As the year winds down, many of us go through a phase of introspection to determine a level of accomplishment or a means of validation to decide if the year was a success.

Such reflection can be instrumental in highlighting our greatest assets and areas for improvement. These thought-provoking moments are also necessary for personal development and allow us to enter into an expansive state to realize our full potential. In identifying our strengths, we can capitalize on those strong attributes. Our vulnerabilities should be perceived as opportunities to improve and become the best version of ourselves.

We may even ponder about aspects of family life. Did we spend quality time with our loved ones and openly express our love? Were we too engrossed with the hustle and bustle of life that we neglected or forgot to show how much we appreciated our family members?

Who did we encourage or support in their time of difficulties? Were we thoughtful and empathetic or selfish? How did we make others feel? What kind of energy did we exude? Did we give back to society through volunteering, mentoring, or helping others to succeed? Were we a good leader, portraying true qualities that inspired and motivated others to be their best?

Introspection is a good way to grow. | Pixabay

Was self-care a priority: mentally, physically, intellectually, and emotionally? How did we challenge or invest in ourselves?

This introspection is equally helpful for business owners. How well did we manage our businesses to make significant strides in balancing ethical practices, corporate responsibility, and profitability? Were we responsive to both the needs of employees and customers and in promoting work-life balance?

The answers to these questions will give a clear picture of what we need to introduce into our lives to have a fulfilling experience while creating memorable moments. We should all strive to embrace a life of gratitude, relaxation, and fulfillment. By seeking knowledge and acquiring new skills, the doors are open for endless possibilities and options.

Be diligent, confident, a good team player, and be the energy you want to attract. Establish healthy relationships to become a better individual and abandon toxic relationships. Aim for progression and maturity.

If there is a desire to hold leadership positions and be the decision-maker in organizations, don’t  sit around and wait. Instead, actively pursue activities like committee or board memberships, form a group, or co-ordinate events or workshops.

Take control of your life, create your own destiny, and be the one to determine your future. Follow your instincts and make things happen for yourself. There is a thin line between contentment and complacency and it is important to know the difference

Featured Image: The end of the year is a good time to reflect on your challenges and accomplishments. | Pixabay