Each year, I take stock of where I was one year ago and what I accomplished in that time.

This servers to answer a number of questions;

  • Have I grown as person?
  • Have I challenged myself?
  • Am I proud with how I have conducted myself with others?
  • Was everything I accomplished worth the sacrifice to other areas?  Did I choose wisely?
  • Am I on the right path to what I want to accomplish?

For everyone one of these questions, the follow-up is the always the same – “If not, why not?” – why am I not being challenged, why did I not grow, where did I go wrong?

But it doesn’t end there, then the planning starts, the planning for next year, what do I need to do to get to where I want, to answer YES to all those questions with zero hesitation.  And if I answered YES to all those questions this year, what do I need to do to ensure that I can answer YES to them next year.

It’s a look in the mirror and a point where I’m able to set the proverbial watermark for next year – this is where you are starting, this is where you are going to get to, now go to it.

Set your Mark and Measure yourself against it.


Want more? Check out my book Code Your Way Up – available as an eBook or Paperback on Amazon (CAN and US).  I’m also the co-host of the Remotely Prepared podcast.


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