Each year, between December 1st and February 1st, I spend a good chunk of hours with giant post-its, markers, planners, notebooks, and pens. Tools in hand, I reflect on the previous year, vision and plan for the year ahead, and attempt to increase my odds of achieving the things that are most important by getting really clear on what they are, what they look like, and how to get there.
Here are the key questions I'm asking and answering as we begin 2016.
Reflecting: Looking Back
What am I most grateful for in 2015?
What worked well? What do I want to continue?
What was the single biggest game changer of 2015?
What didn't work? What do I want to let go of?
Visioning: Looking Ahead
How do I want to feel in 2016?
What's possible in the year ahead?
Action: Making It Real
What's the single most important thing I can do to turn these possibilities into realities?
What other specific actions do I want to take in the year ahead to feel the way I want to feel, and create the things I want to create?
What is one thing I can do this month?
What do you think? Any favorites of yours that are missing from the list?
Wishing you a joyful and powerful start to the new year.