The hand was dealt. The cards were played. The project was completed. The cookie has crumbled. What do we discover?
The final analysis offers the opportunity for reflection. It presents a chance to grow, learn, evolve and transcend. It requires a dissection of the preparation, the experience and the outcome. We analyse our original assumptions and measure them against the reality we encountered.
In this process, we are confronted with our hubris, our incorrect world views, our genius, our shortcomings and our moments of brilliance.
We learn best when we are able to identify and acknowledge our strengths as well as our weaknesses.
We improve the most when we look back to compare experience with expectation.