Let me start by thanking you for reading and watching my posts this year. I appreciate your support. I also want to wish you all the very best for 2020 – health, happiness, prosperity and contentment!
As you embark on the new year, you can let the past dictate how the coming year will unfold or you can pause, reflect, and learn from what the past year has taught you. My hope for you is that the new year will be better than the last one, and that in 12 months from now you will be in a better position to grow and leverage what you’ve learned because of what you will have done.
Here’s a few suggestions to help you start the new year with some fresh perspective. Consider the following questions to help you look back and learn and look ahead to plan and prepare for greater achievements.
If you could go back to January 1 of last year, what advice would you give yourself?
Reflect on the past year from the perspective of:
- TGR – Things Gone Right
- TTI – Things To improve
What are the lessons you’ve learned and what would you do differently, better, or not at all, if you could do it over again?
What did you read, watch or listen to that had the most impact on you?
What did you allow into your mind based on intentional selection (personal influence) versus what entered based on outside forces (external influence) such as advertising, social media posts and people’s rants? How did they shape your thoughts, attitudes and perceptions which in turn influenced your behaviours and actions? Who’s at the control panel?
What are you most grateful for?
It’s important to cultivate an attitude and mindset of gratitude. What did this past year teach you about living in the moment and being thankful and content with what you have? There will always be someone who has a bigger house, boat, car, etc.
Every day is Thanksgiving for most of us. Are you aware and do you appreciate the blessings and good fortune you enjoy or are you driven to get the next version or the “new and improved” model of X?
Thanks for reading and watching this year. I’ll be sharing more ideas and content in the coming year – stay tuned and join in the conversation.
To your continued success!!