Friday, January 1, 2016

Time To Reflect on Days Gone By...

Inline image 1Happy NEW YEAR! As leaders, it’s always a good idea to reflect on the year gone by. Below are 20 questions to ask yourself. Be honest…there are no right or wrong answers, but if we truly believe in “life-long learning” then we need to embrace opportunities to reflect and to lear from the past or run the risk of history repeating itself…


1. What was the single best thing that happened this past year?
2. What was the single most challenging thing that happened?
3. What was an unexpected joy this past year?
4. What was an unexpected obstacle?
5. Pick three words to describe 2015.
6. Pick three words your spouse would use to describe your 2015—don’t ask them; guess based on how you think your spouse sees you. (If you’re not married, have fun guessing the answers from other friends and family, or just skip this question.)
7. Pick three words your spouse would use to describe their 2015—again, without asking.
8. What were the best books you read this year?
9. With whom were your most valuable relationships?
10. What was your biggest personal change from January to December of this past year?
11. In what way(s) did you grow emotionally?
12. In what way(s) did you grow spiritually?
13. In what way(s) did you grow physically?
14. In what way(s) did you grow in your relationships with others?
15. What was the most enjoyable part of your work (both professionally and at home)?
16. What was the most challenging part of your work (both professionally and at home)?
17. What was your single biggest time waster in your life this past year?
18. What was the best way you used your time this past year?
19. What was the most valuable thing you learned this past year?
20. What needs to change for 2016 and how will you begin?

If we do nothing, we’re destined to simply repeat history…beginning a new year gives us the opportunity to shape our future…just sayin…Happy New Year!

Be good to yourself…

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more; you are a leader. - John Quincy Adams

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