It’s the middle of December and now’s as good a time as any to start looking back at 2010 and deciding if it was a good year for you, or not; and then to start looking ahead to 2011 and deciding what type of year you want it to be.
The best guide I’ve seen in a long time for retrospection and future planning is online at http://chrisguillebeau.com/3x5/how-to-conduct-your-own-annual-review/.
The author, Chris Guillebeau, wrote The Art of Non-Conformity. I found out about Chris’s work from the Seth Godin blog.
The annual review has a great feel for categories, ways to create action steps to get you to your goals, and encouragement to create a theme for the coming year.
The best line in the article is absolute truth: “We overestimate what we can get done in a day, and we underestimate what we can get done in a year.”
Have you looked back? Are looking forward?