At some point, in the closing weeks of any year, we're struck with the realisation that the year really is coming to a close and a new sense of urgency kicks in. Some years this happens gradually, but for you something has shifted over the last 48 hours and where you may have moved into the final days of last week thinking you had plenty of time on your hands, you're all of a sudden realising how little time you have to bring this year home. What has changed is that your focus is now on the road ahead rather than the rear view mirror.