Are you a theatre, gig, movie or dance lover? If so, you know you often talk to your friends after seeing a movie or show about what you liked and didn’t like, what you wished they’d done differently, and what you’d do if it had been you! And if you really enjoyed it you might recommend it to someone else to see/do.
Are you a sports fan? If so, you know that after any game/match the coach, each player and the team as a whole reflect on what went well, what didn’t and what they’d do next time in order to advance in the standings even if they had a great game. And if it was a great game they’d celebrate it as well.
Are you an employee? If so, you know that usually once per year in a professional organization you either have and/or give a performance review reviewing how you accomplished your objectives, what you did well and what could be improved. If it’s been a good year you might even get a bonus or pay increase.
So what’s the common thread in these scenarios? Something transpires, people reflect upon it, often comparing it to what they wanted or expected and modify accordingly going forward.
So how does this relate to 2016? The year has passed, certainly lots transpired publicly and a lot probably transpired for you personally too – as a worker, leader, family member, amateur actor, sports enthusiast, in whatever roles you hold. As the year ends what did you like about it? What didn’t you like? What do you want more of? What did you accomplish? Where did you hold yourself back or regret? How did it move you forward to your bigger vision for yourself and your life?
From all that reflection what are the 4 or 5 lessons you learned – about yourself and your life. These will be the foundations for creating 2017 but you’ll have to wait for the January newsletter for that!
What would it take for you to spend some time reflecting on 2016?