Last updated on 11th January 2009
Yesterday and today are a check-in time with my friend Larry. I've written in a previous blog post how Larry and I have met every three or four months for many years specifically to review how our lives are going and to plan and prioritize our goals for the next few months. "Taking charge" of our lives in this kind of way makes huge sense. For example the self-determination literature (S-DT) highlights the importance of making autonomous decisions about what we put our energy into. This S-DT research and much other work (e.g. a recent study on goal-setting) also emphasises that this kind of approach is a core component of growing wellbeing in one's life. Yeats wrote something like "A friend is someone who sees the potential in you and helps you to live it." Meeting with an old friend in the way Larry and I have done, is certainly an example of what Yeats was talking about.