Would you like to feel good going into Christmas and the New Year? Of course you would!
So, as we reach the end of another year, and indeed the decade (yes!), it’s a good opportunity to take time out from our hectic day-to-day existence, pause, evaluate where we are, and where it is we’d like to get to.
How often do you celebrate what you’ve achieved? If you are like most people, it probably isn’t very often.
Asking yourself the following questions is a way to feel good going into 2020 and to properly acknowledge what you’ve done this year in a positive way.
The answers might not come instantly – take a few minutes, hours or even a few days to consider them. But by doing a review of 2019 and getting some clarity about what you want in 2020, you will feel far more positive about life heading into the new decade.
- What are your top 3 achievements of 2019?
List them. What are you most proud of, or pleased about? It doesn’t matter what this is, how ‘big’ or ‘small’, work or personal. If you can’t think of anything, take your time, think more deeply. If you are really stuck, ask a close friend or family member for their opinion, but it should be your achievement/s, and meaningful to you.
- What one big thing do you most want to achieve in 2020?
Imagine that you are reading this exactly one year from now, in December 2020. What do you most want to look back on, and how do you want your life to be? You might find it useful to write it down. Frame it, post it on a noticeboard, flipchart, whiteboard, stick it on the fridge, have it as your phone or laptop wallpaper. Anywhere where you’ll see it regularly. Use it for motivation and keep on track and move towards it.
- What one thing will you do differently next year?
If you are 100% happy with how life is right now, that’s great – well done! However, most of us would like at least one thing in our lives to change. The old adage is that you cannot do the same things over and over and expect different results. If you want to see change, you have to make changes.
You may want to take this further, and think about the next decade. Bill Gates once said ‘most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.’
Where do you want to be in 2030?
I’ve deliberately kept this blog short and simple – I believe that from simplicity comes clarity! I hope you have found it helpful and it has encouraged you to make some time for reflection. Let me know if and how it has worked for you!
Finally, if you have enjoyed thinking through these questions and would like to know more about how life coaching can help you, please contact me on 07703 359673 or firstname.lastname@example.org
With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year,