Looking Back to Look Forward

The middle of 2010 has come and gone, and yet I'm finding it hard to believe that half the year is behind us. For weeks, I've been referring to February like it wasn't that long ago — and I'm still finding myself writing 2009 at the top of my journal.

Time is a tricky creature that I've let run wild for the first part of this year. Even though the last 6 months have felt like a whirlwind, I'm proud of my top 6 accomplishments from January to June. When I sat down to reflect, I came up with the following list:

  • Landed a new job that's better aligned with my core values

  • Became a guest blogger and recorded a podcast with Kimberly Wilson

  • Celebrated 2 years of love and fun with my mister

  • Increased my net worth significantly and took a big chunk out of le debt

  • Connected with a rock star mentor, @GwenBell

  • Created an inspirational 'office' area in a tiny nook of my apartment

The image above is a slice from my journal. I am excited about the goals I set for the 2nd half of 2010. There aren't a lot of numbers or deadlines (a departure from my typical goal-setting strategy), but more of a focus on how I want to feel when I reflect back on these next 6 months at the conclusion of this year.

What about you? Have you spent some time considering your accomplishments from the last 6 months? This part of the process is often overlooked, but it is just as important as setting goals. Take a moment to praise yourself for all you've done!