As I put the finishing touches on my Christmas dinner, I was struck by the fact that 2012 was almost over! It seemed just like yesterday I was anxious about the New Year and made several resolutions for 2012. I cannot believe that 2013 is upon us.
Before I closed out the year, I spent some quality time reflecting on 2012. I celebrated my accomplishments and identified the lessons I had learned from my challenges. Last year year was an amazing one and I was richly blessed with love, family, and friends.
As 2012 closed, did you take the time for reflection? What did you celebrate? I hope that you to took time to count your blessings and audaciously celebrate the close of 2012.
With a joyful heart,
Top 10 Year-End Review Questions
As the year speeds to its end, we begin to mentally prepare for next year. This is also a great opportunity to take time to for reflection. Schedule time to assess both your personal and professional challenges as well as accomplishments THIS year.
Here are some questions to ask:
1. What have I accomplished this year? Be specific. Write it all down. Schedule some time to celebrate this!
2. What have I learned this year? What skills did you pick up? What emotional lessons?
3. What got in my way? This is where your work will be next year. Be honest if it was your own self that got in the way.
4. Who contributed to my successes? What can you do to recognize these members of your personal or professional team?
5. What mistakes did I make, and what did I learn from them? Writing these down is a good refresher for what not to do next year.
6. How was my work consistent with my values? What will you do with the inconsistencies?
7. Where did I not take responsibility? Sometimes this is easier to see with a little distance from the actual event.
8. How did my performance rate? Give yourself a letter grade or a 1-10 score.
9. What do I need to let go of? Doing so can help you move much more lightly into 2013?
10. What was missing for me this year? How can you incorporate them into next year?
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