This post is part of the Annual Review/Preview we are doing here on the blog to help us reflect on 2011 and plan for an amazing 2012. Learn more and sign up to join us if you want. You can also post your reflections on Twitter using the hashtag #reviewpreview.
After 12 whole months, it can be easy to forget all the things that happened to you this year. So here’s your chance to reflect on everything that came into your life in 2011 – good or bad. Consider this a review of 2011.
Today’s set of 10 guiding questions will require you to dig deep. It may be difficult to think back over the course of a year, but give this assignment at least an hour so your mind can quiet down, be still and remember what was important.
(Of course, you are free to use your own questions to conduct your review or simply use this list as a jumping-off point for something completely different.)
What I Want to Remember About 2011
- What was the most valuable lesson you learned this year?
- What was the biggest personal milestone you reached this year in your relationships, health, finances, education and/or lifestyle? (see my posts on creating a life map and crafting your ideal life narrative for more background on this question)
- What professional accomplishments (at work or in your business) are you most proud of this year?
- What was your favorite family moment from 2011?
- What was the best book/blog/song/movie/restaurant/city/country/etc. you discovered this year?
What I Want to Leave Behind in 2011
- Which personal development area(s) did you make the LEAST progress on this year: health, finances, education, relationships, family, work and/or lifestyle? (see my posts on creating a life map and crafting your ideal life narrative for more background on this question)
- What promises (to yourself or others) did you break in 2011?
- What arguments/gossip/hurtful comments, if any, did you participate in or make this year that you wish you could take back and/or apologize for?
- What opportunities, if any, did you miss out on in 2011 because of fear or procrastination?
- What did you do in 2011, if anything, that was out of alignment with your values? (see my posts on identifying your values and envisioning your values in action for more background on this question)
How did you feel as you were writing your review? Did anything surprise you about your reflections on this year?
When you’re done, feel free to share all or part of your review with us in the comments! If you blogged about it, be sure to post the link so we can read it. If you share your blog post on Twitter, please use the hashtag #reviewpreview!