The end of December or early January is the ideal point to sit back and reflect on your situation. Was it as good as it could have been? Did you look after yourself? Were there things you should have done better? Here are a few questions to help you noodle about the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly aspects of 2009. See how you rate and compare yourself with other readers of the TechRepublic IT Leadership blog.
Reflecting back on 2009 in general, consider each of your 3 basic life aspects and give yourself an honest self-appraisal about how you think the year worked out for you:
If you are happy with your scores - Congratulations! Allow me to give you a pat on the back for a life well lived - nice stuff!
If not, now's the time to start planning for a more-successful future. You need to take charge of your life. If you don't, chances are 2010 is going to look a lot like this one.
Here's to a great and successful New Year!
John M. McKee is the founder and CEO of BusinessSuccessCoach.net, an international consulting and coaching practice with subscribers in 43 countries. One of the founding senior executives of DIRECTV, his hands-on experience includes leading billion dollar organizations and launching start-ups in both the U.S. and Canada. The author of two published books, he is frequently seen providing advice on TV, in magazines, and newspapers.