Mid Year, Good Year

It’s July and the first half of 2012 has passed by.  So much has happened and so much more is waiting to happen.  July, for me, is also a good time of year to take a step back and reflect on the past six months.  What have we done?  Have we reached the goals we set out?  Not only professionally but most importantly also personal goals.   After all, one must develop as a person as well as professionally.  That’s what I believe anyways.

We are not perfect human beings.  There are flaws and character traits that can be improved on and some that are undesirable.  Some like to bite their nails, some may be things like hearing and not listening.

Sometimes, if we don’t take a step back every now and then, we forget.  We go on with our daily lives, doing our daily tasks, doing our daily obligations and forget to look at ourselves in the mirror.   A real “look” at ourselves (not just to check if the hair is alright or that you put on the makeup fine).  That means really analyzing what it is we are doing with our lives.  What sort of person are we and what sort of person are we becoming.  Is this what we want to be? What are our bad points?  Do we hear but not listen? Do we talk but not act?  Of course the same can be done professionally.

So I have a few personal goals that I’m working on and yes, after having set my goals earlier there is always a time for follow up.  Am I a better person?  Am I thinking positive often enough?  Am I getting more organized?  Am I continuing on with my running regime ? Am I listening more?… The list can go on and on.

It’s not easy, but then if not to improve oneself, what would we have learnt in this lifetime?   Lets make this lifetime a one of learning and developing. 🙂  Good night! 🙂

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