New Year’s Eve is almost upon us, and this is a perfect time to take stock of how we did this past year and to set our course for 2014. To that end, I am including my Year End Review in this post. If you take the time to answer these questions, you will be able to bring closure to 2013 and make a good start for the coming year.
As we approach the New Year, it’s a good time to turn inward and do some reflecting on what this past year has brought and what the promise of the New Year — 2014 — is to be. Here are some questions for doing some thinking (and writing) about.
1. What are your disappointments and incompletions?
Let’s go ahead and acknowledge what these items are. Then it will be easier to decide what you want to do with them in the upcoming year.
2. What are your completions and your accomplishments in ’13?
Please, don’t skimp on these. The “little stuff” counts! No modesty allowed. Let’s validate any and all accomplishments, both personal and professional. Look through your organizer, your task completion list, etc. to remind you. It’s amazing how easy it is for all of us to minimize or even forget the good stuff. Let’s focus on all the positives. It’s uplifting — and we can capitalize on the principle “you attract more of what you put your attention on.” Continue reading