While Chris did at least manage to list his accomplishments, which were considerable, he forgot to seriously congratulate himself on them. He forgot to take pride in how much farther along he is than he was, even if he did not meet the ambitious goals he set for himself last year.
I'd been thinking about this very thing, as one day not long ago I realized how very far I've come in the past year, even if I did not meet all my goals. Yes, I'm a failure. But I'm a success, too.
My main project is, of course, The Toki-Girl and the Sparrow-Boy Series.