A friend posted a link to a personal inventory exercise she planned to do at the end of the year, in which she tried to list all of the things she had done right in 2018, as well as all of the things she thought she had done wrong. The purpose is to help a person look at their accomplishments as well as failures, in order to both see what went wrong as well as remind himself or herself of what they did well. Doing this can help us maintain skills and strengths and recognize what might need to be changed in the coming year.
Interestingly, one of the sentences I would write about what I did right this year uses the exact same words that would show up in a sentence that describes what I did wrong.
Right: "I deleted almost every political Facebook post I saw, no matter who it came from.
Wrong: "I deleted almost every political Facebook post I saw, no matter who it came from.
As you can see, the question of emphasis matters a great deal. But I certainly know where -- and how -- I can improve in 2019.