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You’ve got this one precious life — but are you spending it on what matters most?  

This is a question I revisit every time I complete a year in review. It’s so important to look back, celebrate your wins, acknowledge your growth, extract the lessons and set the right goals for the upcoming year.

But this isn’t an ordinary year.

The 2010s are coming to a close and we’re about to enter a whole new decade. I don’t know about you, but a lot has happened over the last ten years. Incredible things, hard things, and things my 2010-self would lose her mind over. 

There’s a maxim I love from psychologist and computer scientist J.C.R. Licklider: “People overestimate what can be done in one year, and underestimate what can be done in ten.”

 People overestimate what can be done in one year, and underestimate what can be done in ten.  ~ J. C. R. Licklider Click To Tweet

Today on MarieTV, you’ll discover just how true this statement really is. In honor of the new decade, we’re introducing something special: A Decade In Review.

It’s a 3-part video series that uses the untapped wisdom of your last decade to make the next ten years your best ever.

Each video is short and easy to execute. You can complete them all in one sitting, or take your time doing one per week. Here are some quick links to get to each section:

Think of these exercises as a 10-year planning tool. You’ve got a decade full of possibilities ahead of you, and this Decade In Review will help you make the most of it.

Now let’s dive in!

Decade In Review Part 1: Celebrate Your Wins 

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Now that you’ve watched, let’s dive in. Grab a journal and pen, and follow the journaling prompts below.

Section 1: What You’re Proud Of  

  1. Over the past 10 years, what have you done that you’re proud of? 
  2. What are the obstacles you’ve overcome? 
  3. What are some of the results you’ve created in your career or life since 2010?

Pull out old calendars, journals, planners, emails, or photos to jog your memory. This may take some time, but it’s worth it. 

What Was Most Important & Why

Once you’re done, go back over that list and answer these questions: 

  1. Out of everything you listed, what’s most important? Circle whatever jumps out to you.
  2. Why is that most important?

When you know the things that have made the biggest difference in the quality of your life, you’ll be able to make wiser decisions as you plan the next ten years.

Section 2: Your Learnings

  1. What have you learned over these past ten years? 
  2. What wisdom has become crystal clear to you?
  3. What mistakes did you make and what did you learn from them? 

Think through your career, family, relationships, time, health, finances, and creativity and write them all down — big and small. 

What Was Most Important and Why

Look at the list you just created and ask these questions:

  1. What lessons were the biggest game-changers?
  2. Why do these matter to you? 
  3. What do you really want to remember as you move into this brand new decade?

This section is crucial. Review it often so you avoid making the same mistakes.

Decade In Review Part 2: Release Your Past 

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Part 2 is all about letting go of things that drag you down so you can plan the next 10 years with a clear, purposeful mind. Trust me, you’ll feel so much lighter and freer when you’re done. Get out your journal and follow the prompts below.

Section 3: What You’re Willing to Let Go Of 

You’re going to create three separate lists under this section. This will take time, but it’s worth it.

Old Projects & Goals

  1. Are there any projects that you keep meaning to do, but haven’t made time for?
  2. Do you have any “I should do this” type goals that you keep putting off?
  3. Are there any expectations from family, loved ones, or even yourself that aren’t true to your heart?

Old goals and projects are kind of like leftovers in your fridge. Food that you meant to eat, but that’s no good anymore and just taking up valuable space. This list is an opportunity to clean out your mental fridge so you can rock the 2020s without those moldy “shoulds” cluttering your heart and mind.

Resentments, Anger, and Upsets

  1. Are there any resentments or upsets that you’ve been hanging onto?
  2. Do you have old emotional baggage that you’re ready to release?
  3. Is there anybody you need to forgive — including yourself?

Be honest and write it down, even if you don’t know how to forgive or let go in this moment. As long as you’re willing, you’ll figure out a way. Naming and acknowledging is the first step toward healing.

Limiting Beliefs or Crappy Old Stories

  1. What limiting beliefs have you been carrying for the past ten years?
  2. What crappy old stories are you telling yourself that no longer serve you? 

For example, maybe you’ve been telling yourself that you’re too old or too young to follow your passion. Maybe you’re done believing the story that it’s all been said or done before. Maybe you’re ready to let go of excuses that are holding you back from your biggest dreams. Or maybe it’s time to put that old crappy story — that you’re not good enough or capable enough — to rest once and for all.

Remember, you are so much more powerful and capable than you give yourself credit for. 

This is your opportunity to let go of all the negative thoughts and limiting beliefs that hold you back. Do this work now, so they don’t control your next 10 years.

What’s Most Important To Let Go Of and Why?

Once you’re done, go back over each subsection and answer these four questions:

  1. What are the most important things to let go of? Circle them now.
  2. Why is it vital you let these things go now?
  3. What have these goals, resentments, or limiting beliefs cost you over the last decade?
  4. Are there any experiences or achievements that you haven’t experienced as a result of holding onto these?

Write as much as you want. Remember, purpose fuels persistence.

Decade In Review Part 3: Create Your 10 Year Plan

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Now that you’ve laid the groundwork, it’s time for the fun part: figuring out what’s next. Get ready to fire up that imagination and tap into your heart, because Part 3 is where you’ll create your 10-year plan. You know what to do — open your journal and follow the prompts below.

Section 4: What’s Next? What’s My Future?

What do you want to create, experience, or achieve over the next 10 years? What do you want to feel or accomplish in terms of your…

  1. Health and wellbeing?
  2. Finances?
  3. Relationships?
  4. Career or business?
  5. Community and philanthropy?

Think about how you want to feel on a more consistent basis? Do you want to experience more freedom and flexibility — if so, to do what exactly? 

The goal here is to be as specific and concrete as possible. Envision the best possible decade of your life and let yourself really dream. Don’t underestimate what you can achieve.

My Top 3 Most Important Goals For Next Year

Once you’re done, go back over your list and answer these questions:

  1. What are the three most important goals you want to focus on over the next 12 months? Circle them now.
  2. Why are each of these goals important to you?
  3. Who do you need to become in order to bring each of these goals to life?
  4. What character traits, habits, or skills do you need to develop to accomplish these goals?

Doing this exercise every year will help you break down all your goals, dreams, and expectations from your 10-year plan, one year at a time. And remember — if you’re feeling any kind of overwhelm over a particular goal, I wrote an entire book that will help you figure it out.

Section 5: What Future You Wants You To Know 

Now that you’ve got the tactical goals and dreams written down, you’re going to do one final, highly imaginative exercise to tap into your heart’s wisdom. Imagine yourself ten years in the future, and start writing a letter to current-day you. It can start something like this:

Dear ______, I’d love you to know that…

Let your hand move and write whatever comes to mind. Don’t judge, edit, or pay any attention to grammar, spelling, or punctuation. Trust me, you’ve got so much natural knowing and wisdom inside of you. 

If you get stuck, here are some prompts you can experiment with:

  • I’d love you to start… 
  • I’d love you to remember… 
  • I’d love you to focus on… 

I know this might sound a little weird, but it’s powerful stuff. It helps you access deep truths that you know intuitively, and that you’ll be really glad you articulated right now — before the next ten years pass.

Great job. If you’ve completed all three parts of this series, you now have an invaluable treasure map of personal wisdom that’s going to help you make the next ten years more productive, joyful, and meaningful. 

Now I’d love to hear from you. What are your top 3 goals for the next year? Leave a comment below and let me know.

Share as much detail as you can. Hundreds of thousands of souls come here for insight and inspiration. Your story may be just what someone needs to see things from a fresh perspective. Important: please share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments. Links to other posts, videos, etc. may be removed.

Your time matters. By doing this reflective work, you’re setting yourself up to have the best decade ever. Keep going, and honor that wisdom within. 

P.S. Share your progress with me! Tag @MarieForleo on social and use the hashtag #MFDecadeInReview so I can cheer you on.

With SO much love ❤️,


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  1. I think the skill and habit of reviewing and really pausing to reflect on experienced is the most important skill to learn in life, so I love this.

    I’ve not completed the full exercise yet, but even just remembering the things I accomplished in 2010-2013 has reminded me of lessons I’d forgotten: especially reminders of just how capable we humans are at managing change and making things work out. <3

    • Yes Katy-Rose! I’m really excited for you to take those great insights and WRITE.THEM.DOWN 🙂 I know you know how powerful that step is. Something truly magical happens when we put pen to paper and crystalize our insights and learnings on the page.

    • Laura Michelle

      Dear Marie:
      I Just did the 3 videos and I don’t know how to thank you enough. Keep going girl. You rock me World. From Dominican Republic.

  2. I’m so glad you did this video Marie! Many people – I used to do this a long time ago too – jump to setting goals without taking into consideration where they are, what they’ve achieved so far AND what worked and didn’t work in their life so far. Looking back enables us to see where our strategies and approach was spot on and where and how we could have done better… which are all learnings we can apply to make our next year and decade amazing! Looking forward to next week’s episode!

    • We are too Anca 🙂 Thanks for watching!

      • You are very beautiful i am inspired by all of your blog posts every day i try to check and read almost all of it.

    • Anca, I completely agree with your comment. Very motivating article and video. I have also realized for myself that in order to succeed in the future, you need to reassess the past, conduct a detailed analysis, the so-called SWOT analysis of your past. It helps me to make plans, set goals and achieve them. But besides this, you always need to be fueled by similar motivational articles, as regardless of our understanding and capabilities, we are just a humans and it is characteristically for us to be lazy and weak sometimes. Thanks to the author for the motivation! I wish you success in the next decade and forever!

  3. Jo Ann

    Hi Marie.
    Thanks for this idea to review the last decade. I sat here for a while and really could not think of anything. Then the flood came:
    I moved from being a manager to the COO of a large company
    I started my own business (10 years in the making) which launches next month (Healthy, Sexy, Leader)
    I survived a divorce
    Got remarried
    Moved across the country
    Bought my first house and car
    Found my birth family and now have a loving brother and nieces and nephews that I adore
    and the list continues. Thanks so much for pulling this out of me as I was feeling underwhelmed by me lately. One of the programs that I am offering includes a book club with……Everything is Figureoutable as our January choice. You have helped me get through some rough sh*t Marie! Thanks for this latest kick in the pants!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      What an amazing decade, Jo Ann! We hope this next decade is even more rewarding. 🙂

      • Ana

        What a great video to end this 10 years review !
        For me, my goals for this year will be :
        1/ To finish my personal work (I write short fictions)
        2/ To make a change in my work
        3/ To create a life that I’ll love in a new city (find time with friends and to take care of myself)

  4. I love your post, Marie! So Synched!!! I was just doing my yearly review, but a decade is even better, yayyy!!! I love your insights and the amazing questions you share. Can’t wait to watche the next video! All my love! xoxo

    • Linda

      I have never sat down to do an annual review in writing before. It is very powerful, as in empowering. Now I can’t wait for Part 3. Very excited. Thanks to you all, Marie, the team and all the audience, too, for making this journey such a rewarding experience.

  5. Allison

    Hey I’m keen to get this started. One question first. What if the “what I’m proud of” things are things I’ve dropped and am now not experiencing those good results? Feels weird to say I’m proud I healed myself of something but now I’m suffering again because id din’t maintain those good habits. You get me? I’m unsure how to approach this. It seems like almost everything I’m proud of has been undone and have not maintained nor experiencing any good results now.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      That’s a great question, Allison! By making a list of things you’re proud of, even if you’re not currently doing them, that could guide how you want this next decade to go. Maybe you want to get back to some of those things since you were proud of them before and want to experience the benefits. It could be a nice roadmap. 🙂

  6. Love this – and will be doing it with my family. My grown daughter and I were just talking about what we were going to intentionally leave behind in 2019, and I think this is a great way to kick off that process.

    Thank you for the book, Everything is Figureoutable – I loved the exercises in the video lessons and learned a LOT. I’ll be moving into 2020 in a MUCH better place, and dumping the baggage along the way.

    Keep on doing what you do, Marie!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      YAY, Dianne! That’s what we love to hear! We’re cheering you and your daughter on for 2020 and beyond.

  7. Just what I needed to see from you!
    There are so many things I would like to jot down right now but I think I will wait until this weekend when I have my hot cup of coffee to sip and comfortable surroundings to work on the exercise.
    The thing I dread the most is when the time will come for me to come face to face with some of my mistakes which hurt my family.
    God bless you all!
    Mary from rainy Greece

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      That sounds really tough, Mary. We’re sending lots of love your way as you’re facing this challenge. You got this!

    • I’ll also set aside time (it’s on my calendar!) to do the exercises in a designated space with a latte this weekend. Excited for us both, Mary.

  8. This is so timely. Thank you so much. I have just found out I have been dealing with symptoms of traumatic brain injury for over two decades. Very intense, but also liberating, because it is so good to have better understanding. In light of this diagnosis, I don’t know how much is achievable, but I do have a new direction. This is my journey, and I’m the only one who can live it. So I am going to do it with my head held high. And I’m looking for ways to contribute by writing a book about this journey, and by bringing my music to the tbi community.
    Now this 10 year review is helping me to come to terms with my struggles, to bring my new direction into focus, plus it will also be an amazing source of information for the book that is brewing inside of me. I’ve never been this excited about doing a year review.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      The world needs your wisdom and words, Ingrid! We can’t wait to see what the next decade has in store for you.

  9. Valeria

    I so loved it! Thank you so much! Will do :)))

  10. This exercise is powerful and eye-opening. Looking at my list, it feels like a force of wind—that all I have to do is look at to push me forward into the coming year.

  11. Cilla

    Wow. So much has happened in the last decade. My four children went from rowdy teenagers to successful working adults; I quit my job as a secretary (took early retirement) and moved to my house in the country which I had fixed up to be my dreamhouse, including a sewing studio and art studio; I got out of debt (That really felt good! I owed not only the bank but my sister and a dear friend), and I accepted a position as a volunteer in my small town to organise exhibits, a real challenge in this rural area. AND I decided to start a business after dabbling with many ideas for years. I love to make stuff but I have found that I have difficulty in getting clarity in what my offer is going to be; I also need to PLAN my time better over the year (exhibits, markets, and workshops in my home). So that is what I need to work on in the New Decade 🙂

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      What a wonderful decade, Cilla! We hope this next one is even better. Keep up the fantastic work!

  12. Keith

    Thank you Marie. This is so inspiring. As others stated, I too used to do this years (or decades) ago and really enjoyed it. Just watching your short video gives me a refreshing sense of renewment. I plan to share these ideas with my Focus Team Memebers at work this week. I cannot tell you, even though I haven’t actually begun the exercises, how refreshed and inspired I already feel this morning. It is certainly a “feel great” life task. Stay tuned 2020’s. Here I come!!
    Love to all, Keith

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Woohoo! Exciting days are ahead!

  13. Laura D

    One big takeaway for me is how resilient I’ve become during the last decade….and that’s a very timely takeaway for me right now as I contemplate some big changes in 2020.

  14. Melissa

    There is much validity To the statement ‘to know the future, you must know the past’. How important it is to review your choices, goals, successes, and failures. Thank you Marie for bringing this to our forefront, so we don’t lose sight of ambitions, and we continue to move forward, raising the bar as we go… As they say, ‘any mountain can be moved, one stone at a time’…. Stay amazing!!

  15. Maria

    I loved this exercise. I started looking at it with a little bit of self-compassion and finish it with so much more positive energy for 2020 that I can ever imagine of. I’m from Cuba. Being from there and move to the U.S.A it is a huge change starting with the language and followed by my profession that I could no longer develop (Architect).
    Everything started to change when I did not resist the changes and new challenges. When I stopped trying to blem or change the exterior and start to be the change my self everything else changed. For the important stuff, I’m fell happy, content and fulfilled.
    Thanks, Marie you have been part of my learning curve.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      We’re so glad you’re here and that you found Marie, Marie! <3

  16. I am most proud of 2 things from this past decade. Helping care for my mom as she suffered from Alzheimer’s. (She went to heaven in 2016.) And just this year getting a 2nd edition of my book printed that is about teaching unconditional self-love.
    One goal for the next decade is to get my book to more domestic violence centers. I plan to do that by donating single copies to several hundred centers so they can become familiar with it and then I will offer a generous discount so they can afford to buy it and use in support group settings. I would love my book to one day become the gold standard in teaching self-love to survivors of abuse. This is what I want my contribution to be. To help heal and empower others so we can all stand in our power and help make this world a better place.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      That’s FANTASTIC, Rita! Thank you so much for the important, necessary work you’re doing. The world needs it.

  17. Melissa

    Just taken 2 hours to complete this and it was very useful. Things that I have been most proud of and that have made the most difference to my quality of life for me in the last decade have all been related to my habits, mindset, attitude, and HOW to think. Surprisingly for me, it’s not been about external validation or achievements (the previous decade it would have been!) – it’s been how I interpret things, how I create meaning of things that happen in life. Mostly this has been through developing a habit of honest journalling and asking myself tough questions, as well as investing myself (courses, books, conferences etc), and finally my own self acceptance which was very difficult process this decade. It’s great to realise that these things are crucial to my quality of life for the next decade. Thanks for this Marie, looking forward to the next vid.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      That’s so, so smart, Melissa. I hope everyone doing the exercise will see what you did and let it inspire them to think broadly about what they should be proud of from the past decade. The more there is to celebrate, the better!

    • Thalita Vale

      Thank you for sharing. I came to conclusions very similar to yours and thought that maybe I had done something wrong, or maybe I should try again. But I’ll definitely stick to my review as it is, since it is the most honest I could have been.

  18. hi Marie I’m very happy to to appreciate your positive achievements and goals you did and review of the last decade and outcame and presentation of the forthcoming ten years planning and implementation of your projects that will be available in near future as well as the next generation will gripe the fruits and products of your hopeful and life promotion skills you generate more and more than ever and never tirelessly, thank you indeed by your honest Abdihakim farah Mohamoud.

  19. Martyna

    This decade was tough, but writing down my successes and learnings showed me that I keep underestimating myself and worrying too much – even though objectively I have achieved a lot, from doing my PhD to strengthening my relationship, all in a foreign country. This may not sound overly optimistic, but I guess it’s a very important insight in itself, and something to bring along into the new decade. On a purely positive note though, I consider getting to know your and your team’s work, my dear Marie, to be one of my personal milestones. Thank you so much, girl!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Thank you so much, Martyna! We’re honored to be a part of your world. <3

  20. Ed

    This has been very eye-opening as my first response would be the last decade has been more about decline and failure than anything else. My business was disabled in the crash and never really came back as it began to be dislocated by inevitable change. I spent a lot of time either trying to revitalize a dying model or chasing misaligned opportunities. But as I tried to find the positives I came up with several that don’t register on the traditional success scoreboard. I completed a yoga teacher training solely for the enjoyment and benefit of my own growth and it has lead to me becoming a trained trauma sensitive yoga teacher and volunteering to teach a weekly yoga class in a correctional institute (just had my 2 year anniversary at the facility). I have become a dedicated ACIM student and become part of a worldwide community of spirit (your friend Lisa Natoli is at the center of this group) and I have evolved into someone willing to let go of the past and be open to whatever presents itself as a positive opportunity to learn the truth of who I am.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      This is beautiful, Ed! Thank you for doing this vital work.

    • Carla

      Those are monumental achievements Ed!
      You are taking care of yourself, answering to yourself and being of service to others.
      And the fact that you have united yoga and trauma care in a correctional institute means you are flexible and have something special to give to others that no one else may have thought of!
      Change scares many into inactivity. You have learned to embrace change and make something of not-so-good situations. Admirable!

      • Ed

        Thanks Carla. I appreciate the acknowledgment.

    • Toni

      Ed, thanks for your inspiring post. I, too have had challenges in my business. While it’s not moribund, it’s in trouble and, listening to you, I realize, it’s still worth fighting for! That means a lot to me.

      • Ed

        Toni I am happy that my sharing may have helped. Best wished for your success and fulfillment.

  21. What a great exercise Marie! How fast time flies….taking the time to do this allowed me to see how far I had come and grown as a person and the experiences (good and bad) that allowed me to change and go to the next level. My greatest disappointment and loss (my divorce and the death of my mom) gave me internal resilience that I had never had. My company and my life are now re-launched and growing daily in a new and positive way. I love helping others and being a change maker is part of my life purpose.
    Celebrating my past…it’s made me the woman that I am today!

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      We love seeing this reminder of the resilience you have, Cheli. You are amazing. xo

  22. Dear Marie and Team Forleo;
    Oh, my goodness! What a great new episode on #decade of review. OMG! I am so glad to have a quick peek of your content in 2015, that turned into receiving emails on weekly business and life tips. In 2017 I graduated with b-school. You bring so much light and joy when dropping some wisdom nuggets. Thank you again as I am doing some hardcore look back of what I have done, and wow, this was sure an eye-opener and a game-changer. Thank you for your consistent content work. You are a friend in my head.
    I am most proud of leaving corporate America to create a unique style of business. Also, I am responsible for my happiness and create my reality.
    I face the fear of pain and abandonment, and somehow, I found the strength not to be broken. I found the resilience of living and caring about things that matter, which is my health, my business, my well being, and my courageous community action takers.
    The results in my life and career have been coming into alignment with my clarity and leadership. I learned that suffering is a gift to exist and acknowledge other pains to comfort them and to find my faith. Thank you will work on the rest this weekend — a powerful and enlightenment episode. Thank you

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      Sandy, what a beautiful journey and we’re beyond honored that we’ve been a part of it with you. We can’t wait to see what the next 10 years bring for you. xo

  23. What an awesome and timely review. Thank you Marie ? As every year ends, I’m astounded by how much I achieved, especially the material and physical things I can see around me in my home and property. When i look back on how and where I’ve stepped up-and-in to help my family and clients through out the last 12 months – my emotional review!! and the places I’ve made choices from and the beautiful results that manifested, I see my courage in overcoming my perception of ‘ordinary’ and commitment to living more fully each day and each year what I love feeling, being and doing impact the quality and fruitfulness of every single day. That’s what gives my life meaning, fun, gratitude, sacredness – living and loving fully every gifted day. In the next 12 months that’s what I’d like to live and share more of – for myself and with every person I encounter. To live and love at all levels and in all aspects of our being as fully and beautifully as possible.
    Many Blessings Marie and Team. Have a Beautiful Christmas Holiday and a Fabulous 2020. Much love and gratitude for all you and your Team do. You’re all exceptional xxxx

  24. Ayse

    What if i achieved nothing? What if i just struggled through life and am still struggling? What if i lost people, jobs, relationships, money…? It seems everyone is so happy and so succesful in your universe but what about the others who are still lost and afraid and terrified of the next decade to be the same as the last? I know you’re going to delete this. I know you just want to hear “nice” stories. Well no problem but we “the not so nice” ones will still be here.

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      Hi Ayse. We won’t delete it because these experiences are part of your life and we’re so honored that you chose to share them with us. Thank you for being here and for sharing your honest words and heart with everyone.
      It sounds as though life has been especially tough for you and we’re so sorry to see and hear that. We see you.
      One thing that can be seen is that you are resilient. If you’re here watching MarieTV that means you’re still learning and searching and seeking. It means you’re strong and determined and THAT is something to be celebrated. You’re special because you’re here.
      Our hope is that the next decade brings more ease for you and that you always know that we’ll be here to cheer you on and remind you that even through life’s toughest moments you’re still the perfect, amazing, person that you are.

    • Hilda Belmont

      Hi there Ayse, you are not alone!!!
      At a first glimpse my decade seemed just like a pile of mistakes, failures and suffering I was feeling so frustrated, so angry with God, my life and practically anyone, specially the ones that seemed so happy in social which led me to literally sleep in the floor of the office where I work…
      That´s when I found Marie, she was the guest in the IT Show with Tom Bilyeu; I also found some other mentors whom I have beeen following since, little by little I have made changes in my life (meditation, more whole foods, reading, listening to podcasts, gratefulnees, watching for my relationships) as cliché as it might sound, happiness is a daily habit and what I can tell you is there´s hope if you persist.
      Please receive a big hug and remember you are not alone!

    • Cheryl

      I feel you, Ayse! There have been at least three times in my life I contemplated suicide because of the massive amounts of stress, abuse and loss I’ve experienced since my early years of life through no fault of my own – and, no one wants to die, they just want the pain to stop. You may never know the pain and loss others have experienced who may look like they have the rosy lives you believe you are encountering here. Those rosy lives, however, have not come about without consistent, ongoing effort on their parts. Tony Robbins has said that your past does not equal your future – you can have better life experiences. I know believing in your rosy future is difficult when your longest life memories are so painful, but it is completely possible to change your experiences, and Marie is providing some guidance here for you to do so. I believe Marie is every gal’s cheerleader. Perhaps the time has come for you to rewire your mind and emotions for the goodness you want to experience moving forward – which cannot be accomplished by hanging on to a lower place. Please do not be tempted to allow others who have wronged you steal the remainder of your life. The things that have helped me are Catherine Ponder’s books and learning about the law of attraction – and the best person to learn from in my opinion is Joseph Alai – he has a YouTube channel and his own website – and hanging out here in this positive environment learning from Marie and her associates. You may be surprised to learn how powerful you really are! I feel confident in saying that we are all rooting for you. Rosy lives is not an exclusive club where only a few fortunate are allowed to join! You could already appreciate your accomplishment in stepping up, speaking out, and noticing that your life can be different. Go for it!

  25. Reema Hamza

    I started a 2019 in review journal on December 1st and it was a disaster on all levels financially, emotionaly, career …etc .
    It was so bad and overwhelming and disappointing to see it in numbers and on paper ..
    But just by reading the journal’s prompts it shifted my perspective to a better place and on how far I’ve come in only ten years ! That quote is REAL !!!
    It was a difficult decade, I’m 26 now so for that age ( 16 – 26) I think I will need more than one a journel to write down those 10 years mistakes !
    Still the power that comes from overcoming a difficult decade worth celebration and appreciation and I am intending to welcome this power ( and joy!) to my life with gratitude.
    I didn’t yet start to review 2010’s outside my head, but I am so grateful to you Marie and the team for this gift that arrived just on time.
    Diffently looking forward for up coming part .
    Love you All .. and Happy New Decade ?????✨

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      Here’s to you keeping this ritual and magic going for decades to come, Reema. We can’t wait for next week to build on this episode. It’s a good one 🙂

    • Hilda Belmont

      Dear Reema, you are so lucky to be here… I wish I had learned about Marie and all the great lessons and concepts as “Everything is Figureoutable” when I was 26, I am now 36 my hair starts to get a little gray but it´s never late! I am sure we can both learn a lot from our “mistakes” and help people of our age (or younger) also learn from them.
      Receive a big hug!

  26. I LOVED THIS!!! Thank you! I’ve been deep in reflecting mode and I’m excited to share my list:
    – Moving to a new country in a new language (To Colombia from the US) that really matches my values and where I’ve been happy for the last 10 years. Also being married to my husband for 10 years. Those things happened together because he’s Colombian.
    – Having my son (now 5). Successful IVF, 3 years in the making. Such an emotional rollercoaster, after that I felt I could do anything.
    – Creating a successful business THAT I LOVE!!!! That allowed me to leave my job where I wasn’t happy, and actually supported my family on its own during 2019 when my husband was out of work for a while. B-School! That waaas everything, love you!
    – Traditionally publishing short stories in magazines. And self-publishing the book on which I built my biz.
    – Hiring an amazing woman who’s become a part of my family and closest friends (with her granddaughter) over the past four years.
    – Getting my grad degree.
    Had to share, because it’s funny, how we’re always so hard on ourselves and do that pride bomb of realizing how far we’ve come, how much we’ve done, and how great life is!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      You are AMAZING, Emily! We’re so incredibly proud of you!! Can’t wait to see all that 2020 and beyond will bring for you and your sweet family ❤️

  27. Susan

    I am 67 yrs. old and embarking on a 2nd career (thanks in part to B-school). This decade review was such an interesting task, that even as I started to type this I got further insights. When I think of what I am most proud of, it is the times I have supported others, not only through my first career as an occupational therapist, but supporting my sister-in-law when my brother died, supporting my grandson when he was suicidal, supporting my parents in the last years of their lives as their health failed, and supporting my sister, who was their primary caretaker. And, I have also been doing great supporting myself–getting training in my new career of energy medicine, going through B-school, and numerous other classes, books, etc., as well as taking care of myself with diet, exercise, energy medicine, etc. So, supporting others has been the most important thing in my last decade, and the most important thing that I have learned is to use and trust my intuition. Thanks for this exercise, Marie!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      So beautiful, Susan! I can tell from all you’ve shared here what an incredible, generous soul you are. We’re so excited for you to continue sharing your gifts in new ways in the decade ahead!

    • Cheryl

      Wow, Susan! You totally rock! Best wishes for your success.

  28. Looking back over the last ten overs, the greatest lesson I learned was how to be my own best friend. As a recovering people-pleaser, I’ve learned to make my health, physical and mental, a priority.

    My experiences this past decade of being managed by a bully boss, being over-worked and experiencing health scares due to work-related stress have taught me that no company will ever care more about my health than me. I realized that I had the power to manage my own stress. I learned to use my voice, set boundaries and use tools that help create a healthier workplace for me.

    After watching my first Marie TV video a few years ago and hearing her say “The world needs that special gift only you can have” the idea of creating my own business was planted. I’ll be launching my business, Workstyle Wellness, in January 2020. My business will share tips and resources on how to manage stress in the workplace.

    A big, heartfelt thank you to Marie and her team for always, and unknowingly, being my cheerleaders, motivators and mentors!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      GO Bernie! We could not love this anymore. It sounds like you’ve done an incredible job of taking great care of yourself over the past decade, and like you’ve learned SO much to carry forward with you and share with others, too. We’re excited for you as you launch your business next year! It sounds like an incredible, important resource for so many.

      It’s such an honor to support you on your journey, and we’ll be continuing to cheer you on in this new chapter, wishing you so much success!

  29. Hilda Belmont

    Hi Marie and team
    OMG what a great idea to pause and reflect, when I fist thought of a decade I had no idea what was important to celebrate, it didn´t seem like there was a lot. Then I took a trip through my Facebook photos and I saw a couple of things I am proud of, huge mistakes (lessons) but most importantly in these last 9 months (ever since I am an MF insider) my life has changed so drastically that I am even grateful for everything that hapened because it led me to here.
    I have not completed the journal excercise yet, I will tomorrow first time in the morning (just after my EIF daily practice)
    Love from Mexico

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      We’re so glad this inspired you to reflect on the last decade, Hilda! YES – so much learning along the way for all of us, and you’re exactly where you need to be right now. You’re going to love these journaling exercises! We’re so happy you’re here. XOXO


    I love journals and I have several of them. The problem is that I cannot seem to write in those darn things. I’ll start the first day great, then maybe a week might go by and I will write some more, then bam, I never write in them again. SOOOOooo…what I do is email myself. It helps me in so many ways, such as keeping my thoughts organized. They are in the Draft section so I can add and delete. When I’m ready, I can email it to myself but on a later date like a year or so. I love it because I know my answers will completely surprise myself. Since it’s in my email, I know I can read what I’ve done in the past 10 years without trying to find that journal.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Brilliant idea, Richelle! Thank you so much for sharing it here 🙂

  31. Rene Bregeon

    I knew the conclusion to this whole exercise the moment I clicked on your email.
    Not because I’m some genius, but because it’s so profound, it will colour the rest of my life.
    There are a few things I’ve acheived in the last 10 years, but nothing groundbreaking or indeed anything that’s moved my life on in leaps and bounds like a lot of those here – especially you Marie.
    BUT, and this is one of the missing pieces to my puzzle, I no longer suffer a hangover from Compareshlager!!
    The last 10 years, or more specifically the last 2 or 3, have changed me forever, because I discovered a way to start living life as me, and not some rediculous fictional comparison to others. I’m now so much more concious of myself, my thoughts and emotions that I’ve ever been, and how they affect ever moment of my life. It’s been tough, and I’m just a novice, but finding the path to my own truth, wherever that leads has transformed me and my future. I know it, even though I can’t figure out what it is yet, or where it’s going, because I feel connected to my life, not the old imaginary life.
    And I want to thank you Marie, for being one of those people that have helped me get to this wonderful place. I signed up for your book the moment you made that possible, because first off, I was sure it would be brilliant, and secondly because I think it’s important to somehow repay your HUGE generosity with a little cash and a lot of support. It’s not just been you that’s helped me get to where I am, there are some key people that have enlightened me, but I want to say this.
    The way you are, the knowledge you give, and the love that you send out is unique. We all recognise the unquestionable marketing skills you possess that draw us so brilliantly into everything you produce, but even when we know you can’t possibly “know” us, that you are speaking to camera, writing on paper, typing on keyboard etc, not actually speaking to us, it doesn’t matter, because your enormous heart and your unmatched generosity brings light to every word you give, no matter what the vehicle.
    And that quality, somehow makes us feel like you really do love us and support us, even though we are complete strangers, destined (probably) never to meet.
    There have been many nuggets of practical wisdom I’ve learnt from you, that have helped transform me this past year, but the most empowering gift you’ve given, regardless of the specific lesson you’ve been teaching, is the conviction of being ones true self. Your true self is so full of life, so infectiously bonkers and so wonderfully you, that it reflects to us just how beautiful all our own individual lives are too.
    Thank you for this challenge, for everything you do and for being the inspiration to help me find my own inspiration.
    I’m changed forever.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      This is HUGE, Rene! We’re so proud of you, being true to yourself. Thank you for being such an amazing part of this community, and for all your kind words! They truly mean the world. You are our inspiration! XOXO

  32. Jo

    Getting over “afraid of being seen”. Putting myself out there. Giving myself permission to be vulnerable, silly, experimental (even if it doesn’t always work out). Realizing that I am really good at what I do and now ready to take my business to the next level.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      YES, Jo! These are all so powerful. Here’s to your next level in the years to come!

  33. Mallory

    Just over here sobbing as I write the list of things I’m most proud of. I’m so self-critical so much of the time, but the list is long. When I wrote why certain things were most important, I said, “Because I took risks even when I didn’t think I was qualified or worried that it might go wrong.” Definitely carrying that with me into the 2020s. Thanks, Marie and team!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      SO, so proud of you, Mallory! That quality and courage will serve you incredibly well in the years to come. We’re cheering you on big time over here on Team Forleo! XO

  34. Kayla

    8 pages later…
    My number one lesson learned from the past 10 years was that when things didn’t go like I expected them to, they worked out better than what I had in mind! This was an important lesson for me to review! Thanks for the idea, Marie! The major lessons are going to make great content to journal on. I’ve been feeling a little lost lately, and this is a big help to me!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      LOVE this, Kayla! Such an important lesson to remember in the years to come. So glad this was helpful for you – great job!

  35. Jenny

    I realized through this exercise that even though I dread stepping out of my comfort zone, it is the defining factor of everything that I am most proud of. I’m starting to look forward to finding more comfort zones to step out of. ; )

  36. After being diagnosed with a Pituitary tumor causing a rare and life threatening disease, I had brain surgery, radiation treatment, and I am still battling for my longevity. I am finding the gift in my diagnosis and looking at my life with new eyes. My mission is to share my story and spread information about my rare disease called Acromegaly and in an effort to save others’ lives. I am an endurance athlete who has been temporarily sidelined, but in the Fall 2020, I will be cycling from Canada to Mexico along the west coast. I plan to create a documentary film and post my story where I can. I am determined to get the word out about rare Pituitary diseases and inspire those who are struggling. Marie, thank you for spreading your inspiration and incredibly genuine and beautiful light, the world needs it.
    I need all the support I can get, you may find me on instagram @risaunleashed

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      We’re cheering you on and sending SO much love your way, Risa! You are absolutely amazing. Wishing you an incredible ride in 2020 as you share your mission and inspiration with the world!

    • Cheryl

      You’ve really got some courage going on there, Risa! I hope you put that documentary on YouTube for all to see – including posting clips of your journey experience along the way. You can monetize your YouTube channel, too. If you haven’t planned on doing so already, I wonder if you could contact any foundation or organization throughout strategic points along your journey who could help you get the word out as well including mentions in local and even national news organizations. No one creates in a vacuum!

  37. Revolutionary- from a frumpy housewife in 2010, leaving my dead-end marriage in 2011, I had to save my kids and I. 2012 self employed tour guide, 2013 court translator and business owner, 2015 sold my first house, 2016 financed an overseas trip without credit (that came later!). Made amends with my mom. 2018 passed more exams, 2019 left an emotionally abusive relationship and have never been happier in my own skin. I guess the 2010s was about reclaiming my identity – the bottom line has been – I refuse to “settle” because I AM worthy and DO deserve the best! I keep trying to refine myself and I want to bring out my best self ❤️ so I can share my gift with the world like you always say, MF!!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Wow, GO Anastasia – you’re unstoppable! You absolutely deserve the best and we’re so thrilled for you to share that with the world in the years ahead ❤️

  38. My biggest insight is that in the past I’ve not taken action in the moment. This has shown up in not speaking up, holding back gifts and wisdom, suffering in situations … and I’ve learned how to witness this happening and with age and personal growth, I’ve been able to go from taking years and months to make decisions to living in the moment and speaking up immediately, walking right through fear and facing the situation at hand head-on. This is a process of love, learning to love, receive love, show it, feel it, share it. I’m so thankful.

  39. Corrina M

    There are a few things I’m proud of:
    – Signing up for burlesque classes
    – Going back to college after getting laid off on my birthday
    – Graduating from a three year program in two years
    – Getting a therapist and taking care of my mental health

    The lessons I’ve learned include:
    – That I can’t save or fix people
    – That it feels good to redirect energy into filling my cup
    – Decisions I make for my wellbeing including setting boundaries will upset people
    – Let my kids be kids

    I wrote down my whys in my journal and I can’t wait for next week!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      YAY, Corrina – awesome job! These are all HUGE and it sounds like you’re taking incredible care of yourself. There are so many exciting things ahead for you in 2020 and beyond!

      • Very true and i agree! more good and exciting things indeed for marie.

    • I love this Corinna! Especially the not saving other people and Kids be your Kids!

  40. Lorraine

    OMG Marie! I was feeling so overwhelmed with my life moving forward into the next decade.

    While I know LOTS have happened over the last decade, your simple request to dig deep into my past decade made me realize how much I’ve accomplished; dare I say, even the impossible!

    2010 was a pivotal year for me, then again in 2016 – an even sharper pivot (the year I discovered you and B-School too), but then with numerous curve balls hurled at me, I found myself taking on Goliath challenges head-on and here I am, at the end of 2019, finally taking a breath, assessing everything.

    I’ve arrived at a very amazing place in 2019 from 2010, one that is beyond my expectations. It has been a crazy and exhausting journey. But there is more to be done. So much so, I was feeling rather heavy with overwhelm looking forward rather than celebrating all that I’ve accomplished.

    I’m so looking forward to #MFDecadeInReview because I was exercising MAJOR Figureoutable muscles in the past decade and this review is just what I needed to remind myself that I have stronger Figureoutable muscles now to face the next decade! I have a strong feeling that I’m going to end up in an even more amazing place at the end of this coming decade.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for #MFDecadeInReview!

  41. Nils-Mekkar Tjolmn

    I know that I am awesome & have had a very interesting life and have already written one book (Survival From The Start – The Misadventures of Mekkar – which is an adventure) about part of it. I have alot of notes to write more books when I get “The Flow”. I know that there is no one even close to how I am – I even think from a from shamanistic reindeer viewpoints (very different from people who grew up in america)

    I do enjoy your email encouragements & thank you for them

    my full name – Nils-Mekkar Vik-Andreasson-Tippenhansen-Tjolmn
    the writing pen name is Saavo

  42. Liz Calder

    I nearly didn’t do this exercise as my first instinct was that it was just corny, but I gave it a go and have found it really eye-opening (I know – surprise!!!!)

    For me, the biggest insight was seeing the number of places I have gone and things I have done *on my own* over the last decade. Previously, if my partner didn’t want to do it too, or I couldn’t find anyone to go with me I wouldn’t go alone – but now I go anyway. I have stopped holding myself back from experiences because of other peoples expectations of what I should do. I have become braver as I have aged 🙂

  43. Samantha

    Marie!! What a helpful inspiration you are. I am so pumped up about what the last decade has provided me, and I cannot wait to see what the next 10 years have in store!
    Some of the most important things that I am PROUD of are:
    *Married my BFF
    *Purchased a home
    *Learned how SUCKY debt is and paid off $110,000! (Never doing that again!)
    *Quit a job of 13 years that I was stuck in thinking I ‘owed’ them something.
    *Opened a retail store with my husband and ROCKING IT!!!
    *Found Marie Forleo and other inspiring thought leaders that will help make the next 10 years da bomb 😀
    There are so many things I am proud of, so thank you for making me take the time to acknowledge them – each event deserves it’s own time for recognition.
    Thank you Marie! Can’t wait to see the next video.

  44. Dear Marie and the team,
    Thank you for this decade review idea. Just what I needed to do.
    Having read so many sharings above, I’ve come to realize that everyone of us has achieved more than we thought. (Including me. And I’m grateful for it). It’s all about perspectives.
    Some achievements can be in term of career, business, money, and all other “good things” like Ayse above mentioned. But other achievements such as resilience despite difficulties, perseverance despite challenges, and patience despite trials are as awesome and often understated.
    Just like you said Marie, as long as we keep learning we are actually winning. So that’s gonna be (which has been) my next decade resolution: keep learning!!!
    All the best to you all.

    • Cheryl

      Devy, I’m about to post your name all over the place where I am able to share your wisdom of… “but other achievements such as resilience despite difficulties, perseverance despite challenges, and patience despite trials are as awesome and often understated.” Beautifully said! That sums up the best in humanity I have ever read. In my opinion, this is where most of life efforts need to be directed because when we eventually pass on, the only things we can pack in our suitcases are what we’ve learned, who we’ve become in the process, and did we learn to love! I just love you for sharing your wisdom and insight! Really, you’ve moved me to tears.

  45. This is SO what I needed! I have always sort of shied away from 10 year plans as someone who prefers to “go with the flow” but over the past year since quitting my office job to pursue my passions again, I have found it is so necessary to review and plan to stay on track when there are so many things to consider as an entrepreneur. I am looking forward to the 10 year planning part of the exercises, as this will be the first time I’ve every done something like it. I enjoyed reviewing my past decade and feel pretty darn good about what I’ve accomplished and experienced. It’s easier to look back and be proud, I guess, because during a big chunk of those years I was definitely not feeling great! The fact that I persevered and kept trying new things while working full time is important for me to acknowledge. I can feel that the next decade is going to rock 🙂

  46. Thank you for this, Marie and Team Forleo. I’m quite an “acknowledgement junkie” and do a daily practice of the actions I’ve taken in the direction of my dreams, yet this exercise took that to a whole different level!

    What’s been most important to me in the past ten years? Maintaining my health, quitting alcohol, not smoking ONE SINGLE CIGARETTE this entire decade! Staying OOD (out of debt). I was, with a lot of hard work, determination and years of shopping at the 99 cent store, able to get out of debt in October, 1999 and have remained debt free ever since. I’ve also read more, learned more and been more open to New Thought and spiritual teachings this past decade. I’ve maintained a daily meditation and gratitude practice for several years which has been a total game-changer.

    Lastly, starting and managing an improv troupe, having dogs, celebrating 20 years of art-making and 20 years of being joy-fully married to Eli Hans have been their own reward!

    And what do I really want to remember for the next decade? What’s become crystal clear?

    • Cheryl

      Very well said!

  47. OMG! Where to begin?
    Super excited for this process as this decade has been OFF THE CHARTS.
    I lost EVERYTHING twice and yet gained SOOOO much more.
    Published NINE bestselling books, two of which I wrote and published WHILE I was homeless.
    Moved to LA
    Started my own production company at the beginning of 2019 and just released my first film entitled INVISIBLE.
    SUPER excited for 2020 and following my purpose of supporting other creatives (especially women in transition) through education and collaboration in the areas of publishing, photography and filmmaking.
    LET’S DO THIS!!!!!

  48. shaheen

    Thanks for all the great videos Marie.
    Did the exercise.It was very good to write it down ad think through things.
    This decade has been a decade filled with many us and down.
    What I am most proud of is of overcoming Amotivation and the sense of being lost ,of forgetting who I am.
    It is a series of ups and downs but now that I have gained the perspective and regained my sense of myself..remembered who I was …through baby steps…with each skill building one upon another…I will hold it close ,even when I feel insecure or feel lost.
    And this exercise has made me most happy.
    Thans Marie and your whole team.
    Love you all.
    Your videos are so upbeat and just the right tone for me.
    Love your sass.
    Keeep doing what you do.
    Thank you.

    • Rachel - Team Forleo

      Hi Shaheen! Thank you for taking the time to share this with us. It sounds like you’ve been through some tough experiences lately, and we hope this hasn’t been too hard on you. Well done for finding the strength to take action! We’re so honored that Marie’s work has been helpful along the way. We’re all rooting for you over here!

  49. Martha

    As I wrote down Marie’s cues on What You’re Proud of and Your Learnings, I thought, “It will take me a while to work on this, to look back and to focus on my successes.” It dawned on me that I focus on my failures and my shortcomings, day in and day out. This will be a real shift for me. I have achieved a lot in my lifetime, and looking back and remembering where I was and where I am now will be eye-opening. THANK YOU!

  50. I was about to start this and stopped (WAIT, don’t worry!) because I decided to ask my husband if he wanted to do it with me this weekend while we’re away for our anniversary. On a weekend when we’ve set aside time to be alone together and build memories, it felt perfect to add this to the mix. One of the things I’m most proud of is my marriage of seven years. I’ll let you know how it goes!

  51. Got inspired… I know now what I’ll be doing this weekend 🙂

    • Jennifer - Team Forleo

      So exciting, Marta! Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

      • I’m “taking myself small”… it’s hard to find things I’m really proud of…

        Well… It was hard 10 years. Many things changed and changed again…

        I’m glad I tried it 🙂

  52. Daria

    This is such an interesting exercise! Thank you! I’m having a hard time with some past successes: I remember being super proud when I got the driver’s license (but I never drive and couldn’t do it now, I’m too dangerous), or when I switched positions at work, when the air was filled with promises which, 5 years later, are not fulfilled, or when my side project got featured in its first magazine (but then I half-assed the whole thing and it’s still stagnant with no plan). I can’t even circle these things that I was proud of, but am now almost ashamed of! What should I do with them?

    I realize that the only things I actually circled was personal and family life: got married, had a kid, went through 2 different rounds of therapy and improved my relationship with mom… Not sure where it leads me (I really need to have a successuful professional life to be happy in my next decade).

  53. I just filled out all of your questions and I am shocked at how much I have done in the last 10 years! It is easy to get caught up in the day to day activities and feel like I am going no where, but when I see it in a span of 10 years I can see how much is being accomplished. Thank you for this exercise!

    • Rachel - Team Forleo

      That’s amazing, Shannon! We’re so glad you took the time to give this a go 🙂

  54. George Edwards

    Omg Marie, you are amazing!!! I love how you challenge me to dig deeper and question myself. This decade in review is really enlightening. I will be looking forward to the next video. I had a few great things to share. I became a US citizen this year!!! ?I was able to beat cancer and now I’m in my best health ever training days per week. I travelled to China Spain and was invited VIP to two national championship football games in Dallas and Florida experiencing that celebrity space, very humbling for me. Lost two brothers last year but got inspired by them to launch a non profit organizations to help improve communities. I started reading more and decided to live the life I love and love the life I live. I have become a different person from who I was ten yrs ago. I’m so happy I found Marie Forleo and your company and insights are priceless. I hope to share your work with kids and adults around the world. Positive vibes and much love!!
    George Edwards.

    • Rachel - Team Forleo

      It’s incredible to hear all you’ve overcome in the past 10 years, George. We’re so honored to know that Marie’s work has been an inspiration along the way. Thanks for being here!

  55. George Edwards

    I appreciate you all so much! My life has been never been the same since I’ve discovered you a few years ago. You are truly an amazing person and the gift you have is so rare, nobody teaches like you Marie. Your genuine energy and vibrations are felt by many. Stay healthy and thanks a trillion!!???

  56. Susanne

    When I’m not living my values, I become bitter (empathy and sustainability are my most important values). And when I’m not stopping and reflecting, or daily practice gratitude (which rarely happens) – I forget all the things I’m grateful for and how far I’ve come and take it for granted.

    But my most important lessons is daring to take tough conversations, putting down boundaries, taking better care of myself, understanding and rumbling with my feelings in conversations with others and continuing to set and follow my goals.

  57. Prajakta

    It’s really good practical setup to cross-check where are we going on the path we decided decade back or just we are letting surrounding in our Zen mode.
    When I was just overlooking the questions, the bestest reply my mind given to me is, “hey darling, see decision of never giving up on your dreams really take you so far in whole decade”. And I am glad I really investing my time in such activities where my unforgotten learnings are just popping up again to help my future.
    Thanks Marie , go girl ??

  58. Alda L Haas

    Love you Marie! This is so awesome. I did this review together with my wonderful husband. It was so cool to do it together. It was an amazing decade for us. We married in 2012 and have had such an amazing journey together. We have done lots of traveling together and learned to sail. Our children, we each have 2 from our previous marriage, have all graduated college and are doing so well. We are so blessed. Of course there have been low points, the passing of my amazing, beautiful Mom, was the lowest for me.
    Thank you for allowing us to remember all the wonderful accomplishment and beautiful and life-turning events in our lives. You are such a dear and special person.
    Thank you Marie!

    • Rachel - Team Forleo

      Alda, thank you for taking the time to share this with us. We’re so terribly sorry to hear about the passing of your sweet Mom, and we’re in awe of your incredible strength. We’re also so touched by your ability to celebrate the beautiful things you and your family have to be thankful for. That gratitude is so important. Thanks for being here!

  59. Cherelle

    Thank you, Marie, for allowing me the time to review what I have actually achieved in the last decade. The biggest lessons I have learned is that I am responsible for what happens to my life and to stop waiting for ….. to happen and appreciate the life I have right now.

    • Renee – Team Forleo

      I love it, Cherelle! That is a huge lesson, and we’re so glad this exercise led you to this lightbulb moment. We’re cheering for you –– keep going! You’ve got this. ?

  60. Beth G.

    Such a great exercise! Perfect timing since I am in that contemplating the next career steps!

  61. Beth Osberg

    Hey Marie! I have dropped off the face of the planet for a while, working hard!
    So I finally took time to watch the latest in my inbox from you which is this episode. The light bulb inside my mind burns brighter now. Thank you so much for what you do.
    (I also ordered your book! Can’t wait to begin reading it!)

    • Renee – Team Forleo

      Amazing, Beth! We’re so glad you found this video exactly when you were meant to. Keep burning that light bright! All of us are cheering you on! ??

  62. Renee – Team Forleo

    Holy moly! What a decade it’s been for you, Hillary. Getting out of debt is a HUGE accomplishment. We’re truly honored to have you in our world, and keep going! You’re doing amazing. ?

  63. Eija Storgård

    This is such good exercise! And this second video got my spirits up! I got laid off three months ago, just when I turned 50. I’ve applied for numerous jobs, but nothing is coming up, and it’s been difficult financially and emotionally. I had given myself a deadline of the end of this year. If I don’t have a new job by then, I’m going to create my own business (I had my own company a few years ago, but I was more of a freelancer for a marketing company rather than pure entrepreneur). I’m a graphic designer and an interior designer, I have a ton of experience, so now I have to get busy, and start 2020 strong! I will finish all the b-school lessons, gain the courage to sell my skills, get smart about marketing, and create financial stability I desire. I have a lot to be thankful for, and maybe this experience of being laid off was a blessing in disguise. I hope everyone will have a wonderful holiday time and a fantastic decade of the 2020s!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Eija, we adore your amazing attitude! The way you’re choosing to look at this challenge is so empowering, and we love that you’re taking practical action steps to leverage your experience and working hard to create the financial stability you’re wanting for yourself. We have no doubt that you can absolutely do this, and we’re thrilled you’ll be using the B-School strategies to help take your next steps. It’s going to be an incredible 2020 ahead for you – please keep us posted! XOXO

  64. The most important thing to let go is my belief that I am too old now ans it is too late to start a business. Of course I although thought my business idea will not be successful, my skills, my knowledge would not be enough. But that cost me so much life energy and money for many courses I booked but did not go into action.
    So thank you so much for reminding me – and all of us – that this is just nonsense and is only holding me back from my soul work.
    May be I am now old enough to be foolish enough to start a business on my terms. So 2020 will be THE year for me! (with a little help from you, Marie!)

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      YES Rita! This is your year! We know you can do this, and your timing is perfect. You’re exactly where you need to be in your life and it’s NEVER too late to start an exciting new chapter. You are more than enough, exactly as you are, to share your special gifts and soul work with the world – we promise. They’re so needed.

      If you haven’t already, be sure to watch this episode right now for some additional inspiration:

      Team Forleo is cheering you on – we can’t wait to see what you’ll create in the years to come!


    The one thing I am going to let go of is me limiting myself. Limiting that I can’t run a business on my own, that I need to be an employee to support my family, that I need to do it the same way everyone else has done it. How am I going to do it? I’m not sure yet, but I am sure I AM GOING TO FIGURE IT OUT!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      So much yes to all of this, Jennifer – let those limiting beliefs GO. You have such innate wisdom and talent within you, just waiting to be shared with the world in new ways. We know you will absolutely figure this out, you have a fresh, shiny new decade ahead of you to do so! Trust yourself and that guidance within 🙂

  66. Brandi Harrigan

    Good morning, Miss Marie <3 I must say this was the most awesome opportunity to wake up with today 🙂 These exact things have been on my mind a LOT lately (as I've just entered the final year of my 30's! eek!) and these journaling exercises are exactly the kind of … more mindful and purpose-directed things that I know I need to consciously accept/release/give myself props for. (That last one probably shoulda been 1st)
    Anyhoo- thanks for all you do. Thanks to everyone else here doing this with me right now <3 I cant wait to see what this brings.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Good morning, Brandi! We’re so happy you’re doing these exercises and they’re resonating with what you’ve already been reflecting upon. These are incredibly powerful areas to consciously focus on, and we hope it serves you SO well heading into the final glorious year of your 30’s and the 2020’s 🙂 It only gets better! Sending huge Team Forleo love your way.

  67. For ten years I’ve been banging my head against a wall; trying to turn my love of photography into a full-time, cover-my-expensive-lifestyle, bill-paying machine. After a getting some-one-one advice from Marie on the call-in show, surviving a huge health scare, and reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, Big Magic, I finally realized that I’ve put too much pressure on my creativity. I’ve squashed the joy and killed my desire to continue. So I’m letting go of that requirement to pay a bill. I’m letting go of the requirement to build an insane infrastructure to match my big dreams. I’ll create for myself, because I love it, the way I love it and when it feels right. If it ever becomes something that generates income – great. If not, no sweat.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      This is HUGE, Jackie! So powerful. We’re cheering you on for making this courageous and clear decision to keep nurturing your creativity and love for your craft. Please keep us posted on how things shift for you as a result, we LOVE hearing about your progress and are so so excited to see what the decade ahead brings in your world!

  68. Dear Marie,
    It took me a whole last week to do the finish the first section, and it was totally worth it. I will start tonight with this one.
    At first, I thought that I won’t be able to remember most things since I didn’t keep a journal or anything like that; and I rarely posted on my social media. I had several big insights and one of those is that I need to keep a journal all the time, especially when I am happy, feeling accomplished and when I work on my goals. I tend to write when it is bad, or not at all. I felt like I haven’t achieved very much and it has been 6 years since I got my Psychology degree – but when I saw everything I have done on a 6 pages spread – I realized I learned much more about psychology from working in fields of media, art, theatre & tourism; it also highlighted my multi-passionate tendencies & creativity, and many important lessons I have learned the hard way that must not be forgotten. Also, 2019 is not yet over – and I learned and gained so much from it, even when I got fired and went from having 2 jobs to none. I’m turning 30 in June, so it is also a brand new decade of my life – and I truly believe that the universe sent me your book and these series to help me rise and soar. Thank you, dear Marie, you’re a treasure.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Kris, it sounds like you did an amazing job of Part 1 and we can’t wait for you to dive into the second part soon! It’s clear that you’ve had an amazing and full decade, that you’ve learned so much about yourself and your passions along the way. What a beautiful way to spend your twenties! We love that you’re being reminded of the power of journaling, through all of life’s ups and downs 🙂

      Your positive outlook in the face of really tough challenges is so inspiring and we know it’s going to be an incredible new decade ahead for you, full of exciting new possibilities!

  69. You popped up in my email this morning with exactly the right thing to say to me…as usual! Thank you, Marie.

  70. This exercise is perfect for me right now. I need to shake off the old and get ready for what I think will be an awesome new decade. Thank you for the thought experiment. (Thank you for being such an amazing guide!) I have 2 important things to let go of – letting go of the feeling that I am not worthy or deserving to live the life of my dreams. Increasing my self-worth is something I’ve been working on for the past few years. It’s a slow process – but I need to kick the feeling of “lack” to the curb. My other “aha” moment is that I don’t have to be liked by everyone all the time. These two probably go hand in hand. If I felt confident and worthy, I wouldn’t need validation from others. Phew. Quite a self-revelation.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      These are such powerful revelations, Lynne! Here’s to kicking those feelings you know aren’t serving you to the curb. You can do this, and you’re SO deserving of the life of your dreams. Remember, your highest happiness, fulfillment, and joy truly serves everyone in the best way.

      I have a feeling you may also find these episodes of MarieTV helpful:

      We’re cheering you on big time as you embrace your worth, Lynne. You deserve all the goodness your heart desires ❤️

    • Angie

      Thank you, thank you, thank you!! muchas gracias Marie!!:)
      My 3 goals for 2020 are
      -Having my own place to live close to nature sea/mountains
      -Take off my Coaching/Blogging business (Including having my website ready)
      -Deliver my best in one of my other income sources which are insurances.

      Again, thank you, really appreciate this!

  71. I started my teaching career in Europe a decade ago. I wanted to become a mindset coach and a self-growth writer, but ten years ago, neither I nor the world was ready for it. After my bachelor’s degree, I also got a master’s in teaching, so I started my teaching career. But, I knew deep down that my calling was to help others live their ideal lifestyles. I went through a lot of difficulties in life, and it seemed like nothing was in my favor in these ten years. My relationship with my family was in turmoil because they envisioned another future for me. Looking back now, I see that what seemed like stinking was the fertilizer that made me the person I am today. When you add fertilizer to the flowers, it stinks, but that it’s what gives power to the flowers. Perls suffer before they gain their glowing looks as well. When you go through things in life, just believe that everything is in perfect alignment for you. It’s your calling! It is not always coming in the form you expect it. Just believe in the process and know that it’s not happening to you, but it’s happening for you. Thanks to everything I went through in life, I was able to write two books, “Hello Sunshine” and “Unconditional Joy.” And now the third one is coming out “You in you,” which is talking about our wisdom voice and ego voice, and how we are the victim of our ego voice and suppress our wisdom voice, which is speaking the truth. Now I see that everything I had to face in life was what I called for. I wouldn’t have been inspired to write my books if I hadn’t experienced obstacles in life. I couldn’t encourage others to go for their higher callings if I had failed to do it myself.
    Now my biggest challenge is transitioning my career into mindset coaching career, which has been my highest calling in life. But, my ego is trying to talk me out of it by presenting all the reasons why I should just enjoy the peak of my teaching career I have built on my own from scratch. But I know that my teaching career was just a bridge to prepare me for today.
    I am ready to commit myself to my new coaching career and numb the ego voice in the following decade.

    • Renee – Team Forleo

      This is so beautiful, Sevi! Thank you for sharing your story and your heart with us. It’s true –– any challenges or struggles we face are truly fertilizer for the greatest good of our future. Thank you for being so vulnerable and sharing your decade in review with us, and we’re cheering you on as you head into the roarin’ 2020’s!

  72. Letting go of fear, anger, judgements that stop me be show up for life, to trust in my power, in my wisdom and in my knowledge ??

  73. Monica Erwin

    Thank you for this exercise! I realized what I need to let go of is what I’m generally calling a scarcity mindset (I don’t have enough time, money, resources, connections, etc, etc, etc to do that!) . Asking myself, what has this cost me generated the insight that it’s probably been the deadliest belief because it’s prevented me from even trying to get started on a number of goals/dreams including changing careers and travelling. I can’t imagine where I would be had I let go of this 10 years ago, but I’m 1,000% sure that I’d be a hell of a lot closer to my goals if I had believed that I can totally figure it out :).
    Thanks again, can’t wait for part 3.

    • Renee – Team Forleo

      You hit the nail on the head, Monica. Scarcity mindset is a *huge* barrier to a fruitful life, and you’ve taken a monumental step by setting the intention to let it go. We’re wishing you abundance and joy for the next decade and on! ?

  74. Marie, wonderful tips as always. But just a small remark – a decade starts with 1, so the beginning of a new decade will not happen until 2021. Yeah, that means we still have one year to incorporate all that you’re teaching us 😉

  75. I feel like I lost ten pounds just watching this! MARIE, Thank-you.

    • Renee – Team Forleo

      Yaas, Lucy! Way to release the things that aren’t serving you. ? Wishing you a light and free 2020 decade!

  76. Helene

    To STOP playing small/self-suppression in order to protect other’s ego’s. The choice I made to start playing small led to self-suppression, stagnation, suffering. However, I’ve learned a lot on the road of letting go of this, which has prepared me for the next decade, so I’m grateful and no regrets, but NO MORE PLAYING SMALL. EVER.❤️

  77. Sherry

    Thank you Marie this was a good exercise. I’ve realized I need to let go of the notion (ingrained since I was 7 yrs old with two brothers) that girls are not as good as boys. It comes out as anger over stupid stuff and has kept me from trying to branch out due to not wanting to fail, thus reinforcing this stupid notion that I am not good enough.

    Love your weekly advice and am looking forward to reading your new book!

    • Renee – Team Forleo

      Love this, Sherry! It’s amazing how many un-truths we hang onto simply because of the messaging in our culture. So glad you’re letting go of this myth! Keep going – we’re cheering you on big time. ?

  78. Hey Everybody! Letting go of…
    Projects: I really don’t have a lot of mental clutter on this one.
    Beliefs: I can’t rest until I have x amount in savings. That one drove me into the ditch this year! Letting go of past financial pain.
    Resentments: I’ve learned SO MUCH about cortisol, because of what it did to my mind and body. I’m taking much better care of my mind and body in regard to stress!
    Much love,

    • Renee – Team Forleo

      Amen to all of this, Emily! I love that you learned about cortisol and stress and are applying that knowledge to your goals for the next decade. Way to go! ?

  79. Kayla

    I am SO DONE with:
    Believing that “I’m not enough”
    Always feeling like I don’t know: what I’m doing, should be doing, or what I want.
    These are the things that are holding me back from living my best life. Thanks for the help with identifying them, Marie! I’m SO thankful for you and your help! Glad you have your crap mostly together to help those of us who have it less together ^^

    • Renee – Team Forleo

      Yes yes YES! So good, Kayla. Simply writing this out and declaring it is a huge step, and we can’t wait to see what you do in the next decade. Keep going because you ARE enough and you have incredible gifts to share with the world! ?

    • Karin

      I love this, Kayla and I am right there with you!!

  80. LOVE these Q’s and have been excited for them each week. Organized a couple close girlfriends who are all also entrepreneurs to gather and do a decade in review/forward looking review together. Everyone gets 30 minutes to share and I’m sending these Q’s if they need a place to start. Can’t wait to hold space for people and be witness to the magic they will continue to do this next decade. Thank you! xx

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Beautiful, Johanna – we LOVE that you’re doing this! What an incredible way to witness and support each other. Thank you for sharing these prompts and being such an incredible human! We’re so grateful to have you as an amazing part of this community. Wishing you such a fulfilling decade ahead ❤️ xoxo

  81. Suzanne

    Dear Marie, Thank you so much for a Decade in Review! You know what I experienced when I did the exercises? I felt soooo proud!! Before I started I couldn’t even imagine if it would be powerful, my mind didn’t trust it. But then I just jumped in! And after every note I made, I decided to write down how.proud.I.felt while writing it. And that felt so amazingly good. And making it nice with some colored jelly pens! Loved it. The power of owning past results is so powerful. I feel it, it gives fuel to the Now.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      YES, Suzanne – way to jump in to this exercise whole-heartedly! We’re so thrilled that you’re feeling incredibly proud of yourself for all you’ve achieved and been through these past years. As you should!! This feeling will be so powerful for you in the decade ahead. We’re cheering you on big time over here!

  82. Dear Marie, I have been following you for years and have never felt compelled to write in your comments before although I do love to read them. However, for this exercise I wanted to say thank you. I always do a year in review it never crossed my mind to do a 10 year review. I am sat here surrounded by my photographs it is so easy to forget what you have done isn’t it!
    Answering the question what am I most proud of professionally this last 10 years was easy. I also birthed a book and have likened it to giving birth. Although I loved every moment of researching and writing my book. It was also one of the hardest things I have ever done, especially as I am dyslexic and have a habit of letting my thoughts raise ahead before I have put them on the page. 18 months on I can’t really believe I did it and still have to pinch myself that people are buying it.

    Here is to the next 10 years x

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Helen! We’re so SO happy you’re here and doing this Decade in Review. Huge congratulations on birthing your book – that’s such an incredible accomplishment! Soak up this feeling of all you’re proud of. We’re excited to see what the decade ahead holds for you! Thank you so much for being in this community ❤️

    • Pam

      You are an inspiration! I am…book pregnant? In the process of writing a book. And a book proposal. It feels like driving in the dark. Thank you for your example!

      • Pam

        …That was for Helen haha

  83. This was just what I needed! Thank you, Marie!

    I am most proud of:

    Creating a lot of gorgeous art and healing programs for people.
    Letting go of a bad pattern with men and getting married to a wonderful man
    Finding my professional voice as an artist-healer-priestess (thank you for all that you have helped me understand here, Marie @multipassionateentrepreneur).

    The most important thing I am letting go of:

    It is not even a thing – it’s two totally outdated beliefs: that I can’t change my life (I now know that I can) and that I am not really an artist. I know they are not true and have proof in my notes for this process!

    Thank you so much, and much love.


    • Julia - Team Forleo

      SO beautiful, Karin! We’re so proud of you for all you’ve achieved and embraced, and for letting go of these beliefs that simply aren’t the truth, as you know ? We couldn’t be more excited to see all the magic you’ll continue bringing to the world as your gorgeous artist-healer-priestess self!

  84. RFactor

    I’m just at the beginning of these exercises but one thing I would like to focus on in the new decade is spending less time on other people and company goals and more time on my own. So much of 2010 – 2015 (before I gave birth to my twins) was about climbing the corporate ladder. After giving birth prematurely and having all of my focus realigned to my twins and not on work it was a breath of fresh air. Now that I’m back in business, both literally and figuratively, I want it to be about my dreams and less about the dreams of a corporation. I need to build the business I’ve dreamed of and be my own boss like I’ve always wanted to be.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Right on! When it comes to your business, the only goals that matter are the ones you set for yourself. Being able to listen to your heart is one of the most rewarding things about being an entrepreneur. We can’t wait to see what 2020 brings you!

  85. Part Two: Especially this year the idea that being ‘broken’ is not actually a problem seems to be my core lesson. In a way, it’s a superpower of trust, of resilience and antifragility.

  86. I love the idea of letting go of old projects and goals that have been lingering around /collecting dust for WAY TOO LONG. Thanks for that, Marie. It feels real/good to say bye-bye to doing sh*t for the approval of others. I’m letting go of doing anything that doesn’t inspire grit.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Yes! That’s so great to hear, Denise. Cheers to a gritty new year! 😉

  87. Pam

    Oh Hey Marie!!! Love this Decade in Review process!!
    Week 1 Surprised.Me! The wisdom that fell out of me felt like it came from another world. I wanted to share some of that wisdom with you here!
    1) Failure is less visible than Success.
    What do I mean? I mean people don’t see all the failures that happen on the way to success. That’s why we have this idea of “overnight success!” and that idea is a myth.
    In my own experience, it looks like this: I send 25 emails to businesses offering copywriting services. 22 don’t respond. 2 aren’t interested. ONE gets on the phone. ONE signs me on to write for them. BOOM! My writing is visible on the internet for literally the entire world to see should they be interested in what that company has to offer. I have concrete examples to add to my portfolio. Visible. Instant. Success!
    No one sees the 24 rejections, only the 1 success. My fear of failure is so wrapped up with “what other people will think of me if I fail” – well guess what?! They’re not thinking about it, because they don’t even know it is happening.
    2) There is no such thing as TOO MUCH SUPPORT! Life. Is. Hard. Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Health are all important. Encouragement is important. Love is important. Honesty is important. Finding people who support all of these parts of my life is CRUCIAL for my growth. Asking for help is not weak, it is brave. Giving support is JUST as crucial. Sometimes, supporting others ends up helping me more than it even helps them. Support, Support, Support.
    Onto Week 2…Resentment. Anger. Things I’m oh-so-familiar with. I wanted to drop a tip to anyone still wondering how to let go of their resentments. You’ve identified them…now what? The 12 Steps. You don’t need to be in recovery or an addict or the friend of an addict or a compulsive overeater or any of those things to benefit from the 12 steps. I highly recommend looking up steps 4 and 5 and doing them as instructed for 12-step participants. This process has SAVED my life. It has allowed me to love myself and others. It is responsible for the greatest growth I’ve ever done time and again. Don’t knock it til you try it. And don’t freak out that the 12 steps have “God” in them – steps 4 and 5 are PRACTICAL tools for FREEDOM. It’s how I’m ridding myself of the resentments uncovered in week 2 of my decade in review. I feel so thankful to “know how” to get rid of them and felt selfish not sharing with others who luckily haven’t had the need to enter into 12-step recovery.
    Looking forward to week 3!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Your insights are BRILLIANT, Pam! We’re super proud of you for doing this exercise and carrying this wisdom with you into the new year and beyond. We can’t wait to see what your dreams have in store for you!

  88. Tonie

    It has become crystal clear to me that I have reached most of my personal goals, however I lack the fortitude to meet my career goals. I self-published a financial ebook last year and have sold 10 copies.

  89. Tonie

    Bernie you have been an inspiration to my getting more confidence about helping others and starting my business in 2020 with the help of b- school in February 2020.

  90. Marie you are a god send! I am at the end of 2 years of creating my business product, my business partner, daughter Kiri, and I are so glad we have you in our lives, you speak to exactly what we need to hear and keep us going on that tricky business journey.
    So thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and yes we are doing the inner work you have set for us to keep going.
    Lots of love love love
    Annie And Kiri.

  91. Rachel - Team Forleo

    Annie and Kiri, this truly means the world to us. We’re delighted to hear that Marie’s work has been an inspiration for you in your business. We’re all rooting for you both!

  92. I am loving this New Decade Activity!
    Week 1: I have had many successes in the last decade including career, financial, spiritual, & family, but the one success I am most proud of is writing a book for my daughter. I gave the book, “What is Your Superpower?”to my daughter for her high school graduation.
    Week 2: Release
    I am letting go of playing it small. I am creating space to let my spirit come through for a greater good.
    I am looking forward to Week 3!

    • Rachel - Team Forleo

      Wow, Julie! What an incredible achievement, and such a beautiful example of hard work and creativity for your daughter. We’re so glad you’re here, and we hope you’ll keep us posted about week 3! 🙂

  93. Siobhan

    Thanks Marie!

    The main thing I’m letting go of… and I’m kind of embarrassed to say it… social media stalking an old ex! Like, five years old. It’s not that I want him back (I’ve even told my current partner about it), but I feel deeply ashamed of my own behaviour at that time – of how much I put up with, and how much drama I created. I feel ashamed. That’s the hook right there.

    But I know that this is not a good way of thinking – wherever he is, he isn’t sorry, nor is he enjoying the memory of how upset I was (he’s not THAT bad) – he just isn’t thinking of me either way, and I’ve been habitually checking up on him online as if he’s gonna post otherwise, lol. A part of me still wants to ‘settle the score’ – not by wishing him ill, but wishing he could see how much better I am now. This means that, on some level, I’m still using his opinion of me as my own yardstick for what I think of myself. I need to drop it because five years of social media self-harm is no joke.

    It’s not a big theme in my life, but it’s a chronic rash, in emotional terms, and I want to Let It Go. Let go of needing him to validate my version of those painful events, let go of needing an apology, let go of notions of having ‘lost’ or ‘degraded myself’… and accept that it was what it was.

    Gotsta do it, Marie and friends! Has anyone had a similar issue?

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      You are absolutely not alone in going through this, Siobhan. Your self-awareness and commitment to letting go of patterns around this past relationship are HUGE and so powerful. We know it’s not easy in any way, so keep being gentle and kind with yourself in the process. We’re so proud of you!

  94. Hi Marie!
    Loving this! For me, the past decade was a lesson in SURVIVAL!

    Here goes the nitty-gritty details of the last decade, I lost my beloved father, got married at 45, gained step-children, my husband had a very serious accident after 2 weeks of marriage, my sucessful business failed in the recession, spouse developed drug and alcohol addiction, spouse lost 6-figure job, went in and out of rehab 12 times, totaled 2 cars, step-children had to be put in mental health facilities because of parents drug and alcohol addiction, I could only get part-time work, lost my health insurance, then my husband tried to stab me when he was high, all his medical bills totaled over 200K and I was responsible because I was married to him, divorce, bankruptcy, almost lost my home, my 2 beloved dogs passed on, have depression, anxiety, and PTSD, had a nervous breakdown, almost gave up, hospital, relied on foodstamps and other government assistance, reconnected with old flame, moved to CA from CT, his adult daughter decided she didn’t want me around, found myself in CA no job, or place to live, no car and no friends…..I’m sure I’ve left out many more but who’s counting.

    BUT I survived! Today I teach art at a Junior college and have over 100 students; my art is healing my students and me as well. I’m making a living as an artist which is what I always wanted. Additionally, I’ve become a teaching artist through the Kennedy Center for the Arts, made great friends, became a certified yoga instructor, survived the fires, live in the beautiful wine country and I’m figuring everything out!!!

    I’ve been following you for 4 years and finally decided to take b-school and it has changed my life! I’m 61yrs old but I feel like I’m 16 because what I learned is that I survived all this shit life threw at me and it made me stronger. I Love myself now and the only one I believe in is ME, for the first time I have confidence and never will anyone shake me down. Ever. Again.

    So in closing (sorry so long) life for me is figureoutable. Not every day will be good or bad but as long as I have my health I have everything. Grateful for life!!! Thank you Marie, Team Forleo, B-Schoolers!!!!!!!!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Mary Beth, we are so SO proud of you! Look at all you’ve overcome these past years. And look how you’re thriving! You are absolutely amazing, and a shining example that everything really is figureoutable. We’re so inspired by your strength and grace! We cannot wait to see what the decade ahead holds for you with your art and all the amazing gifts you’re sharing with the world. Doing a huge Team Forleo happy dance to celebrate with you!

      • Mary Beth Sasso

        Thank you!!! I feel so empowered!

  95. Trista

    Wow! Thank you so much for this! I have been feeling in a funk these last weeks and being very hard on myself as someone who was a high achieving woman in the past. Going through this and noting what was most important to me in the last 10 years, I broke down in tears as I realized something. The most important thing to me was raising strong and healthy kids after they lost their father. All the other stuff that I didn’t do ”well enough” at pales in comparison.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Trista, what an amazing and beautiful accomplishment that is! Believe us when we say that you are more than enough in every way. Be kind to yourself through all these chapters of life. You have SO much to be proud of! We’re so glad this exercise helped you see that ❤️

  96. I really missed these videos. Not sure why I don’t get the Marie TV weekly vids anymore but I’m going to sign up again now. I’m glad I watched these two. I’m doing the exercises and getting so much out of them. So true those old stories suck the life right out of you and it is time for them to go. Thank you!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Hi Stephanie! We’re so glad you’re enjoying these exercises and getting lots out of them ? Yes to letting go of those heavy old stories! And we’re so happy you’re signed back up to receive all our emails straight to your inbox again. Hooray – “see” you tomorrow!

  97. Jenny

    The most important lesson I learned in this decade is how my mindset determines the choices that I make, which in turn affects my outcome. By believing that “Everything is Figureoutable” each choice that I made from that one mindset led me to: 1) Realizing my true dreams and changing careers 2) Finding a mentor/coach that could help me with my career change 3) Awakening my passion for learning again and 4) Taking control of my life once more.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      This is awesome, Jenny! It sounds like you’re gearing up for a marvelous 2020. 🙂

  98. Beth OSBERG

    @4:16 Thank you Marie!!! This is exactly why I joined B School years ago. Love you lady <3

  99. Beth OSBERG

    @4:16 Thank you Marie! Boosts of confidence <3 invaluable.

  100. Ally

    1. Connect with Marie and let her know the download the Universe shared with me about what specifically she is doing here in this plane with the work she does. This is not the motivating of people she does, its bigger than that and if you want to know Marie, email me. This download is a big part of the why and what not only you but I and others like us are doing and contributing to the world/collective, but are not seeing it from this new perspective.

    2. Get out in the world and do what I came here to do [even if I am not ready, thanks Marie].

    3. Deepen my connection to source and make miracles daily. Thank you, Than you, Thank you.

    Thanks for this opportunity at clarity Marie, I am humbly grateful.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      We’re always happy to hear your thoughts and feedback, Ally! Feel free to email us with anything you’d like to share with Marie at infoATmarieforleoDOTcom.

  101. Kay

    Reflection, helps us to release the past and what/who no longer serves. I likes how you get it. I make sure to do an activity like this every December.

  102. A very good way to say goodbye to 2010’s and welcome the year 2020 so many good memories and more incoming.

  103. My top three goals for 2020 are very specific to my life right now, and relate to continuing/ closing cycles that are in the works. Here goes:
    1. Qualify my thesis project. I’m halfway through a doctorate program that I’ve spent my whole adult life working for. That is a definite priority;
    2. Get my website online. This is something I’ve been putting off for years! I run a design business, and I’ve basically let it go by the wayside these last few years, as I’ve focused on academic life. But this is my professional career and my only source of income and professional pride, so I need to get myself in gear;
    3. Have 2 good, solid art shows. I’ve recently restarted my art career, which is a personally very important thing. Being an artist is a huge part of my identity, and I gave up on it due to life. Coming back brought me back to life in so many ways, and this year I have a solo showing set up for September, as well as a collective one in February. So, extra focus is needed!
    All that said, a fourth goal is to finish reading your book, which I’ve started and let go, because holidays/ end of year running. But I’m taking a vacation trip with my husband, and will take it with me.
    Lastly, thank you so much for all you do, as it pushed me to get out of my comfort zone so many times over the years! You wouldn’t believe the difference your words have wrought on my life. Thank you ♡

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      This is all so exciting, Bibiana! We’re cheering you on big time in all you do. 🙂

  104. Hey Loves! I HAVE REALLY APPRECIATED THIS SERIES! The exercises have meant sooo much and the comments and acknowledgment has meant sooooo much! Thankya Thankya Thankya!
    I’m an author coach, and so my three big business goals for the coming year are:
    1. Re-write my book. I’ve learned so much from my first two years in business, that rather than write a new book, I’m working on making the first one better and republishing. I want to launch this year, and I see this as foundational to the path forward.
    2. HEALTH. This past year, I’ve learned more than ANYTHING that my physical body is the foundation of everything. Want to strengthen the healthy habits I’ve implemented in 2019. Know what to do, just need to grow in this direction.
    3. Audience. During the past couple years (cuz I was supporting my fam) I focused on money. I feel really burned out. I’ve got a great client roster, so rather than focusing on financial goals, my mind needs a break because I feel a little burned out on the topic. I want to focus on growing and serving my audience this year, which affects financials as well. But it will also give my soul a rest from taking responsibility for everything all the time. My hubby’s got a great new job, and I think taking a year away from obsessing over money will help me set wonderful financial goals in 2021!
    I also want to share my goals for 2030. This is how I see it right now:
    1. Fulfillment: Finish and publish my novel: The Capacity for Seeing Ghosts.
    2. Business: I would love to develop, grow and eventually sell the course I created called the Meaning Method, which uses “manifesting through the chakras” as a spiritual path to writing and publishing. It’s going great, it’s got a very clear structure, and I can see myself maturing it and handing it over to someone else. I love it, but I don’t want to be in charge of it forever. And it really is a clear idea that the right person could capitalize on and spread, probably even better than I could, if I develop the philosophy and lay down the basis. It’s “The Meaning Method” so my name’s not attached.
    3. I see myself both writing and coaching authors into my 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond. I’d love to coach books that will make a huge impact in the world that I could never write myself. I would love to coach physicists who want to write science fiction. I would love to use the creative writing process to help people become more comfortable and knowledgable about using their intuition.
    Those are my 3 biggest long term goals. I’ve copied them into my journal and am so happy to have them online as well!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Love love love this, Emily! Your clarity is fantastic and we can’t wait to see what 2020 and the next decade has in store for you. 🙂

  105. Julia

    Hi Marie, This is an excellent idea! I’ve heard of years in review, but never really thought about what went into them – and here I am, about to jump into a decade in review!
    I have a quick question – when you say share this with family members, do you have a process for that? Does everyone sit down and do each part at the same time and share? Do you each do it and then share it all at the same time? Do you give it to each other to read? Looking at the questions, I could see that some of it could be pretty sensitive, so just wondering what you do.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Great question, Julia! The good news is that there’s no wrong way to do the decade in review. It’s totally okay if there are some parts you want to keep to yourself. For the parts that aren’t as personal, we encourage you to share however you feel is right for you. Sharing is a great way to get your family on board with supporting your goals as well as working toward goals together. 🙂 If you do decide to sit down and all work on it together, it’s okay to say that sharing isn’t required for every question so everyone knows it’s a safe space.

      • Julia

        Thanks! Along with doing this for myself, my spouse and I are going to do a version of it for our marriage as we are both on the cusp of changes in our work lives that will definitely have an impact on our personal life together. Just discussing this project with him has been scary!

  106. Whew! I just finished part 3 (future me had a LOT to say) and reviewed the first two parts. I’m am feeling pumped for this new decade! Thank you so much for the clarity building exercise of this decade in review. One of the things I’ve learned in the last decade is that I need to make time to know myself so I can show up fully in all aspects of my life. This journaling does it for that self knowledge foundation I need.
    My three big specific goals for the next year are: to write daily, stretch and strengthen daily, and to visit my special spot in nature twice a week.
    Thank you Marie!!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      When your future self is full of wisdom, that means your current self already has that wisdom within. 🙂 We’re so glad you’re embracing it and have made such soul-fulfilling goals for 2020. You got this!

  107. Natalie

    I found section one and two to be very exciting and filled with joy. It’s so nice to see all that you’ve done over the years from a distance, almost an eagle eye view. It was also confidence boosting!

    Section three has posed more emotional challenges however. I understand the concept of letting go of goals and projects that we’re not finishing (because ultimately they aren’t coming from a deep place inside of us). However, when I look at my own goals and projects that I haven’t completed, I’m having a hard time with trying to understand why. If it’s because deep down inside I don’t really WANT to do them, or because they’re not in my heart to do, then I feel completely lost (possible identity crisis!) Maybe I am just feeling fear to accomplish the goals, or maybe deep down they’re not really what I want, but I’m feeling confused. \

    My goals are centered around growing a health coaching business (continuing to stay inspired enough to do so) and being able to healthy financially (supporting myself financially).

    How can I break down these blocked emotions that are preventing me from seeing the truth of my path and get to the heart of my goals?

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      That’s a really good observation, Natalie, as well as a great question! You might like this episode of MarieTV on procrastination: In it, Marie offers a unique perspective that may help unpack what’s going on with some of those lingering goals.

  108. uta

    Hi Team Forleo…
    As interesting as it is reading people’s
    comments – they go on forever &
    flatten my iPhone battery when
    I’m out & about. How can I keep
    all your stuff , minus replies from
    your devoted fan base?
    Cheers, uta ?

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Good question, Uta! While there’s not a way to disable comments on the website, it may help to check out The Marie Forleo Podcast while you’re out and about. It’s the same content as what’s in the MarieTV episodes, but with audio only. That should cut down on some of the loading and page bandwidth. 🙂

  109. Josefina

    AMAZING!!! THANK YOU for this AMAZING gift!!! YOU ROCK Marie!!!!

  110. When everyone else has come and gone…there you are!
    And that’s the truth!
    I feel like you’re a friend that I grew up with.
    The 20’s will be roaring…as we are so over the moaning and groaning.
    I think most of us…get it now or at least the half full- part.
    Tee hee…many good ones ahead and behind too. smokeyg

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      The 20’s will be roaring indeed, Sharon! We adore your attitude and are SO happy you’re an amazing part of this community. It makes us smile that Marie feels like an old friend to you! ? XOXO

  111. Kerdu

    My top 3 goal for 2020 are:
    1. Launch my e-commerce store Swops in January and make it profitable by December 2020.
    I started working towards creating it after reading Marie’s book. That’s how inspirational it was for me! Thank you ??
    2. I want to be able to enroll B-school to make my first goal happen.
    3. I want to be emotionally more present for my kids and loved ones because at the end of the day they are my greatest value of life ?

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      These are all SUCH beautiful goals for the year ahead, Kerdu! It sounds like you have such clarity around what’s most important to you and are already well on your way to bringing these into reality. We would absolutely love to welcome you into B-School and help support you in launching your store in a big way next year! If you have any questions at all that we can help with in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know ❤️ We’re cheering you on!

  112. Kim

    Starting my own online business.
    Living a happier life.
    Creating financial freedom.
    These are my goals, all related to one another and with my decision to leave corporate America in early 2020. I’m excited and terrified all at the same time!

  113. Hey Marie,
    I would love to know more about your Community Manager opportunities.

  114. I’m letting go of the limiting belief that “I’m not a ‘REAL’ entrepreneur” because I don’t work nonstop 24/7, or because I’m not sustaining myself yet from my business, or for whatever other dumb reason he comes up with. This little sh*tter thought always pops in when I’m feeling overwhelmed or not happy with where I am. LETTING THIS GUY stay in the 2010s for GOOD this time!

  115. Monica Erwin

    I’m having trouble narrowing down to just 3 goals – I want to do them ALL…NOW. I have fallen into this trap before in the past and know it does not lead to success. There’s gotta be a MarieTV episode for that, right?? 😀

  116. Done! Freaking awesome exercise! I’m back on track! Thanks Marie!

    My biggest lesson? That I was chasing success where only an illusion existed. A successful life is for me to heatedly like who I am and to be aligned with the Source (Higher Power) that lies in me.

    Note: I used to do/teach this kind of exercise (for a year and 3 years though) … However, the exercise of the last year was done in a “little washed” (unmotivated) way because I had to give up the entrepreneurial lifestyle in 2018 to find a part-time job after twenty-five years of entrepreneurship. I needed to do this to come back stronger. I am retiring in a few months from this part time job. I will also be officially retired because of my age, but to return to the writing of my third book and my project “Passez au suivant” (passing forward to the next) on which I worked in 2019. My website is completed and I started to offer conferences (2) after which people ask for more. A third is scheduled for early March. Yeah!

  117. Valentina

    I loved writing/reading a letter from the future me. This was so powerful. The biggest lesson of all is that the wisdom is already insight of me, I just have to tap into it and let it flow, trusting that my life is going in a good direction.

    • Jennifer - Team Forleo

      That’s so perfect, Valentina! Thank you for sharing, you’re on the right track.

  118. K

    You just taught my entire health/life coaching program. I have everyone write the 10 year thingie and boy is it so powerful and yes it makes you feel weird because most people don’t think about anything but the past. Deep, deep truths.

    Thanks Marie, Keeping it real always!

  119. These are my top 3 things I celebrated and let go of…that have created my 2020 goals. 1. I’ve been wanting to make a change for SO LONG, especially since moving to California. You know…they’re lots of skinny people all around me! Hahaha…it was my running joke with my business partner. But seriously, California is an extremely healthy state. So when Stacia approached me about the detox she had read about I said yes. I had just finished listening to Mel Robbins “Kick Ass” and a comment she made about being a hypocrite to someone she was coaching struck hard. I help people every day fight their excuses and take better care of themselves. And it was my turn. And…6 months after our detox, I have lost 23 pounds and have never felt better. I am leaner, stronger and my diet (what I eat) seriously rocks. I did it…me, myself and I…I pushed myself…with my own plan and I embraced the changes. In 2020 I plan to continue to celebrate and nourish my healthy body.

    2. Letting go and forgiveness…after 12 years it was time to say goodbye to my nutrition stores. And this one for me will be a HUGE win and a HUGE lesson. Closing the store made me feel like an absolute failure, because in the end, it was losing money and the best solution was to close the doors. BUT, I remind myself that small businesses close all the time and I made not one, but two stores survive for 12 years. And in the process, I became who I am today… I met Stacia, I created a business I love, met too many great people to name and count and I get to live my life on my terms and be there every single day for my kids and my family.

    3. Everything is figureoutable! Yep…that New York Times Best Seller book really touched my heart and at many times this year, I felt it saved me from throwing in the towel and quitting. Seriously, when you feel like there are no answers…look inside and you will figure it out. 2019 was a serious launching pad for me. I hired two awesome mentors, I made HUGE changes in my life and I am super ready for the next decade. BRING IT ON! Thank you Marie!!! I feel so blessed to have found you…and I did witness you in New York, and in LA and through B-School – thank you!

    • Rachel - Team Forleo

      Corry, to hear the ways you embraced these changes in your life is such an inspiration. Thank you for taking the time to share this with us — we’re truly so proud to have you in our community. Here’s to pushing forward with our dreams in 2020! <3

  120. Hey guys!

    Love this, am doing it today – almost winter solstice – and it feels to good to reflect!

    My top 3 goals for the next year are

    1. Allow myself to feel at home where I live now – both physically, virtually and, most-of-all: emotionally. I’m going to nurture this by strengthening my community.
    2. Repeat B School this year and focus on creating beautiful, heart-centred free content in the field of somatic education, to help people heal their own pain by learning how to sense their own body’s wisdom. I’m going to achieve this by loving myself and shedding the limiting belief that no-one will give a shit about what I have to share.
    3. I’m going to learn Spanish, fast. By hiring someone to teach me (and practice with!). My ultimate dream is to create a somatic education retreat in Spain and I need to uplevel my language skills.

    My future self wants to remind me not to take it all too seriously!

    It was awesome to see you Marie in London and I hope there will be more live experiences for us all to connect in the future…preferably involving dance-offs, Smurfs and cocktails!

    Thank you for all you do you guys. I wishing y’all the most wonderful Christmas and New Year, and see you in the new decade!

  121. Rachel - Team Forleo


    We love your goals for next year. Giving yourself permission to feel at home where you are in so important. It’s excited to hear about your goals for your business too, and we’d love to see you back in B-School in March 2020!

    We’d also love to create more live events — it turns out cocktails, dance-offs and Smurfs are a pretty epic combination! We’re wishing you a truly wonderful holiday season, and we’re so grateful to have you in our community! 🙂

  122. Yes!!! I want land! I want land! I want Land! I WANT LAND!!!! I keep saying it over and over and so this is my focus for the next 10 years. I’ve wanted it for years and this will be my big dream/achievement for the next 10! There are more dreams that go with that land but they are big and I’ve been stuck trying to figure out how to get them to work. P.S. Grabbing your book right now! I will only feed myself positive information going forward. If something doesn’t feel right or move in a positive direction then I’m out! Too long with the same stories, same toxic junk clogging my veins. Time to detox and move on! Another goal is B-School! I’m going to figure out how to pull in all the things I want into this reality. Thank you so much!!!! Feeling pumped.

  123. Fabiana

    I loved doing this exercise! I especially loved writing the letter to myself. The words came so easily and I really feel like I believed them! I feel so hopeful for the future, for the next decade. Thank you Marie!

    • Jennifer - Team Forleo

      Fantastic, Fabiana! It’s so great to hear you enjoyed this exercise. Here’s to a great new year and a wonderful next decade!

  124. I most need to let go of the story/thought – and saying WAY to often – “I Don’t Know”

    I find myself saying this when people ask me how I feel, what I’m doing in my business – even what I want to eat!

    And it’s never actually that I don’t know, it’s just I haven’t made the time to check in with myself, to plan, or to ask myself.

    I know the best answers come from within me and from my heart – so in 2020 it’s time to stop telling myself I don’t know them.

  125. Hi,
    Loved your book!
    My top three goals for this next year are 1) Pay off IRS 2) Get car serviced 3) Find a cheaper apartment.
    Actually, my number one goal is to stay off the street. Kind of negative I know, but the reality is what it is. On So So Security and a low paying job. Starting to think that at 74 I can’t get a decent job again.


    • Rachel - Team Forleo

      Hi Bill,
      We’re so glad to hear you enjoyed Marie’s book. We appreciate you sharing your goals and we whole heartedly believe you can find a job you love — keep pushing forward and know we’re all rooting for you over here.

  126. This is so important to do, Marie. We can often spend too much time in our heads, thinking about past mistakes, failure, and missed opportunities. When we write down things we’ve accomplished in our lives, it brings to our awareness that we do have the ability to reach our goals.
    I normally work on my goals as I go along each day, week, month, year. I have so many lined up I’ll need several lifetimes to achieve them. 🙂
    Take Care.

  127. This exercise rocked my world.
    Let’s put this in context. I’m a coach and I’m used to do “year in review” exercises. I might even be a bit of a masochist and be permanently reviewing my life. And yet this exercise was unexpected and enlightening.
    It was not because of what I wrote in the list. I’ve had a pretty amazing decade, but I already knew that. Brought up two kids, got divorced, left my corporate job, became a coach, published a book, gave talks and workshops, travelled around the world learning from really good masters, learned to love – even if I ended up alone, struggled with money and went through a veeery long dark night of the soul, and a very long et cetera, until going back to a 9 to 4 work. And the list of what I’ve learned was even longer.
    I thought I knew what I would write about what was most important about it and why. But a decade in review puts everything in a different context. Changes the perspective, like seeing the earth from up a transatlantic flight. And I saw what was Important, with capital letters, was not that I fought for my dreams and did my best to make them come true even if I ended up failing, as I thought it would be. The most important thing was that I claimed myself and I became more of me. The insight put a radical end to my feelings of failure because not only I haven’t lost any of that Me I became, but it just keeps getting bigger. And yes, I have more dreams to work towards, and a new energy to go for them.
    So I encourage everyone to take a shot at this decade in review. You may find some truths in there that you might need to know.
    Marie and team Forleo, thanks for this and for the amazing content you keep showering us with.
    Marta A

  128. Sukhdev Jackson

    Can you help? Can’t find part one

  129. Hi, Marie! Just finished this as my Winter Solstice wrap-up, and that letter was SUCH a trip. (Added bonus: it would be from my 47 year old self and wound up being on page 47 of my notebook … cue Twilight Zone music…!) My top three goals are (1) to find and use a tracking system that consistently works for not only my budget, but my habits and my creative to-do list, (2) to ditch my chronic back pain, and (3) to get certified in at least one level of Reiki! These are my foundation, and once I get that shored up I can build anything else on the rest of my list. Thanks to you and your team for making this series and helping inspire so many wonderful people – myself included! Here’s to the next decade, and to the amazing selves we all have waiting for us!

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Love this, Angela! Thank you so much for sharing. Amazing serendipity with the number 47 too – that’s gotta be good luck ? Happy New Year, and our team is sending you the best for an incredible decade ahead!

  130. Dyan

    I started the decade in review in my head as I waited to be on vacations in order to allow myself enough time to dig deep… and my gosh did I turn out to be an expert archaeologist! LOL I noticed that I had journals, pictures, Facebook, a ton on material where I could actually take my facts from and not let myself that I was being over-optimistic or that I could discredit myself when not in my best moments or by old beliefs that “nah, that’s not such a big deal”.
    Back in 2010 I had a milestone year in many ways. I live in Mexico City and that was the year right after the flu pandemic, I had to shut down my coffee shop, no savings, still living at my parents’ house and jobless. Then after a very smart call I did to a past internship boss I landed a job in what I had actually studied (art history) and saw a light at the end of the tunnel as I thought I’d never live from art. Thing started to shift but then I had a very low moment when I had several important losses, led by a medical mistake that took my dad from us when he was just supposed to get a MRI. That has been one of the most excruciating pains I’ve ever felt and I honestly don’t know what made me navigate that year so well.
    Now, I am totally in a different place. Resilience was my dad’s last gift and I now understand that we are ALWAYS stronger than we think… so much stronger. I also proved myself wrong with all my previous limiting beliefs.

    I have lived from art for the past 10 years, not only in the same job, but in 3 different positions. I am now debt free and I even have some savings that will allow me to have my emergency fund for when I leap to my own business (B-school, baby!). I went from a bad codependent relationship to a loving and learning marriage with a great man. I’ve been able to travel 3 times to Europe, twice to China and twice to Brazil. I earned my MA and have been published with small articles that have dusted my need for writing. And to think that I was telling myself I hadn’t accomplished much… man can we be hard on ourselves!
    So 2020 is all about grace and kindness to myself and my close circle. We learned the hard way, but we don’t need to make it or keep it rough… LOVE is the way always and we have ourselves to remind us that we have accomplished so much and are more than enough!
    I will also let go of the dumb excuses that keep me from trying out my business ideas even if they feel radical.
    I will learn to reflect in my body the balance I have achieved and allow myself to pay attention to self-care as much as I do to my work and relationships.
    There… saying it out loud to a community of positive people! And to Marie that has been my mentor in days of uncertainty and overwhelm! Thank you so much and happy happy holidays to you and all team Forleo!

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Incredible, Dyan – thank you so much for sharing. Happy Holidays to you from all of us! xo

  131. As I look back on the last 10-years, I have done some pretty great stuff…I received 2 Master’s degrees, I wrote a small book, I wrote three professional articles, I presented in front of my colleagues at the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, created my own business, created my own website, supported my mom through chemo – all while teaching and coaching full time. SO, the question for me remains, why don’t I feel fulfilled? I know these things are wonderful and they are pushing me forward professionally. Why then am I so hard on myself to do more? Be better? Do better? What am I not looking at? I haven’t yet made it to section 2, but I am hoping that the more I work through my “Decade in Review,” I find some fulfillment and peace within myself.

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Thank you for your comment, Allison. I know you’re SO not alone here. For most of us, the person we are hardest on is ourselves.

      For me personally, I find that I usually don’t stop to actually let accomplishments sink in for a second – it’s always on to the next thing. That drive to constantly improve is a beautiful thing, but it’s lovely to balance it out with taking a moment sometimes to honor what we have accomplished.

      I hope you find parts 2 and 3 of our Decade In Review helpful, and another thing you could play around with is journaling about gratitude. We did a great episode a while back about gratitude journaling here:

      It could be fun to not only journal about other things and people in your life, but maybe journal about some of the things you’ve accomplished, and why you’re grateful for them – and for yourself! 🙂

  132. I loved doing these activities. While I am not always the most confident person, I am working on it. SO, my three goals are: 1) I want to experience financial freedom – save money, be frugal (need vs. want) when I do go out, it’s reasonable and doesn’t involve alcohol. 2) I want my business to make it’s first $10,000. Developing an eBook, webinar, and/or 6-week curriculum writing course. 3) I want to be more health-conscious. Eat healthier – aka-when I am hungry. Eliminate sugar. Workout at least 3-days/week.

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Yess! You got this, Allison! We’re cheering you on 🙂

  133. I’m glad I can comment here because I don’t know what @MarieForleo means. Okay, my 3 goals for 2020 are the same as previous years:
    & Love
    That’s how I segments them.
    For Health, I’d like to find and commit to a plan for food and exercise that allows me to reach my ideal weight and health. Probably a 60 lb. drop. I’d like to find the best plan or coach that will assist me until I reach my goal.
    For Wealth, I’d like to implement my retirement plan for passive income. I’m 72 and better get on it!!! My goal is to create passive income through books and online courses. I’ve been a book coach/editor/ghostwriter for 20 years, and a university instructor for 10 years; however, these are not sources of passive income. Although I’ve written or edited hundreds of books for clients, and dabbled in short fun books, I haven’t written my signature/bestseller book yet! But I’m happy to announce I’m half way through the first book in my series of books that will aid first-time authors in getting their books written. I’m seeking a potential coach or course that will guide me and hold me accountable so I stay on course, as my life has myriad distractions, the biggest of which is making a living!
    And last, but not least, I would love to find some support in helping me find and build a healthy romantic relationship, while I still have my juices flowing. It’s been a long, dry desert, and I’m open to meeting my partner.
    I’ve read thousands of books and taken far too many courses, but “Everything is Figureoutable” really spoke to me. I plan to read it again with my colored marking pens and not just read it but live it. Thanks Marie!

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Thank you so much for your kind note, Andrea – we’re so honored to hear that Marie’s book has been a source of inspiration. Your goals sound incredible, and we’re cheering you on!

      And not to worry about the @marieforleo thing – that’s Marie’s handle on social media, so if you wanted to share on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, that’s the tag you’d use. Replying here is perfect too 🙂

      Thank you so much for tuning in with us, and we’re wishing you a happy New Year and decade ahead!

  134. Thank you kindly! I wish you the most amazing and miraculous decade ever!

    • Rachel - Team Forleo

      We’re wishing that for you too, Alexandra! Thank you for being here 🙂

  135. Dear Marie, I am so darn happy that we are contemporaries! In 2000 years from now in the history books one will read: “In the early 2000, there was this cute vivacious and very elegant New Yorker Marie Forleo, who was a tiny Buddha of the 21st century to her contemporaries.” Someone said lately that our century is about survival of the “wisest” and not of the “fittest”. Yeah, probably right. I want to thank you for who you are. You always remind me of what Mark Nepo wrote in “Reduced to Joy” about how aboriginal bushmen say “good morning” to each other. One jumps out of the bush and says: “I see you!” and the other replies: “I am here.” Super cool. I love you with all my love, Alma

  136. Isabel

    I’m doing part three today! I’m excited. So far, this has been so amazingly helpful. I want to share one of the things I discovered (or confronted). I had been feeling bad for my younger self who was bullied & so timid & insecure & “passive”. That was making me act like a victim, helpless, mediocre, and passive aggressive sometimes. I needed to feel overly heard. But now, I’m so happy for her & proud & grateful!!!! Besides, my parents always were and are so loving with me. She was happy. My younger self was freakin’ awesome for preparing my adult version to be compassionate, more loving, self-aware, and so much more!!!! Thank you Marie! God is giving me so many tools to have the best year & decade of my life, including your videos & book. I thank God for all these resources & for showing your talents to all of us!!! Happy Holidays ???

    • Rachel - Team Forleo

      We love this so much, Isabel. What a beautiful perspective to have — we’re in awe of your incredible strength. Wishing you a beautiful holiday season 🙂

  137. Laura

    Future me wants me to know…
    Dear Laura, I would live you to know you are on your true path. Take little and big risks so your insides bubble with anticipation and your heart races. You got this. Truly got this! I am so proud of the steps you are taking to love yourself, to listen to your souls and heart. And share your beauty with the world. I love you. Paint, draw, write, garden, laugh, cry, sing, express your thoughts, date, love, and lead with heart. I am proud of you. Wake up with gratitude. I can hardly wait to meet you! Very very soon. ❤️

    • Maja -Team Forleo

      This is so beautiful, Laura! We’re excited to see what the decade ahead holds for you! Thank you so much for sharing.

  138. Liz

    Thanks Marie, took me a while to sit down to do this, but worthwhile…..
    Goals for next year:
    1. Improve my fitness and make my health a priority
    2. Relationships – strengthen, deepen existing ones and make new ones
    3. Launching my passion for a career (work with adults to improve their financial well-being and reduce the number of people in financial hardship following a significant life change, like divorce) instead of sticking with the one I have been doing for the past 20 years. Letting go of the stories around my capability and steaming ahead!

  139. Thank you dear Marie for your continued inspiration, determination, courage, support, enthusiasm and love. What I am humbled by and totally adore, is being taken by surprise at the sheer awesomeness and wonder of love. Once again I am reminded that it’s here and alive within each and everyone of us. Not just for Christmas but each and every day. I don’t know why it is that we even need these reminders, but maybe the gift of being a human being IS the constant reminder we get that we are loved and lovable. From other human beings. Maybe that’s our own and only purpose. To remind each other that we ARE love and infinitely lovable. I really appreciate the decade in review exercise and the gift of clarity it brings. Getting it all out and down on paper is so good. Time travelling to the 30s, I am left simply wanting to sing out from the rooftops, love, love, love. It is all you need, everything you are and everything you have. In bucketloads. Here’s to celebrating this one never ending, perpetual song of love. ?❤️??

    • Renee – Team Forleo

      This is so beautiful, Christina! Thank you so much for sharing so much love and wisdom with us, and we’re delighted the exercises were enlightening to you. I wholeheartedly agree – we’re put on this earth to love and connect with each other, and thank you for doing such good work in the world. Happy New Year, and all of us on Team Forleo wish you an amazing, love-filled 2020!

  140. Amber

    Hi Marie and Team Forleo,

    I love these exercises thank you!

    I’m letting go of needing a guy/boyfriend to achieve great things, to feel important, be good at money and have fun. It’s always been a crappy story that I’ve had every since I was a little girl. I look back over the decade from 2010 – 2019 and I have had so much fun, I’ve achieved more than I could have ever imagined in my career, made brilliant friends, have had so many great family times, laughed lots, challenged myself and healthy 🙂

    Why do I need to let this crappy story/belief go? Because I’ve just realised that I focus a lot on what I haven’t got (a boyfriend) and not on what I do have – after writing my list of what I’m proud of over the past ten year I’ve realised that there is SO much to be grateful for.

    Thanks so much! Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Love, Amber

    • Renee – Team Forleo

      Way to go, Amber!! ? You’ve had an amazing decade with a LOT to be proud of. We’re delighted this exercise helped you release a story that no longer serves you. We’re celebrating this amazing decade with you, and all of us on Team Forleo wish you an amazing decade ahead! Thank you for sharing your heart with us. ?

  141. Sarah

    Thank you for putting this in blog form, super helpful!


    This 3-part exercise was great. Although I will think about so many of the questions in the weeks to come, on the spur of the moment, I realized that the last decade for me was defined by losing my brother and my mother between 2010 and 2015; I’ve learned over time that grief doesn’t turn off like a like switch, which is what I initially imagined would happen. It has the power to actually transform, if you let it move through you. The one thing I would like to do more of in the next year and in the next decade is laugh and have more fun. Thank you, Marie, for your wisdom and these exercises to nudge us along on our paths.

    • Renee – Team Forleo

      This is so beautiful, Maryann. Thank you for sharing your insights and wisdom with us. It’s true, grief certainly doesn’t turn off like a switch. We’re wishing you lots of laughter, joy, and oodles of fun for the decade ahead. Thank you for being a part of our world! ?

  143. Lisa

    most important belief to let go off for me: I alone am responsible for my happiness, there is no one else to blame. No one else is responsible for me being happy. Only I can create that time, space, belief system etc. needed to be happy. Thank you for this incredible lesson, Marie!!

    • Renee – Team Forleo

      I love this reframe, Lisa! Way to go! It’s truly so empowering when we shift responsibility and autonomy back to ourselves. Keep going! We’re cheering you on.

    Thank you for this exercise Marie! My 3 goals for the year are as follows:
    1. Train and compete (and complete) 4 triathlons this summer including completing 1 Half-IRONMAN. Im new to the sport and this is a lofty goal!
    2. Create an additional revenue stream within my business Flawless Interiors through online marketing and developing online courses.
    3. Create an efficient, streamlined, “franchisable” business with Flawless Interiors.
    I’m not usually a very dedicated goal setter so I’ve found this exercise a little difficult, but very helpful. Thank you again!


  145. Kat

    What a fabulous series! Thank you! I’ve made it through the 3 videos, and each one was so potent… particularly the WHY reflections. Going in to this series, I already knew one of my intentions for 2020 is to spend more time in reflection. And now I know WHY. It fuels intentional action and brings forth wisdom we’re already carrying but not always accessing.

    Choosing only 3 priorities challenged me, but the letter from Future Kat clarified the biggest priority. Use my voice. Get consistent with it. Write, blog, record videos. Explore the voice. It’s the key to developing my message, helping others, fostering connection, teaching, and asking for what I want. And using my voice helps me be proactive and share my visions for the world, which builds boldness, creativity and courage.

    Love feeling this way at the end of a decade filled with lots of random experimentation. I’ve added many new skills and deepened my spiritual practices while combining them with skillsets from past businesses that have dissolved. Now I see this decade as having been a decade of training and foundation building. I’m heading into 2020 feeling strong and more focused than I have in years thanks to this series.

    Love you, Marie! So glad I got to see you in person at RISE Business this year, hitting this decade’s accomplishments out of the park 🙂

  146. Renee – Team Forleo

    This is beautiful, Kat! We’re so glad the videos were helpful to you and CONGRATS for making it through the whole series! I can promise it’ll make a huge difference for the year and DECADE ahead. Way to go! Thank you for being a part of our world, and Happy New Year! ?

    1. What I’m most proud of:
    – I made 2 more babies (important b/c family is my center)
    – created my massage, flower, writing, yoga + yoga studio businesses (b/c I stay in balance when I am sharing my gifts dynamically outside of my family life)
    – renovated my marriage with marriage counseling, financial coaching+ meditation (because living in love and partnership is one of my greatest dreams)
    – renovated mySELF with counseling, meditation, personal development + Alan (because I deserve to be happy, well, and FREE!)
    – purchased and renovated our home (b/c the space we live is a reflection of who we are + what we value)
    – became a soccer coach (b/c it has affirmed my greatest gifts and is informing my work for the next decade of my life. I’ve realized I want to work as a therapist/counselor specifically for teenage girls!)

    – In my work: nothing stays the same forever and it doesn’t have to. I don’t have to wait for a conflict or problem to create change. Entrepreneurism is harder than it looks. I deserve to make money and be happy. Working with other people is hard, but working alone is harder.
    – In my relationships: nothing goes well when I diminish or disrespect myself, when I sacrifice my needs for others, or give more than I have.
    – In my family: forgiveness goes a long way. Boundaries and forgiveness are not mutually exclusive.
    – In my health/body: my body is a temple, not a transaction.
    – in my spiritual life: I am worthy and beloved, not broken, or forgotten, or undeserving.
    – in general: It’s ok to ask for help. It’s ok to rest. It doesn’t always have to be hard. I am loved. I am worthy. I am capable of more than I ever dreamed.

    – my yoga studio – because it’s preventing me from having the space to see what I’m meant to do next (Because I don’t have to succeed. I don’t have to like it or love it anymore. It doesn’t mean I’ve failed or I’m giving up)
    – the belief that I am inherently flawed, or that there is something wrong with me that will disallow me from pursuing my biggest dreams (because it isn’t true!)
    – that anything worth doing has to be hard (because I’ve lived through enough struggle and I believe the universe will conspire with me to let it be easy)

    1. transition out of my studio (requires humility, curiosity, trust and willingness)
    2. apply for and choose a graduate school for psychology (requires humility, courage, curiosity and focus)
    3. launch my online yoga/meditation/coaching program (requires courage, focus, humility, and intuition)

    Hey darling
    What I want you to know first is to TRUST yourself. You know it, baby. You know what you need to do. It doesn’t have to make sense NOW if your gut knows NOW. TRUST your higher power. The divine plan for your life is greater than anything you could possibly imagine. STOP being AFRAID. Stop being afraid of loving all the way, living all the way, taking risks, looking foolish, experiencing great sustained joy, navigating failure or hurts or losses. It will all come anyway, so just go with the flow! If you thought you were done with perfectionism, start again at the beginning, and let it all go all over again from the beginning. Be good enough. Be enough. Cause you are. Your family is what’s most important than you, so let your decisions reflect that. Your creativity, intuition, courage and leadership skills are your strongest gifts – sculpt a work life that reflects that – you love to dance, travel, write, think, wonder, and be in nature. Give that gift to yourself. As you age, your body will continue to change. Don’t let it be a disappointment. You know so much about how to take care of yourself, and you will learn more. Prioritize pleasure everyday. Do what you love. Let the rest go. I’m already so proud of you!

    • Allison

      Heather, thank you for sharing your reflections! Your path is inspiring and thank you for sharing your letter to yourself as well; I definitely needed to hear some of the same things. You’ve done so much in the past decade- amazing!

  148. My top three goals are 1) to improve my physical and mental health by exercising at the gym a minimum of three times a week, 2) to spending quality and intentional time with my kids separately and as a group and 3) to get at least 5 new bookkeeping clients by August 2020.

  149. Azalie

    Long story short, I completed the “Decade in review” (would also like to add, I invited my boyfriend to join in on the exercise & it was a blast). So any-who, section 5 was where we wrote a letter to: Now Self, from: Future Self and much of what I wrote led me to your video “Want More Joy? Become A Super Attractor says Gabby Bernstein” while at Barnes & Noble!! Which led me to walking by Gabby’s book! Which led me to buying it! AND I AM SPEECHLESS. It is just what I needed. Much of what I wrote in that letter to myself, Gabby has beautifully articulated in her book. It was meant to be.

    Thank you Marie, for being a force for good in the world.

    Love always,

  150. My 3 goals for 2020:
    1. Show up on FB Live or Instagram Story Live 1x/week
    2. Set-up a Shopify Shop
    3. Design a Veil & Headpiece Collection with a Photoshoot with live models
    Thank you for the guided step by step review of the last decade. Feeling so strong and focused as I start 2020!

    • Sarah - Team Forleo

      Loving these clear goals, Marti! We have no doubt you’ll knock it out of the park.

  151. Sherilyn

    Hi Marie and Team!
    The exercises in Part 1 and 2 have been amazing for me! Part 1 revealed the most meaningful and fulfilling things in my life. I found clarity about what to focus on in the future. In Part 2, I uncovered so many goals that I didn’t realize had been stressing me out — goals that I didn’t even care about anymore. It’s so freeing to let these go!

    Now I’m overwhelmed by fears that came up when I wrote down my limiting beliefs. Some of these feel TRUE! Do you have any resources or tips to start shifting fears that feel like facts?

    Thanks so much for this and everything you do. I can’t wait to finish Part 3 next!

  152. Dear Marie:
    You are inspiring. The reason I signed up for B school in the first place is to get my message out exposing the dialysis industry as a fraud. It’s hard putting into a few sentences how evil it is, rushing people onto dialysis for life (or death) instead of helping them resolve their health issues. It will take a book to fully expose what I have learned in the past 10 years but I am dedicating the next 10 years to trying to make dialysis machines as rare and unnecessary as iron lungs and helping those sucked into this industry regain their health, primarily through proper nutrition and detoxification.

  153. Gayle

    The exercises in this three part lesson were transformative for me. Reviewing the decade helped me find perspective, defining my biggest “game-changers” was eye-opening; and projecting for the next decade (and writing that letter) helped me focus on what is most important to me.
    My goals for the next year, as I start the decade of my 70s, are:
    1. To improve my physical fitness so I can fulfill the rest of my goals. This goal also includes training for a trailrun this year and for every year in the decade. I will have to improve my self-discipline so that I can stick to a healthy life-style of stretching, strength-training, and cardio plus healthy eating.
    2. To travel to Fiji. I’ve been invited by a former dyslexia student I’ve tutored and worked with through the past decade. She is a Peace Corps volunteer assigned to work with children at risk because they can’t read, many because they are dyslexic. I want to see first hand the effect she has had in her community AND at the national level to stop the trend of letting children slip through the education system’s cracks. We’ll tackle this problem one country at a time over the next decade.
    3. To finish my business website and get it online! To do this will require the developing the same self-discipline that my first goal will. My jewelry business is successful at the local level of live festivals and markets, I want the website to sustain my clients in between live events.

  154. McKinze

    I went to a coffee shop yesterday for 3 hours and completed the three parts and LOVED every minute of it. I loved the format and connected with the prompts you provided. I have about 12 pages filled in my binder and feel so good about the reflections from the last decade and the three goals I have set for 2020. Thank you Marie!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      That’s awesome, McKinze! We love your dedication and can’t wait to see what 2020 brings you. 🙂

  155. What a great exercise. I suggested it to my wife and two friends late in the day while we were at our tiny mountain cabin. We only did part 1 together, but just that first section, proved to be a wonderful way to look back through the decade and get to know each other better.

    The thing I am proudest about the 2010’s was easy for me to pinpoint. My Mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2010. Thankfully, I was able to spend a lot of time with her as she traveled the journey of dementia. We grew closer together as she lost some of her memories and some of her more restrictive notions of what is important in this life.

    I am so glad I made time for her. She was a special lady.

    • Maja - Team Forleo

      How beautiful that you and your Mom had that time together, Cindy. Sending so much love your way! ?

  156. Allison

    I have yet to comment and have been reading and watching for a while now, and feel very compelled to share.

    I finished the Future You activity and found it very profound. I found myself reminding myself of inner truths that I’ve always known yet not always accessed or experienced in my every day life, and it reminded me that we can live our lives with so much more joy and possibility than we do right now. I hope to help create and design a better world for us all together.

    My top 3 goals this year:
    1. Health: Work on my health, full stop. Not only physical health: I want to eat healthier meals every day, workout at least 3 times/week and also exercise in some capacity daily, and spend less time sitting and more time walking, but I also want to focus on my mental, sexual, and spiritual health.
    2. Relationships: Reconnecting in my relationships: romantic, family, and friendships, so that I can deepen my connections and sense of joy and love.
    3. Contribute: Spending more time organizing with social and environmental justice organizations and volunteering for progressive candidates for the 2020 US election
    Bonus: 4. Career/Education: Attend graduate school for public policy/public administration focused specifically on addressing climate change and inequality (applying right now – wish me luck!)

  157. Julia S Franco

    What wonderful, powerful questions! Thank you, Marie and thanks to your team! My top three most important goals I want to focus on over the next twelve months: 1) Teacher Certification! At 48 with a newly ’empty nest’ and a decade of eldercare (and before that community education and undergrad teaching) under my belt, I’m starting on a path to be certified to teach elementary education, special education, and English Language Learners. 2) To be healthier than ever, with a focus on consistent daily meditation and movement practice (and plenty of good food). 3) Continued language learning, for the joy of it and the delight in connecting with people throughout our community and world.

  158. Carla Johnson

    Just completed the exercise. And whew! That was a lot of really great reflecting and soul work! My top 3 goals for 2020 are:
    1) Plan more consistently and follow through with what I plan.
    2) Create and establish new spiritual path work, study, meditation, and other helpful practices.
    3) Get my life together for myself and learn strategies to help myself when challenges arise. Deal with what’s dealing with me!

    Thank you for this decade in review Marie! It was so helpful!

  159. Karina S

    Goal: Study and prepare to take FE exam.
    When: Today/ morning
    Where: My desk

    • Jennifer - Team Forleo

      Fantastic, Karina! We’re rooting for you and wishing you all the best!

  160. Jenn

    I finally got to doing this decade in review this week. I’ve just finished up the second lesson, and man was that one a doozy! I realized that any resentments I hold on to came from things that happened in my life which stemmed from my limiting beliefs. Those darn limiting beliefs!!! I have quite a list to let go of, and I’m so ready. I’ve written out my limiting beliefs before, but I’ve never written out what they cost. Having to name and quantify what those beliefs robbed me of was brutal. I wrote, “What a miraculous life I might have led if I had just let myself”. Ouch! Don’t get me wrong, I really love my life, but there are so many things I missed out on because I let limiting beliefs hold me back. So, still much work ahead of me as I’m sure this is a life long practice, but it’s definitely time to give those limiting beliefs the boot!!!

  161. Marie- Your endless giving is appreciated. Thank you!

  162. Thanks Marie Forleo Team for this exercise! Just did the 3 part series… one big lesson is that I believe work should include the element of playfulness and fun. I wanna drop the hustle mentality (while still fully going for my goals), stop being so pushy towards myself and rather enjoy the process.
    Thanks for showing through your videos that work can and should be fun as well.

  163. I know one thing 🙂 Ist that DanceWithUs – project that I have been working on for a while now is ready to become more than just a hobby and something that really makes the difference for community and people within. All my goals are really linked to that 🙂
    1. Make DanceWithUs a go-to Dance School in East London, with monthly net profit over £1000
    2. Get back in shape & develop healthy living habits (home cooking, healthy meal plans for the whole family and regular exercises).
    3. Be Focused, with a daily reminder of the main goal as well as keep accountability tracker of tasks and calendar.

  164. What I’m proud of:
    1. the business I started in 2011, at
    2. becoming a yogi
    3. the acting/production artistic career I created at
    4. my discipline

  165. What I want to let go of:
    – the limiting belief that $$ is hard to come around, which kept me stressed about $$
    Thanks, Marie!
    (doing this now, before I start B-School again)

  166. This year I want:
    1. to move in a place where I feel closer to nature
    2. start my group program to be able to help more people speak French
    3. get in a great shape with daily yoga at my favorite studio

    • Emily - Team Forleo

      Thank you so much for sharing these details with us, Llyane! We are rooting for you and we know 2020 is going to be incredible. You’ve got this!

  167. Sophie Moreau

    My Top 3 goals for this year are centered around taking action and nurturing:
    1. Get back into working full time at an executive position, in a stimulating environment, that allows me to meet all our material needs and raise my 6yr old son as a single mom
    2. Accompany my parents through old age transition and alzheimer (my dad): includes health appointments, logistics, legal and propably selling house and moving them into a home
    3. Be the best role model for my son, Simon. Provide him with the support, security and stability he needs to thrive and grow into a fine independant-spirit. That includes nurturing me (with yoga, friends, etc.) and being present for his activities, and building a supportive tribe (babysitters, other moms etc.) to help

    Voila! 🙂

  168. Nicole

    Hi Marie,

    I wanted to thank you for this exercise. Thanks to your prompts, I now (admittedly a little late, I started when you kicked off part 1 in December (maybe November??) and just now finished 🙂 have a beautiful 35-page document filled with reflections, learnings, highlights, lowlights, and memories from the last 10 years of my life. Wow.

    Writing my Decade in Review has been a beautifully challenging, emotional, fulfilling experience. I feel so glad to have been able to spend this time doing it. In fact, my therapist said that, upon starting the new decade, he’s noticed a healthier, better approach to my thoughts and feelings about myself. I’m making better decisions. I feel better about my past, present, and future.

    Thank you so much for this tool. I will cherish it forever.


    • Julia - Team Forleo

      We are SO thrilled to hear this, Nicole! Amazing job pouring yourself fully into this process of deep reflection! We’re so happy it’s been helpful and is supporting your relationship with yourself. You’re incredible! It’s going to be such an amazing decade ahead for you, we know it. Thank you for being here and sharing! XOXO ?

  169. Monique B Williams

    The most important thing for me to let go of is the crappy of story about fighting with my ex-husband because it stopped me from doing many of the things I really wanted to do, and in a lot of ways, it diminishes all aspects of my life. It fuels a terrible inner critic, and although I have apologized, atoned, and tried to change my life, I still have not forgiven myself and it has me stuck in self-doubt and a life that I do not want. I allowed it to destroy my relationship with my children, sabotage my career, and cause me to rack up debt. I don’t feel worthy of blessings and good things, so keep blessing him and supporting him in having his dreams, but I deny myself joy and love. I tell myself that people don’t like me and do not want to be with me. I live alone now and I’m lonely. I don’t have a boyfriend. I’m scared to get married. I think I could do way more in my work, but I have taken pay cuts and subordinates roles that pay less than I’m capable of earning. I keep arguing about it in my head, trying to remember who did what and finding fault. I want to forgive, but it keeps coming back up. I tell the story again and again thinking that I’m going to find healing or peace in it, but I just get more and more anxious and stuck. It makes me boring, old, lackluster, anxious, and cold. I’m tired of it. Everybody I know is tired of it. They have all told me to let it go. I don’t know how to do that. I really want to let it go now.

  170. Ali

    Hi Marie & team!
    I’ve used this lockdown time (in NZ) to finish a lot of these activities I’d started but not completed. My 3 things for this year are:
    1) To live largely off the land (I get a thrill from being able to grow my own fruit & vegetables and then being able to share excess with neighbours/friends/family)
    2) To grow towards financial independence (I did the 20 ways exercise from ‘How to get anything you want’) and have a looong list to get started on!
    3) Be a positive contributor to my communities (one of my mantras is to leave the world a better place and I can do this is small ways, in different circles)

  171. Thanks for the wonderful videos! Yes, they really put things and my life into a whole new perspective. And I truly believe that if more people were willing to objectively assess their experiences and themselves – and willing to learn from the past, they would become happier and stronger people.

    As for me, my future goals remain the same as the last few years. 1) Increase my amount of personal and geographical freedom through leaving my daytime job and focusing on my own business. 2) Improve my wealth and health. 3) Settle down. Working steadily towards all goals!

    Will definitely be coming back to your website for more insights : )

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