A MUST DO Before The End Of The Year
more, more, MOAR!
It’s always been my mindset (and you’ve probably thought the same before).
What's next, next, NEXT!
You get told to set goals, envision the future, aim for targets - always looking forwards.
When was the last time you reflected on the past?
That’s where all the solutions lie.
As 2018 winds down to a close I thought I’d share with you the questions I’m pondering.
How did you see the past year going?
What were your plans, your dreams, your concrete goals if you had any?
What disappointments or regrets did you experience this past year?
What did you feel you should have been acknowledged for but weren’t?
What did you accomplish this past year that you were most proud of?
What were two or three specific themes that kept recurring?
What were the major life lessons you learned this past year?
These come from a book called ‘Your Best Year Yet’. I intended to read it to be able to focus on 2019 and get really clear on what I wanted to achieve.
Instead the first half of the book was all about 2018.
(a blessing in disguise)
It's been a big year for myself and I completely ignored it, already thinking to next year and all the new goals.
This book highlighted the importance of review.
Reflection, acknowledgement, gratitudes, lessons, limiting beliefs - stuff we should be doing more of.
There’s a lot to be learned from your experiences. As the saying goes, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes.”
With a year review you can ensure you don’t make the same mistakes.
It also allows you to see what a fantastic year you’ve had. Acknowledge the awesome things you did! Even it’s it’s been tough you can celebrate your resilience to be able to keep going.
My challenge for you is this.
Scroll back up and answer the questions honestly (if you're a high-achiever you can write them down).
I'm definitely making this a yearly thing.