Congratulations! 2019 is approaching its end and you made it! It wasn’t all wonderful, but it wasn’t all bad either. As the year comes to an end, it’s a great time to think back on how things went, learn some lessons, and decide what the next one will look like. But how do you handle your year in review? Well, here are some questions to help get you started. Feel free to add your own, it’s your year after all.
What Were the Biggest Wins?
It’s easy to look back and see the negative, the things that went wrong, and those goals we just missed. We’re naturally born critics. It’s a survival trait. What’s much harder is to look back at what we did really well. Not just the big stuff, not just the work wins, but all of the wins we had regardless of how big you may think they are. They’re wins! Celebrate them. Plus this will help your mindset by starting with something positive.
What Was the Hardest Thing? Why?
There were probably a lot of hard things in a given year, but what was the hardest? Why was it the hardest? Take some time with this one and really dig deep. Maybe you spent too much time playing to your weaknesses instead of strengths. Maybe you didn’t know what you needed to for success. Whatever the case take this time to think about it and learn the lessons left for you by the experience.
What Was the Best? Why?
Just like the last question, but this time let’s think about what was best. It could be anything, personal or professional. Don’t limit yourself to how much money you made. Dig deep and find out what was really best and why it was. Then look for the same lessons that are there for you going into another year. It’s amazing what you can learn from the good and the bad.
What Are Your Priorities?
There may or may not be such a thing as work/life balance, but there is such a thing as an ordered life. And you are the one who makes the order. Take a moment and review what you’ve prioritized by your actions this past year. Are you happy about that? Do they need to change? Set your priorities for the New Year and write them down someplace you will see them moving forward.
Who/What Needs to Go?
Is it time for a social media fast? Are there people or things that are dragging you down? It’s not always fun to admit, but sometimes we need to cut things and get down to the essentials and get rid of those things that don’t enhance our lives. Be honest and think about it. Find those things that need to go, and let them go. Your next year will be better for it.
Who Will You Be in 2020?
The best part of this question is you’re the only one who knows the right answer. After asking all of these questions, and any you added, think about who you will be in the New Year. Not who you want to be, but who you will be. Commit to it. Become the person you envision and have the best year ever! Momentum is an amazing thing, and it starts with mindset.
Happy Holidays from Your North Charleston Chamber!
The North Charleston Chamber wishes you the very best holiday season and sends you all the best for a new year! We’re not just about your business, we’re here to help you connect, develop, and grow in our community. It’s been our honor to serve you in 2019, and we look forward to connecting with you and sharing another journey in 2020. If you need anything, or just want to connect with us, contact us here. We’d love to hear from you.