Bill Gates said, “Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.”
At the end of every year I spend a couple of weeks trying to capture the essence of the previous twelve months. After that, I name and claim what I hope to create in the following twelve.
Every year definitely has its own flavor, but without some kind of summary that can easily bring the challenges and breakthroughs to mind, I can lose sight of how far I’m come, how much I’ve been able to contribute, or the overarching themes of any given decade.
I can also lose sight of how much time is passing without any progress towards the big, hairy, audacious goals I claim to equate with the meaning of life – at least my life.
This year I thought it would be fun to create an infographic of 2014. Doing so each year can keep me on track as well as eternally grateful and often humbled.
The talented designer Amanda Burton at LIttle Miss Mrs creates these cards and newsletters. Because I could only use a limited number of words and events, I had to choose them wisely and strategically, sometimes as code for something else.
For example, I never say “what not“, but it’s the favorite word of the youngsters in my life. Including it includes them. “It’s good to be Queen” refers to a significant shift I experienced participating in my Eating Psychology coaching program.
There are still a few edits left to make on this version but I wanted to share it with you before the first month of the New Year escaped. Maybe it will inspire you to create one for yourself or your family?