This is a guest post by my friend and colleague Sharen Murnaghan.
There are two times a year when we deeply reflect on things: New Year's Eve and our birthday.
Typically, we reflect on what happened during the past year; what our plans or hopes are for the next year; what we accomplished in the past year; what were our failures and what were our successes.
August 18 was my birthday and it caused me to reflect on all these things and in particular to focus on successes.
This was driven, I suppose, because I had recently watched Richard St. John’s Ted Talk on the 8 Secrets of Success. I even sent it to the WhatsApp group I share with my kids aspiring that they will watch it too and thus make them think about how they can become successful. (Yes, I confess to being an ambitious mum!)