Reflect on Last Year
Before you move into the 1 year goal setting and even shorter term goal setting you should be reflecting back on the last 12 months and looking at what you’ve achieved.
You will most likely be one of two people:
1 – Proud of what you achieved and give yourself a pat on the back. This will motivate you towards wants more pleasure of achieving more in the next 12 months.
2 – Realise you didn’t really accomplish much and this will motivate you away from the pain of having another year where this happens.
It’s important to remember that you cannot change the past however you can learn lessons from what you did or didn’t do in the past.
Depending on which of the two people you are from above you should be able to identify what you did well and what you didn’t do well last year and do your best to use these lessons to ensure you see the success you want in the next 12 months.
Download and print out the ‘reflect on last year worksheet’ from the resources section above and answer the questions in there to give you an idea of what you have done well and what you could be doing better moving forward.
It’s important to remember that if you didn’t do a good job in the past then don’t beat yourself up, learn from the mistakes you made and push forward the Kaizen way with small but continuous improvements to move you towards your goals.
Chances are you will give yourself a much harder time than anyone else will so do your best to let go of beating yourself up once you have identified areas for improvement and use all your energy to create the best version of yourself you can possibly be.