The year’s coming to an end and many of us, or some of us, or please God at least one of us! is looking back and reviewing their life, what’s happened, what they want to happen next. This is a very useful exercise.
But sometimes it can be a painful exercise. Sometimes…well, there’s one guy I’m thinking of who talked to me about how frustrated he was with himself. “I could be doing much better. I’m SO not doing my best. And what makes it worse—I just know that if I did my best, hell, I could do ANYTHING!” And there he sat, a young man with the eyes of someone tortured by self-loathing, watching another year of sub-par performance slide into the past.
Lots of people feel this way and for many of them this self-torture comes to a head at this looking-back, looking-forward time of year.
But we can help.
Let me begin by telling you something that might surprise you: (more…)