What's the best lesson you learned this year?

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edited December 2022 in Just for Fun

I don't know about you, but I can hardly believe 2022 is coming to an end. I always view the New Year as a time to reflect and set new goals. As I look back, I am reflecting on the lessons learned last year and how I might use those to help me become my best self in 2023.

Lesson 1: Quality means much more to me than quantity.

Lesson 2: If I don't have a goal, I certainly won't know when I've achieved it. Set the goal-write it down-tell others who can help me achieve it. Celebrate when I get there. And if I don't... re-evaluate my steps. Don't give up.

Lesson 3: Grace is a beautiful thing.

Oh, my lessons list could stretch on forever. Curious... what lessons 2022 taught you and how will apply those for 2023?


  • KentWeimerKentWeimer Posts: 121 ✭✭✭
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