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While a lot of people want to speed ahead to focus on a fresh New Year resolution, don’t underestimate the power of learning from your mistakes. There’s a lot of unleveraged wisdom to be mined from the past twelve months, if you know how to find it.
Hiding in plain sight are often uncelebrated and important accomplishments. Hard-won lessons you’d be wise not to repeat. And, some chronic emotional baggage that’s ready to be let go.
While many year in review rituals seem quite laborious and complex, this one cuts right to the chase.
Before you decide your New Year resolution and set life goals for the next 12 months, do this simple year in review.It’s not till you let go of something that you see how it’s been holding you back. Click To Tweet
All you need is your calendar and about 10 minutes. If you’d like to take longer or customize it, go for it.
But as is, this year in review process is fast, powerful and fun to do. These 3 simple questions help me clear my mental and emotional decks and set myself up for a strong start in the new year.
As Margaret Wheatley said, “Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.”
I could not agree more. So before you decide your New Year resolution or set life goals, take a the time to reflect on what you’ve learned these past 12 months with this year in review.
Once you’ve had a chance to watch, I’d love to hear from you. In the comments below, let me know:
- What’s one thing you did that you’re proud of
- What’s one mistake you made and the lesson you learned
- What’s one story you’re willing to let go of before the New Year
Remember, share as much detail as possible in your reply.
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Thank you so much for reading, watching and diving into the discussion. I’m so grateful for you!
One last thing…
This year in review process is important to do for yourself.
And, it’s also a great ritual to share with friends and family.
The insights you’ll uncover will make for deep, more meaningful conversations with those you love.
Be brave and give this a go. You’ll be so glad you did.