If you’re reading this, then you already know. You’ve made it another year! Great job! If you think that was just a cheesy hook to get you to read this post, you’re right. But keep reading. You’re already here!
As we quickly transition into 2015, I want to encourage you to not only look forward to the New Year, but to look back on your accomplishments of the previous year. Lately, I’ve been sharing my strong belief of the importance of a personal bucket list with anyone who is willing to listen. I love the feeling of accomplishment I get when I cross goals off of my list.
What about you? Yes, you made it another year, but what else did you do? Or even, what didn’t you do? Accomplishments don’t always have to be measured by what you do. Maybe at the start of 2014 you told yourself that you wouldn’t gain any weight over the course of the year, instead of the common “I will lose weight” goal. If you’ve maintained a healthy weight, congrats! Get the idea? It’s great to celebrate the large victories, but don’t overlook the many little wins over the year that have helped you get to where you are today, even if it means not taking a step backwards.
My wife and I had a great year. If I had to give 2014 a theme it would be “growth.” We each had victories of our own but we also did a lot together, too. Here are some highlights from our 2014:
- I spoke at my company’s first ever TEDx event, TEDxCardinalHealth.
- We celebrated 2 years of marriage.
- Allison created her photography business. (Check out her Facebook and Pixieset pages!)
- We both committed to pursuing our goals and passions. Love what you do, right?
- Allison pursued a yoga teacher certification and started teaching.
- We have set goals for 2015!
I genuinely hope you had an excellent year. Take a minute to yourself to reflect on your victories and wins. Like I mentioned, you’re here! That tells me that you’ve made some good decisions (or at least didn’t make bad decisions?) Pat yourself on the back and get ready to do it again!
Thanks for reading in 2014 and stay tuned for what’s to come in 2015!