2013 in Review: why it’s always good to recognize your accomplishments

Proudly displaying my new Life Planner for tracking goals and events for 2014!

Proudly displaying my new Life Planner for tracking goals and events for 2014!

Those of you who are regular blog readers are probably noticing that everyone is posting their year end reviews and summaries and why not? Today especially is a great time to look back on 2013 and take note of what you’ve accomplished and even what you’ve missed out on. Now is the perfect time to decide what you want to do differently and now you’ve got some metrics to help build and gauge your future success. Even if you didn’t accomplish all that you wanted to this past year, looking at what you did accomplish will help motivate you to set realistic goals.

So look back at your year and take note of  the lessons you’ve learned, the hardest thing you had to deal with or overcome, your favorite memories, and what you loved about 2013. Write these things down and below write what you look forward to in 2014:

  • What do you want to learn?
  • What do you want to improve upon?
  • Where would you like to go?

Don’t think of this as a formal goal setting exercise (there are professionals to help you with that over at Mixonian) but rather a general idea of what you want to do next year. Save this piece of paper and refer back to it periodically like a compass to help you find your way. I love this time of year and the anticipation of so much possibility ahead. Just remember you can accomplish anything if you really put your mind and effort into it.

And if you stumble along the way, just pick yourself up and start again. There is no shame is starting over or changing course, just in quitting altogether because it’s too hard.

Happy organizing!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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