Ten Simple Questions to Kick Start 2017
An important part of preparing for the New Year is to review the year past … to release it … and to learn from it.
To go where you wish to go, and become who you wish to be, you’ll need to know where you are and who you are now. An honest self-analysis is always helpful to gain clarity. As you ended the year it seems particularly fitting to devote some time reflecting on the year past and where you see yourself as the New Year starts.
The following questions should stimulate your thinking for this process. Hopefully you will have taken some time from your busy schedule to ponder where you are and where you’ve been. Initiate discussions with people you care about. Write out your thoughts and feelings. Do more note-taking in a Breakthrough Journal. Consider writing a letter … a turn-of-the-year-epistle, if you will … to yourself. It may well prove to be profound for you to write it … and even more valuable to read and re-read in the years ahead.
Reflect upon what you did, how you felt, what you liked, what you didn’t … and what you learned. Look at yourself and your experiences with as much objectivity as you can … much like a biographer would.
- What did I learn? Skills, knowledge, awareness gained, etc.
- What did I accomplish? A list of my wins and achievements.
- What would I have done differently? Why?
- What did I complete or release? What still feels incomplete to me?
- What were the most significant events of the year past? List the top five.
- What did I do right?
- What do I feel especially good about?
- What was my greatest contribution?
- What were the fun things I did?
- What were the not-so-fun?
- What were my biggest challenges/roadblocks/difficulties?
- How am I different this year than last?
Consider listing all the things in your life you would like to let go of … anything you no longer want, whether they be things or feelings, friends, or beliefs. Give thanks for what they’ve brought you, in terms of learning and usefulness, and then burn or crumple the list. This symbolic gesture will help you release the old and become more open to the new. The next step is to list what you do want … experiences, knowledge, material things, relationships, healings, and so on.
In doing this, you’ll be using the principle of vacuum … releasing what you don’t want and embracing what you do creates space for new things, things to be attracted into your reality … people and ideas as well.
There’s little doubt that anything you can do to make this year more dramatic in terms of your own personal and spiritual growth will make it all the more valuable.
Make it a great Year!
Business First Network Growth Team