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Make the next decade count

It's that time of the year when we start reflecting on what we have achieved throughout the year. You might be happy with a few things and not with others. Personally, I can say that mine was quite a roller coaster, from the very top to the very bottom. It was a year of extremes, through which, I have learned a lot about myself and what I want to do.

But this time it's a bit different as we are about to enter a new decade. So let's take the opportunity to reflect on the last 10 years and start working on the next 10 by building a long term vision. Let's make this next decade count!

Let's start by doing a checkpoint of the last 10 years. On a piece of paper or on your computer, answer the following questions:

- What are your 3 biggest accomplishments?

You want to write down the things that you are the most proud of, planned or not. If you cannot find something completed, you can also mention something that you have proudly started.

- Name 3 things that you wished you had accomplished but didn't happen. What was in the way?

There may have been quite a few years that you kept telling yourself "I wish I'd done this or that", "If only I had passed that certification" and so on. Look at the regrets you have for having dropped or not taken an opportunity.

- What or when were you the most excited over the last 10 years and why?

What made your blood rush through your veins and wish that this moment, or period of time, would last forever? Where was it? Was there anyone with you?

- Over the last 10 years, what are you grateful for?

It could be some decisions that you took or the support that you've received from others. It's a pretty wide range, basically you want to find what you should be thankful for.