Looking Back in Anger – Or Happiness
The end of 2010 is fast approaching.
If you are anything like me, you are still wondering what happened to the middle bit of the year. As I write this, we are well into 2010 with 109 days left until the end of the year.
People tend to look at goals or resolutions at the start of the year. I look at mine each month and every week (Sunday evenings).
Of course, by now you will know if you are on track with the goals you set at the start of the year so here is a question for you.
If you project yourself forward to the end of the year and look back at your accomplishments will you find yourself feeling fulfilled or disappointed with what you did (or didn’t) do?
I don’t really put any stock in feeling guilty but one great abilities we can use our pre-frontal cortex for is to move in time. It is usually used to go into the future and worry or go into the past and feel guilty but we can also use it to move to the end of the year and take a look back.
You still have plenty of time to make some big changes, do the things you want to do and pass exams you want to pass. So get a move on.
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Hasn’t the year rolled by. It has been a big year of change for me, and I have knocked off some big goals. Experiencing an earthquake wasn’t one I planned, but that can be ticked off as well.
A quarter of the year to go, thanks for the advice to take stock and see what else can be achieved.
Thanks for the wake up!
I love the idea of projecting to the end of the year to take a look at what I am doing now. What a great way to take inventory of what I am doing in order to achieve my goals!
I fit into the category of people who reflect yearly about my goals. I usually do this around my birthday. I am going to try to do it more intermittently, as you suggest. Hopefully I will stay on target and be able to adjust as the year goes by.
Moving around in time is an interesting idea. It is seems like a way to really predict a cause and effect relationship to the choices you are making now. Very reflective.
I also like to look at my goals more than once a year. It keeps me on track. I can also change what I need to change without losing too much time if I notice that I have to correct something.
Thank you for the encouragement! I will take this advice. It is a great way to keep track of my goals.
That was amazing, not too many people have the strength and common sense to move forward. to keep focusing on the solution and ignore the problem all at the same time. I think meditation helps our inner game get prepared to face the real time problem when i finally arrives. and when it does you won’t be shocked. you’d be facing it with courage.
It’s so easy for us to get stuck in a mental rut. Life is about growth. people need to move on, to grow their lives, to learn more, earn more. In the end they would get the best in life. Procrastination never made anyone successful.
Focusing on the positive things you’ve accomplished is a good motivator. Build on those things and you’d get more of those results and you will achieve faster results.
I?m re-reading this message again, almost at the end of the year. I would say I?m looking back in happiness. I succeeded in my objective to grow my part-time business, and am still happy in my full-time job. Still working on dropping a few pounds, but there are a few weeks left 🙂
Happiness. I?m healthy, working, ad have good buddies.
Happy. Just the other day on the job someone was starting to complain about work – and then stopped and said “but I have jobs and we can pay the bills. How stupid to complain.” We all nodded our heads.
Yes, looking forward to all kinds of unexpected opportunities in 2011. Anything could happen! ? Sue