I am not one to do resolutions. I failed when I did them. I started doing reflections of my current year and what I want for my next year about 7 years ago. I found some reflection questions online and they have helped. I have also done a vision board. I will say I did not do this for 2012 when 2011 was on the way out.
I can say in the past I have accomplished more goals when I had vision, plans and evaluations of my past and future goals. 2012 has been a rough year for family, friends and myself. So my reflections will be deeper and delve into areas I haven’t fully reflected on.
I am sharing the reflection questions I will be answering from now until the first week of the new year. I will also work on a vision board.
I pray my new year and yours is properous and transforming for you.
Happy New Year to you all.
Check out the questions and feel free to share here in my comments section.
12 QUESTIONS FOR THE YEAR PAST AND THE YEAR AHEAD
The Year Past:
1) What went well? Identify the goals you accomplished or advanced towards; and note anything else that went well and is worth highlighting.
2) In what ways did you grow and evolve in the ‘evolution of you’? How were you tested or challenged and how did you grow as a result? What new skills, knowledge, ideas and insights (life, work, other) have made you better or different from the beginning of the year?
3) What were your favorite moments of 2012? Savouring positive experiences has been proven to be a success strategy for building optimism, resilience and mojo – all essential ingredients to personal and professional wellbeing!
4) What do you need to clean-out or let go of right now from the year past to be ready to start fresh in 2013? Consider both your physical space (your office, your home) as well as your emotional and mental mindsets.
5) What and who are you most grateful for right now? Consider the people in your life; the circumstances; the gifts; make this a juicy list!
6) If there was a theme for 2012 for you personally, what would it be? i.e. “This was the year of ____.”
The Year Ahead:
7) What are your goals for 2013? Consider professional goals as well as personal goals. Consider small, medium and BHAG goals (big hair audacious goals).
8 ) What of your strengths and assets will you deliberately use more of in the year ahead to realize your goals? Consider your personal strengths but also your assets such as your network, knowledge, experience and more. Make a plan.
9) In what ways will you take care of your personal wellbeing to maintain or boost your “Mojo” – resilience, energy, inspiration and sense of wellbeing? Take time to reflect on your physical wellbeing as well as your mental and emotional wellbeing. If you were at your peak – what would that look like? What needs to happen to bridge the gap from where you are today to where you want to be? Make a plan.
10) In what ways will you take care of your professional wellbeing to boost or maintain your work-life aspirations and career mojo? What new skills will you acquire or deepen? How will you foster/grow your network? What new challenges will you take on? And what support might you call on to help you achieve your professional goals?
11) In what ways will you contribute something to the ‘greater good’ of _____ (choose a community or communities of choice)?
12) If the year ahead is to have a personal theme for you, what would that be? i.e. “This will be the year of ____”
I found these questions here: http://tgimworklife.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/12-questions-for-the-year-end-and-new-year/