Ahh, the calendar is officially turned, the New Year is in full swing. What is a new year but a blank slate, a page where we will write another life chapter?
I have found it rejuvenating to review what has happened in the previous year. I have saved these reviews and in times where things are a little bleak, I look back and read them. They can be a source of inspiration, self satisfaction and reminder that things CAN and DO actually go right. I keep it short and sweet. I ask:
Personal life review: What happened this year that felt good? What accomplishments, events, connections am I personally proud of?
Career life review: What are the top things that happened that I feel good about? What accomplishments happened and did I make happen that I am personally proud of?
Goals for the New Year
I read that Warren Buffett does this and I thought it was interesting. I am going to try it out. See what you think:
List 25 things that you want to accomplish this year:
Circle the top 5
Write those down
Focus on the top 5
Hide the other 20
The reasoning is that if we focus on a few things verses many things we will have a better chance of accomplishing our goals. Let me know how this is for you!