There are 10 days left in 2010. This excites me. Why? Because I’m ready to commit to making some of my dreams come true in 2011. But before I get into my dream chasing, I want to share an idea with you: A Personal Year End Annual Review.
I first read about the idea of conducting a personal annual review on the Art of Nonconformity blog. Each year the author, Chris Guillebeau, literally goes into the woods for a week to evaluate his year. From personal matters to business strategies, Chris thinks about it all and asks himself what went well and what did not go well.
Now, I’m not suggesting you trek into the woods, but the idea of conducting an annual review is a good one. As the year draws to a close, most people only think about the things they did not achieve. We start flashing back to all of those resolutions we wrote down on January 1. Maybe you didn’t get a chance to get around to some of them, but I am sure you achieved plenty this year that you aren’t really giving yourself credit for.
Of course it is important to examine the things that did not go well this year, but the thing I like most about this exercise is that you are allowing yourself to find a balance between what you did well, and what you didn’t do well.
I’m going to conduct my assessment over the next few days and give you the break down on Thursday. You should try it!