“If you make the mistake of looking back too much, you aren’t focused enough on the road in front of you.”
How was business this year? How much did you grow? How many obstacles did you overcome? How many mistakes did you make? How many new clients did you sign up? How many clients did you lose? How happy are your staff? How much money did you make?
As the year takes its course so we engage on a daily basis doing whatever needs to be done to get through each day. However, there is deep value in knowing where you’ve come from, so that your road ahead is wiser and better. More important than what happened, is why things happened and what actions or lack of action prompted those consequences. Clients don’t just leave, employees don’t just stay, and profits don’t just climb.
Each measurable is a result of decisions and behaviours which lead to outcomes. Sarah Paulson said “Looking back is a way to sharpen the focus on the things you want to change in your life. I think there’s something about nostalgia that really puts a fine point on the here-and-now, and that can be incredibly fascinating and interesting and engaging for the mind.”
Analyse your year so that you can sharpen your focus – enjoy your review with fascination and interest so that you can engage your mind in doing more of the positives next year!