Thursday, January 15, 2009

Top 10 Questions to Ask Yourself About Last Year

Many of us are looking forward to great things in 2009 and are busy setting goals and plans to create great results and achieve our dreams.

As you begin to mentally prepare for the upcoming year don't forget to take time to assess your personal and professional challenges and accomplishments THIS past year. Here are some questions to ask that will inform your goals and strategies for 2009.

1. What have I accomplished last year? Be specific. Write it all down. Schedule some time to celebrate this!

2. What have I learned last year? What skills did you pick up? What emotional lessons?

3. What got in my way? This is where your work will be this year. Be honest if it was your own self that got in the way.

4. Who contributed to my successes? What can you do to recognize these members of your personal or professional team?

5. How was your work consistent with your values? What will you do with the inconsistencies?

6. What mistakes did you make, and what did you learn from them? Writing these down is a good refresher for what not to do this year.

7. Where did you not take responsibility? Sometimes this is easier to see with a little distance from the actual event.

8. What do you need to let go of? Doing so can help you move much more lightly into the new year.

9. What was missing for me last year? How can you incorporate them into this year?

10. What important work did you intend to do but did not complete? If any of these things have been on your "to do" list for awhile what new structures can you employ to ensure you do get them done in the new year? What do you need to change your mind about?

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