I thought it would be an appropriate time to reflect on 2008 in order to prepare for 2009. And what better way than to do a self-analysis . . . a personal inventory of your results from this past year. I have taken an excerpt from the business classic, “Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill, to help you out.
I recommend setting aside sufficient time to ponder the questions below and to write down your responses.
“Annual self-analysis is an essential in the effective marketing of personal services, as is annual inventory in merchandising. Moreover, the yearly analysis should disclose a decrease in faults, and an increase in virtues. One goes ahead, stands still, or goes backward in life. One’s object should be, of course, to go ahead. Annual self-analysis will disclose whether advancement has been made, and if so, how much. It will also disclose any backward steps one may have made. The effective marketing of personal services requires one to move forward even if the progress is slow.