At the end of each year, and on their birthdays, many people take time to reflect and look ahead.
If you’re one of these people, or if you would like to start getting the benefits from a little self reflection, I have some great questions for you.
These questions can be looked at once a year, once a month or whenever you’re looking for some direction in your life.
I invite you to take a good hard look at your life more than once a year. You’ll get a lot more out of your life if you’re more conscious about what you’re creating.
These questions have been designed to help you to take time to complete the year and to formulate the new year from a clean slate. By working on the following questions you will complete the year powerfully so you can have the room to build a new “me” for the new year.
Looking at this past year:
1. What do I want to be acknowledged for?
2. What did I accomplish?
3. What did I want to accomplish that I did not accomplish? (Do I still want to do this?)
4. What did I say I would do that I didn’t do? (Do I still want to do this?)
5. Who do I need to be in communication with?
6. What were my biggest disappointments?
7. What did I learn? – List 3 lessons which will make the most difference if you remember them this year?
(See them as guidelines for next year).
1. How do I limit myself and how can I transform these actions to be powerful?
2. What do I say to myself to explain my failures? (These false beliefs are your limiting paradigm).
3. List your limiting paradigm.
4. List your new paradigm which must be personal, positive, present tense, powerfully and simply stated, pointing to an exciting future.
5. Read your new paradigm out loud when you wake up and before going to sleep each day. Teach your subconscious that this is your paradigm.
1. What are my personal values? What is most important to me in my life? What drives me?
2. What roles do I play in my life? Rate each role on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most important.
3. Where is my life out of balance? If I could put one problem behind me, once and for all, what would it be?
4. Which role is my major focus for next year? ( In what role do you want a breakthrough performance? If you could put a check mark by one of these roles at the end of next year, showing that you felt good about how you are playing that role, which one would it be?)
5. What are my goals for each role?
The way that this works is that for at least a week or two you ask yourself the above questions. Write them down and do it in writing several different times. Then after doing that for all of the above questions you answer one final question:
What do I want to accomplish and who do I want to be in the coming year?