Another year has begun, and we are already nearing the end of February. This is a great time to go back and review your 2011 goals and see if you are on track. Have you reached the milestones set out? How should you adapt your strategy to better reach your goals? Remember that every plan is a basis for change, and it’s important to monitor progress and adjust accordingly.
Many people talk about learning from mistakes, few take the time to reflect on their success. Jason Fried, Co-Founder of 37Signals, touches on this point in a Mixergy interview. History repeats itself, and by understanding your success you are able to actively ensure future triumphs. Focusing on what went well is also extremely motivating. Keeping track of your achievements will inspire you to reach higher levels and push your boundaries.
Unlike large businesses, entrepreneurs and freelancers don’t have someone else watching and analyzing their every move. We have to proactively review and assess our efforts honesty. The benefit we have is flexibility, as we are able to learn from our success and quickly change our strategy.
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