I would like you to consider the past 24 hours.

Were they successful, or perhaps not?

Did you achieve all that you set out to, or were there disappointments?

Do you feel proud of what you contributed, or are you silently hoping that no-one else noticed?

Be honest and candid with yourself, but don’t be too harsh.

Now that we’ve assessed it, what do we do next?

If you can identify a few key successes, let me encourage you to celebrate them.

You may not need a parade, but find a way to endorse what you have done.

And if there are aspects of the past 24 hours that you wish you could have done differently, make sure that you do them differently next time.

You can’t change the past, but you can change the future.

Learn from the experience.

Forgive yourself (and others if necessary).

Dust yourself off.

Identify new habits that you want to develop.

Too often we barge through life taking action without reflecting on our effectiveness.

Or alternatively, we suffer from paralysis by analysis.  Always assessing, but never acting.

There is room for both.

And our future contentment depends on it.