Our politicians can often make grandiose reflections that don't even remotely resemble the same events that others recall. Promises are sometimes broken or ignored.
Just a thought...shouldn't you and I do regular "State of the Person?" Not a speech or presentation, but a time to realize what we've done, positively or negatively. A chance to evaluate our walk with Christ and our passions in life.
But if we hope to improve in our Christian lives, we must be honest enough to correctly evaluate ourselves. Face failures and seek the future. Repent when necessary and rejoice in all things. Ask God to inform you of needed changes and to remind you of His promises.
Yeah, it's a "State of the Person" time. I want to be better than I've been, and become all He has for me to be. Thanks for the Holy Spirit that convicts and challenges and confirms me.