It’s that time of the year again! You know, when you begin to look back and reflect upon the past year. This is your moment to celebrate all the wins you’ve made, meditate on the lessons you’ve learned, and the growth you’ve accomplished! Not to mention, this is a perfect time to check yourself to see what area within your life calls for improvement, as well as set intentions for what you want to happen in 2015. So, whether your year was an epic win, epic disappoint, or somewhere in between, there’s wisdom to uncover that will ultimately lead you to unleash your power and thrive!
Understandably, it may be difficult to think back over the course of a year, or you may not even want to recall any pitfalls or setbacks, but these experiences hold the key to setting you free. Here’s why, it’s a fact that your outer experience is a reflection of your inner reality. If you don’t like what you’re looking at on the outside it is time to shift your focus inside. The aim is to look within to find solutions, direction, and most importantly to figure out what’s holding you back. No more excuses or blame; you have to fess up and take personal responsibility for where you currently are.
Hey, don’t think for a second that I’m not checking myself; I’m the number one checker when it comes to me! As I look back on this year the overall theme for me was “Courage & Confidence”, and I can definitely see where I’ve made strides in that department. Simultaneously, I can also see where I came up short, and I must confess that I haven’t been as self-disciplined as I could be.
Sure getting motivated can be easy breezy, but staying driven long after the motivation is gone is another thing. With that being said, I’m on a mission for the New Year to cultivate more self-discipline, so I can act according to what I know will help me achieve my desires, rather than how I feel in the moment. As a result of being able to shed light on this blind spot I am now able come up with a game plan, get accountability, and the support I need.
You see when you obtain greater awareness, knowledge, and understanding of yourself you can elevate your life. I know so many of you want to lead lives that feel fulfilling and meaningful, and I also know that your most well meaning attempts can keep you repeating the same useless actions, or even keep you stuck. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results. And it’s about time to put an end this insanity!
So I’d like to presents some questions to you to help you reflect upon the year, gain insight, and set intentions for what you want to happen in 2015.
The following 10-journaling questions are designed to help you ponder where you’ve been, what you’ve accomplished, and what you might do differently. Overall, this guided reflection process will require you to have an open mind, and a willingness to look within yourself. To get started all you need is a journal, pen, and ample time to yourself to drop into each question. In addition, feel free to add your own questions to conduct your review as well.
Year In Review:
- What was the biggest personal accomplishment you’ve reached this year in your health, relationships, career, finances, personal growth, and lifestyle?
- What was your greatest inner personal transformation that occurred this past year?
- What were the most challenging obstacles that have happened in your life during this past year?
- What did you do, or participate in this year that you wish you could take back, or apologize for?
- What were the most valuable life-lessons you’ve learned over the year?
Setting A New Intention:
- What will you do differently, and have to change within yourself to accomplish your goals in the New Year?
- Our beliefs are a self-fulfilling prophecy, so what beliefs will you need to acquire or change to be successful in all areas of your life? (health, relationships, career, finances, personal growth, lifestyle)
- What activities and goals are not getting enough attention, and what do you need to be spending more time doing?
- What actions and habits do you need to stop doing in the New Year?
- What is the status of your previous goals? Review each of your large goals and determine whether you need to revise or create entirely new goals to stay on target to success.
As you take a moment to look back, and look ahead, just remember you don’t have to wait until January 1st to make changes; start today! A more new and improved you is waiting just around the corner.
Sending you love & blessings for the New Year,
Now, I’d love to here from you! What will you do to make this upcoming year your best yet? Which journal question resonated with you the most and why? Feel free to share your take away or insight from today’s post.
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