Look back and plan forward

The New Year is a natural time to want to start making some changes. Which is why now is the time to look back on your year. While experience is great to have, you need to evaluate it to get the most out of it. In order to be more successful in this New Year, you must take a look back at last year and understand what it is you need to change exactly to get want you want.

The first thing you should do is go through your wins and losses during the past year. Events such as significant meetings, decisions, or accomplishments, anything you feel made an impact on your year, positively or negatively. Use that list of important events to continue your reflection and help push yourself closer to your goals.

The next step is to write down and reflect on a few questions:

  1. What shouldn’t I have done? Think about what did you neglect, what did you miss out on that you should have done?
  2. What did I do last year to help someone else? Consider how you can do this again and how to improve upon this year?
  3. What helped me grow the most last year? Take this question a little further with “can I repeat this again? Can I make this a habit?”
  4. How can I do better this year? This requires a little more thought and reflection. Think about how you can exceed your own expectations and outperform yourself, how you can grow more and make yourself more satisfied with your life.
  5. What did I fear last year? Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person.

When you write down these questions and really ask yourself, you will learn so much about yourself and you can then apply what you learn to change in this New Year. This is necessary because you must connect your current habits with what you want; evaluate where you are, where you choose to be, and identify how to get there.

If you study your performance last year and use the leverage of the New Year, you can effectively make positive changes throughout your life.

To your success!

If you would like further information or you have any questions about this blog give me a call at 305-899-9963 or email me at [email protected] and we’ll make it happen.

Coach John
“Living beyond the ordinary”

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