Annual Reflections Work Their Magic
Before we usher in the new year, I want to each of us to take a moment to reflect on 2017. Life can blur past us sometimes. It’s good to make a conscious effort to acknowledge the good and bad of each year. By doing so, it helps you to focus on the new year through a fresh lens. I find the holiday season to be a perfect time to pause and reconnect with our many blessings. A few things to consider in your reflection process:
- Did you set goals last year? If yes, did you meet those goals? If you feel short, where did you fall short?
- What went well this year? How can you repeat that success?
- What didn’t go so well this year? How can you change that next year?
- Who helped along the way? How can you thank them?
- Who do you need help from next year? How do you respectfully ask for that assistance?
- What are your goals for 2018? What actionable steps can you take to meet them?
I do know that when I take on this reflective exercise, I always learn how incredibly lucky I am. I am grateful to my family, friends and clients. They all make my life so full.
In recognition of my clients, over the year I have made donations to Dana Farber, Boston’s Children’s Hospital, American Lung Association, ALS Association, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Worcester County Food Bank. I am grateful to these organizations (amongst many others) for always being poised to help at the most critical times in the lives of people around us.
I wish all of you an abundance of happiness, success and peace in the new year.