What would you do if you could do it again?
This is the kind of question you want to ask yourself at the end of the year to 1) reflect on the year passing and 2) to get an idea what you can change the following year.
I usually spend some time at the beginning of January to do that. I think about my highs and lows of the past year and ponder about the year ahead.
Like most people, I have resigned from writing down new year’s resolutions in the form of vague or unrealistic goals.
I like the idea of starting a year afresh as if I had a blank canvas to paint the story on. Of course, that is not how reality necessarily looks like since our circumstances might not change.
However, imagine you could do a reboot/reset/refresh of your inner world – your thoughts, your attitudes, your ideas, your values, your beliefs, your goals, your habits, your behavior…
What files would you like to delete and start afresh?
Here are 7 questions that you can ask yourself in order to get ready for a blank canvas.
Even if you have already planned out your 2020, let me encourage you to reflect on these questions as they will help you avoid making the same mistakes as this year.
Feel free to copy these questions into a word document and start your own list. Take your time.
By looking back, we get a clearer picture of where we are at and why we find ourselves in that place.
What this is not about is dwelling on the past, beating yourself up or reminiscing on what could/should/would have been.
Once you finished these 7 questions, start a new document and write your 2020 goals on top.
Then go through the list and write 3-5 thoughts/beliefs, values, habits etc. that will help you achieve your goals.
If you have not set your goals yet and would like some help with that, let me know.
I provide coaching for leaders and managers who want to become more effective in their leadership of people.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
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