What Did I Accomplish This Year?

Posted by Tom Locke on December 31st, 2009 filed in Business, History, Life

For many of us, this year was a blur.  Technology kept its exponential pace, the worldwide economy and global change remained as pressing issues and we lost a number of people who have had an impact on our lives.

But what did we do to make our lives count this year?  It’s a good bet that our achievements aren’t right at our fingertips.  So how do we access them?  One approach that I use is to sit down on New Years Day and spend a couple of hours going through my calendar from the previous year.  It’s amazing how just a few notes about an appointment/meeting/event can conjur up memories and results.  From there, I simply write down the ones that were most meaningful to me.  One year I used a dictating machine in order  to capture my initial thoughts and analysis.

Having gone through this process the past couple of years, I am getting pretty good at retrieving the highlights of my year and I am looking to forward to achieving more in 2010.

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