2018 Refections & Achievements

Welcome to the new year of 2019!

2018 was loaded with world wide goings on at all kinds of macro levels – the pendulum was swinging wide. We can leave the macro levels to historians.

At the personal micro level, a reflective deep dive into personal growth and accomplishments are in order.

A personal retrospective can be difficult. It’s easy to list complaints, things that were not done or not accomplished; creating a list of achievements is more difficult. Think about it, think deeply about it. Look back at your personal year with a positive perspective, influencing how to move through this new year with bright thoughts and inspirational calls to action.

  • What six impossible things did you think about before breakfast?
  • What did you find helpful – at the smallest and grandest levels?
  • What new thoughts, ideas, and things did you add to your life?
  • What did you hear, see, and read that inspired you?
  • Where did you stretch beyond your comfort level?
  • What are you grateful for?
  • What did you make?
  • Who did you help?

Alain Briot, from his January 2011 essay 'Achievements' at Beautiful Landscape, details creating your personal retrospective. Take a look, reflect.

Let’s be grateful for those who give us happiness;
they are the charming gardeners who make our soul bloom.
Marcel Proust

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