"Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years."
*Important note: The below are the results of the first step of my annual goal setting process, as outlined in the totally free Goal Setting and Action Workbook that will be available for download later this week.
I usually try to spend the week between Christmas and New Years not doing much at all. It's mainly family time, relaxing and some pretty deep reflection.
One of my favorite parts of the year is this annual pondering. I'll spend hours on end reviewing my events, goals, weekly planning documents and each month on my calendar. Just to let the past 12 months soak in. This is always the first step of my annual goal setting process and the first step of every new year.
You notice the quote from Bill Gates above. Well, I like the to think of that even shorter term:
Most people overestimate what they can do in one day but underestimate what they can do in a year.
It's amazing, if not mind-blowing, what any of us are capable of accomplishing and experiencing in just a few months.