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Ringing in the New Year is always exciting! It often feels like a new beginning filled with lots of potential and endless opportunities! And if your previous year wasn't your best one yet, it's relieving to close that chapter and start a new one.
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And, if you are like most Americans, then you also might be trying to come up with one (or even a few) New Year's Resolutions to help improve yourself, or your situation, in one way or another.
But before you do that, I'd like to purpose a challenge. While it is often preferred to just look ahead with promising hopes and dreams, I think it is also important to take a look back. Even if it is a bit ugly, I think we can learn a lot from the past, and use it to better prepare for our future.
So, before you start making your resolutions, I'd encourage you to take a moment and reflect back on your year:
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