“The power to question is the basis of all human progress.”
- Indira Gandhi (Third Prime Minister of India 1917-1984)
One of the things I love most about the turn of the year is the ability to look back and reflect on the accomplishments of the previous year while getting excited about all the experiences and potential of the year ahead. I’ve been delving into the questions below for a number of years and they have helped me supercharge my goal planning process.
Here is part 1 of the exercise:
- What did you love in 2017?
- What were some of your Magic Moments?
- What was magical and extraordinary?
- What did you accomplish in 2017?
- What are some of the things from 2017 that you want to duplicate in 2018
- What did you hate in 2017?
- What do you not want to have happen again?
- What did you learn by going through these experiences?
- Why were they incredibly valuable?
- What decisions did you make in 2017 that were empowering for you?
- What were some of the most important decisions of this year for you?
- What decisions might you make next year as a result?
- Write down anything in your life that was once merely just a goal, dream, or desire.
- Circle the two or three items on your list that seemed the most difficult or impossible to achieve.
- For the two or three items you circled, write down the steps you went through to turn each one of them into reality.
- Write down every goal you think you’d like to accomplish in the next 20 years.
- When you are finished, go through your list and next to each item, write down the number of years you want it to take (or believe it will take)
- Circle your top four
This should take you a couple hours. Spend the time to reflect and stew.
Stay tuned for part 2.
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