For most of my adult life, at the end of each year or beginning of a new one, I take time to do my “Year in Review” and set new goals. I sit quietly, put on some relaxing music, and start with a few deep breathing techniques… breathing in the beautiful energy of the Universe and breathing out any negative thoughts, fears, frustrations, impatience or doubts, or anything else I might have been experiencing at that time of my life. Then after making the conscious effort of letting go, I think of my achievements of the year that has just gone and what I could have done differently. You can record this year’s review, and I prefer the “old school” method of writing it down. I’ve kept my writings and sometimes have read 10 years back. It was always extremely revealing!
I think of the various aspects of my life.
First, I start with my personal development, then I go to the family, both close and extended. What have I neglected and why, then I go on with my neighbors, friends, children and grandchildren, health, investment in the various associative organizations I like! Then I end with my business. In front of each topic where I was not at my best, I write what were the circumstances and what I could commit to doing better this coming year.
Here are simple questions you can ask yourself:
- What singular event, big or small, are you going to tell your grandchildren (or close friends) about?
- If you had to describe your 2020 in 3 words, what would they be?
- What new things did you discover about yourself?
- What single achievement are you most proud of?
- What was the best news you received?
- What, or who, are you more thankful for?
- If someone wrote a book about your life in 2020, what kind of genre would it be? A comedy, love story, drama, mystery, adventure?
- What would be the most important lesson you learned in 2020?
- Which mental block(s) did you overcome?
- What 5 people did you most enjoy spending time with?
- What was your biggest break-through moment career-wise?
- What major goal did you lay foundations for?
- Which worries turned out to be completely unnecessary?
- What was the funniest moment of your year, one that still makes it hard not to burst out laughing when you think about it? What purchase turned out to be the best decision ever?
- What new habits did you cultivate?
- What advice would you give your early 2020 self if you could?
- What advice(s) are you giving your 2021 self?
Studies show that only 8% of Americans who make a New Year’s resolution actually keep them all year and 80% have failed by the start of February. -Clinical Psychologist Joseph J. Luciani, Ph. D
My advice is: do not try to commit to things that are nearly impossible to achieve and at the same time remember you are unlimited! So, where could you stretch yourself? Where could you think and act outside the box? What miracle would you like to witness about yourself in this coming year? Below are some questions to cover sectors in your business. If you are interested ask us for more details, we are here to help any way we can.
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- How did your marketing perform?
- How did your team perform?
- How was your time management?
- How much did you invest in personal and professional development?
Set new goals for 2021
Once you assemble your feedback on the past year, set new goals for 2021, and establish one or two items to get you started on the path to achieving them. Procrastination is the biggest killer. Look at our Newsletter on this subject click here, or give us a call, we can help you overcome this roadblock! It has never been so easy! Looking back at your life fulfillment and business performance over the past year helps you see the bigger picture and understand what is possible to attain over the next 12 months. Do not miss the opportunity to learn! You are your past, so hit the reset button, and practice even better, more effective, more efficient behaviors going forward.
Happy 2021! We are here for you!
From the whole Inneroptimal Team