Out with the old, in with the new.

Was 2010 a year of success, a year of purpose, a year of meaning? Or, was it something less than that? If you are like me, 2010 was filled with some fantastic things, and some not so fantastic things. Some moments of joy, and some moments of frustration.

Was 2010 a year of success, a year of purpose, a year of meaning? Or, was it something less than that? If you are like me, 2010 was filled with some fantastic things, and some not so fantastic things. Some moments of joy, and some moments of frustration. We may not be able to control all of the things that happened to us in 2010 but we can control what we do about them and how we think about them, especially in 2011. The New Year is a great time to take time to analyze each of the roles that you play in life and evaluate how you did. For each role, what did you accomplish this year? What did you not accomplish this year? What were your successes? What were your failures? What can you learn from them? What can you do better in 2011?
“My life is an indivisible whole, and all my activities run in to one another…My life is my message.” – Mahatma Gandhi

As you look forward to the coming year, what goals do you have? What experiences do you want to have? Who do you want to have them with? What accomplishments do you want to make in 2011? What mistakes did you make in 2010? What can you learn from them? How can you take your failures and turn them in to successes?

“I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” – Benjamin Franklin

The new year is a great time to reflect and evaluate your course in life and a great time to recommit to the people and the goals that you have for the new year. Most importantly, take time to write them down. It may sound like a silly exercise (to some people) but if you have done it, you know how powerful it can be. If you really do take the time to write these things down, and really do take some action to follow through, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish. Have a fantastic year in 2011.

Keith Norris
And all the team at Complete XRM, Inc. aka FranklinCovey Software