom? "Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences." Norman Cousins The ability to anticipate consequences comes from experience (yours, or observation of someone else's) AND reflection on that experience. You could say that reflection is the route to wisdom. How much reflection
The clock turns, and yet another year draws to a close. Take a moment and reflect. These questions will help you with next year. What significant things happened for you in 2016? Who inspired you during the year? What was your biggest achievement? What new friendship blossomed? From here, where you are now, to where?