This is the last Wednesday of 2011, another year in the history books. When I was in college I had a professor who said that World History is our country’s homework. If we learn from it, our future will be better. If we don’t, we’ll suffer the fate of the Roman Empire and crumble. He wanted us to appreciate the significance of his class.
In a similar same way, the history of your life is important to your success. 2011 is now part of your history book. It’s the homework that should make tomorrow better. What did you learn? How would you rank this year compared to others? Best yet? Worst ever? Rollercoaster ride?
I think it’s cool when magazines do a “year in review” issue and we can look back at the best and worst of the past year. What events would make your personal “year in review”? What do you want to remember forever? What do you want to do better next year? I always take this week to look at the year I just lived. I make a top ten list of mistakes and accomplishments and then choose one thing to change, one thing that I resolve (yes, as in New Year’s Resolution) to do better next year.
Come on!! It’s your life! You define you. What did you learn from 2011?