December is a perfect time to reflect as we enter into the New Year. Whenever it comes to goals, most of us can say that we’re not quite there. While there are rare individuals that can boast that every area of their life is absolutely perfect, it’s not common.
Is There Room For Growth In Your Life?
If we’re completely honest with ourselves and open for personal improvement, we will admit that there is always room for growth. If you look back at your previous year, you might find a roller coaster of emotional moments, pitfalls, and peaks. But, life would be rather dull if everything stayed the same all of the time. While some of us grow from our mistakes, others might continue to repeat them until they learn a hard lesson. What I found in life, fighting personal change is a recipe for disaster.
I’ve also learned in looking back this year that stubbornness doesn’t prove right or wrong, nor does it solve anything.
Keeping Things Short & Sweet
I’m keeping my word count low this post, keeping things short and sweet. While yearly reflections are good, it’s better to learn and grow from our past. Good or bad, if we don’t show that we’re moving forward, we’re stuck. Growth requires taking action steps after identifying where we can change and improve.
My Top Ten Reflections For The Year
- Yes, some 2.5-year-olds do breastfeed until preschool.
- Your past will text you when it’s too late for them.
- Work smart by keeping track of your progress.
- Sometimes it takes a few attempts to get it right.
- Money saved means money not spent.
- I can only control me.
- Don’t bring your work home with you.
- Kid’s grow up too fast, enjoy them while they’re little.
- You’re not always acknowledged for what you do.
- Forget the haters & hang with the people that do accept & get you.
My favorite saying is paraphrased in the title, and it’s the most important thing to remind ourselves. While we may not be where we would like to be, we’re definitely not where we used to be.
More Inspiration From Participating Bloggers
(Will be updated as they get published.)
- Nicolle K.: Reflections – The Best and Not-So-Best Things About My 2017
- Jane Love: The Need To Reflect
- Ipuna Black: 2017 Reflections
- Sadaf Siddiqi: The Year’s Reflection
- Jothish Joseph:Mr. 2017
- Divyang Shah: Reflection 2k17 Collab
- Barb Caffrey: Reflections on 2017
- Mylene Orillo: 4 Things I Learned About Life This 2017