I think it's useful to keep prior successes in mind as one starts new endeavors. I think it's as important to analyze what we we've done right as what we've done wrong, and to step back and recognize trajectories. To wit:
2010 was a truly pivotal year. People all over realized that times were not going to just get better on their own. Shells of complacency broke and their denizens emerged to re-discover their voice, their free will, their power.
I want to congratulate every person out there who made a positive change last year. To everyone who started a new career, a new business, or went back to school. To everyone who moved to a new place, bought a house, or expanded their family. To everyone who promoted their books, their work, their beliefs, or themselves. To everyone who kept their nerve and worked their asses off to improve their own lives and the lives of others. To everyone who didn't give in to fear, who didn't decide to wait out the uncertainty...
Happy New Year! May 2011 reward you for your courage.