As we approached the end of 2016, I was keen to spend some time reviewing the events, progress, and slippage that has occurred! It’s also an opportunity to see what lessons can be learned so that they are avoided in the future (not always successfully, I may add!).
In some ways though, reviewing 2016 isn’t an easy task, and this is my first and a major lesson learned! Because, for 2016, I didn’t publicly proclaim my goals in such a way that they could be monitored effectively. But more than that, I didn’t really articulate my goals, even to myself in a way that was useful until much later in the year.
I kind of got wise to myself around September when I realised that my progress was slow and disjointed. I recognise this as a character flaw that I need to work on, because without clear direction, I tend to hop from one thing to another without really bringing anything to a successful conclusion.
I’ve written in the past about being lured by the next shiny object to cross my path and in 2016 I took up that mantle too often and got well and truly overwhelmed.
So with this in mind, here’s a review of 2016. (You can also check out my 2015 review here as a comparison to 2016.)
Despite the lack of well-articulated goals, there were some overriding themes that were uppermost in my mind as things that I wanted to achieve, or, at the very least, progress in 2016. These were:Continue Reading