080: Be Kind When You Rewind

Be Kind When You Rewind

A Kind Assessment of Your Year

December 8, 2017

 

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A KIND ASSESSMENT OF YOUR YEAR

(AKA DO NOT USE YOUR PAST YEAR TO BEAT YOURSELF UP)

For many of us, as the end of the year creeps closer, so does the inevitable assessment.

• How did I do at meeting my goals?

• Where did I fall short?

• Why did I fall short?

And those are perfectly reasonable questions as long as they’re not used as a stick with which to beat ourselves up. For many of us, the yearly assessment looked good for the first month or so. And then we began to slide farther and farther from the goals we'd intended to meet. And as we slid, so did our morale. For many, goals are completely abandoned by Fall and the self-condemnation begins.

What does it really mean when we don't reach our goals? Listen to the full episode to find out (and stop beating yourself up)!

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