Before You Make Any Resolutions or Set Any Goals, Do This Exercise

WHY IS THIS EXERCISE IMPORTANT?

"YOU CAN'T MANAGE WHAT YOU DON'T MEASURE" IS A FAMOUS PETER DRUCKER QUOTE AND I BELIEVE IT APPLIES TO THE MANAGEMENT OF SELF AS WELL AS THE MANAGEMENT OF BUSINESS.

LOOKING BACK TO SEE WHAT YOU'VE DONE AND WHO YOU ARE IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF BECOMING BETTER AND ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS.

LEARN WHAT WORKED AND WHAT DIDN'T, THEN YOU CAN ADJUST ACCORDINGLY GOING FORWARD.

AND BY GETTING CURIOUS ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR LIFE, YOU WILL SET BETTER AND MORE REALISTIC GOALS. YOU'LL ALSO INTENTIONALLY CREATE YOUR REALITY WHICH ALLOWS YOU TO BECOME THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF.

LIFE IS A CONTINUOUS SERIES OF EXPERIMENTS... 
KEEP EXPERIMENTING, FRIENDS!

REFLECT ON 2018 BY ASKING YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS:

  • AM I PROUD OF THE PERSON I SHOWED UP AS?

  • WHAT DID I SET OUT TO ACCOMPLISH?

  • AM I PROUD OF WHAT I ACCOMPLISHED?

  • WHERE DID I FALL A LITTLE SHORT?

  • WHAT DID I NEWLY LEARN ABOUT MYSELF?

  • WHAT ACTIVITIES, HABITS, AND PEOPLE DID (AND DID NOT) SUPPORT MY GROWTH & THE PERSON I WANT TO BECOME?

  • WHAT WAS MY MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT? (Could be a specific moment or a time period)

  • IF THERE WAS ANYTHING I COULD CHANGE ABOUT THIS YEAR, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

  • HOW DID I MAKE AN IMPACT?

  • WHAT NEW SKILL DID I LEARN?

  • WHAT NEW EXPERIENCES DID I HAVE?

  • HOW DID I CHALLENGE MYSELF?

  • WAS I KIND?

  • WHAT TOOK UP MOST OF MY TIME? WERE THESE THINGS INTENTIONAL OR UNCONSCIOUS?

SETTING THE STAGE FOR 2019

  • WHAT DO I WANT TO DO MORE OF?

  • WHAT DO I WANT TO DO LESS OF?

  • WHAT DO I WANT TO REPLICATE?

  • WHAT DO I WANT TO DO THAT I HAVEN'T DONE BEFORE?

  • WHAT ARE MY TOP 5 CORE VALUES?

  • WHAT ARE MY TOP 3-5 AREAS OF FOCUS?

  • HOW MUCH TIME DO I WANT TO DEDICATE TOWARDS EACH VALUE & AREA OF FOCUS?

  • HOW DO I WANT TO GROW?

  • WHAT NEW THING(S) DO I WANT TO LEARN?

  • WHAT KIND OF IMPACT DO I WANT TO HAVE?

  • WHO DO I WANT TO BE KNOWN AS?

  • WHAT THINGS ARE / WHO IS A PRIORITY?

SOME ADDITIONAL TIPS:

SET  S.M.A.R.T.E.R. GOALS

BE REALISTIC, ONE OF MY MOTTOS: "HOPE FOR THE BEST AND PREPARE FOR THE WORST"