Around now is a good time to take a look back at what you’ve achieved over the course of the year and what you’ve learned from your experiences – good and bad. Although it can be hard to deal with at the time – there’s no such thing as failure, merely an opportunity to learn from our mistakes.
Have a look at what you’ve learnt this year. How close did you get to meeting or exceeding your goals? What unexpected challenges presented themselves, what great opportunities did you take advantage of?
Give yourselves a pat on the back for what you’ve achieved, no matter how big or small. It doesn’t matter what anyone else has achieved – they’re not you. It’s good to have something to aim for and to aim high but don’t beat yourself up if you’ve fallen short. Life happens, unexpected things can knock us for six. Perhaps with a little more support, knowledge or guidance you could have done more but what you’ve done is good enough.
Use the knowledge to make any necessary changes and put plans in place for 2011.
Have a great holiday – wherever you are and whoever you’re with.