About this time of year I do a lot of reflection. It first started several years ago with the idea that "holy crap annual reviews at work are here!"
Then that morphed into a one-on-one with myself. A Spring Cleaning reality check of sorts...you know - how am I doing, so that I can be the best I need me to be, in order to be the best influence I can be to my family, friends, co-workers, employer - whatever the case may be.
In short, I've learned that I can't possibly be the best person all those people need me to be, if I can't even be the person who I need me to be.
With this in mind, I thought I would pass along these two references. Each have helped me out a great deal in different ways (please click the links below and enjoy the words and thoughts of a couple really smart people).
I also listen to Life Strategies by Dr. Phil about this time every year too.
"Becoming a Person of Influence" (by the way this entire book is good and worth the read).
"The Slight Edge" (summary)