It’s that time of year again! As I sat quietly this morning in my sun room sipping my coffee I was vividly remembering my sweet grandmother saying to me when I was a little girl that the new year came faster and faster every year as you get older. I never understood that then. I know now that most of us feel the same way. I feel like I was just cleaning and packing all my holiday decorations and before I knew it I was taking them right out again!
I know everyone is talking about resolutions, goals, vision boards etc. and I know we all need to do all those things. I just wanted to talk about personal reflection right now. The end of the year is a natural pause point to think about the prior year and to visualize the new one. It is the time of year that we reflect and reminisce. In one of the training classes I ran this week I talked to my guys about just focusing on a few things right now. We have to ask ourselves some questions because those questions are a catalyst for digging deeper into our personal reflection.
Successes large and small over the last year should be recognized. Any progress is an accomplishment. We need to think about things that didn’t go as expected just as much. If we didn’t make any mistakes we would never learn the lessons we have learned.
These were the only questions I asked and told them to really think about and then write it down:
- What was the absolute best thing that happened to you this year?
- What was the most disappointing thing that happened to you this year?
- What was the biggest waster of time for you last year?
- What is the “most” important thing you want to accomplish in 2016?
I think you can get so much out asking yourself these few simple questions. It makes you think about where you have been and what you have accomplished. It also makes you face your failures so you can focus on what lessons you have learned from them and what you will change this year to get a different result.
The “New Year” is a time for new beginnings and new endeavors. Last year was just a stepping stone to this one.
Have a prosperous, healthy, productive, peaceful, energetic and super happy new year!
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