Human nature tends to gravitate our thoughts to projects we have left unfinished. Once a task is completed, a goal achieved, milestone reach we are quick to let the memory fade away. We spend more time fretting about the peaks we abandoned during our summit attempt than the ones we actually climbed.
Can we intentionally work against our nature? Is it possible to schedule a moment to pause and remind ourselves of success? Is it possible to have visual reminders of what once stood fixed in our focus?
Often the best stories come from the photos we see with those we visit. The stories that define their lives are captured within the pictures that they have carefully curated. Amazing achievements only spoken of when given an far to infrequent light.
Perhaps this year we can spend more time celebrating that which has been accomplished rather than filling our agendas with discussions of that which is broken, failed, or not complete.