“The way to measure your progress is backward against where you started, not against your ideal.” Dan Sullivan, The Gain and The Gap.
When you’re looking over your year in 2018, what goals did you have? Did you reach them? If not, how do you feel about that?
You can either look at the Gap-the difference between where you wanted to be, and where you are. Or you can look at the Gain-the difference between where you are from where you started. If you think of your goal like a puzzle that’s not completely finished, are you looking at the pieces that are missing and feeling disappointed you didn’t finish the puzzle? Or are you looking at all of the pieces you put together? One way will make you feel like a failure-not very motivating to keep going. The other way will make you feel successful-totally motivating. Which will you choose?