Knowing your strengths and weaknesses is essential to professional development and – ultimately – career progression. But not liking a task or project is different from not having the right skills to tackle it, and vice versa. An honest analysis of your performance over the past year will help you uncover hidden potential to build on, and shortcomings to overcome. Use this opportunity to find out if you achieved your goals for the year, as well as the key areas you could improve to do better in the next. Take these simple steps to evaluate yourself and set yourself up for success in 2018.