Yes, it’s that time again! Time to reflect on what you’ve learned this past year and create a vision for the coming year.
Every year I send these questions to my list, it’s by far the most popular email all year. If these questions are new to you, I encourage you to carve out an hour or two to sit quietly, maybe late at night with a glass of wine, or early one morning with a cup of tea or coffee, and use these questions as an invitation to insight.
Of course, you could do this any time of year, but because of the way the calendar is, there’s a mood of reflection and possibility, a subtle feeling of endings and new beginnings. It’s in the air, so use it.
Most importantly, have fun. If any one question gets you stuck or feeling stressed, skip it. Come back to it at another time and you might find you’re more open to answers.
But don’t run from a challenge either. Give the answers some space to surface.
You might want to keep your answers to yourself or share them with close friends. It can be fun to hear from others about what they learned in 2011, and what they want to create in 2012.
And as a special gift to you to celebrate new beginnings and new creations, I’m offering a free strategy session with me to the first 10 people who register here:
Ready to get started? Great! Here are your…
20 Questions for the New Year
- Most valuable lesson from 2011?
- How will you apply that lesson in 2012?
- If you could go back to the beginning of 2011 and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?
- If the future you from the end of 2012 were to come back in time now to give you a piece of advice for next year, what would it be?
- How will you apply the advice from questions 3 and 4 in 2012?
- Who are the people who had the greatest positive impact on your life in 2011?
- Who are the people YOU had the greatest positive impact on in 2011?
- Who are the people you intend to have a powerful positive impact on in 2012?
- What was your greatest experience in 2011?
- What would you like your greatest experience in 2012 to be?
- What unexpected gifts or blessings did you receive in 2011?
- Where did you push your comfort zone in 2011?
- Where will you push your comfort zone in 2012?
- If you were to receive the “2011 Personal
- Achievement Award,” what would it be for?
- If you were to start a quest and change the world in some way in 2012, what would that look like? What’s one of your greatest strengths and how will you use it in 2012?
- What’s one of your most challenging weaknesses and how will you get help overcoming it in 2012?
- Top 3 goals for 2012?
- For each of your 2012 goals, what benchmark would you like to reach in the next month?
- What structures will you put into place in 2012 to make sure you follow through on your plans and reach your benchmarks? Who will you ask for support from in 2012?
Have fun with these questions! I plan to answer them over the next two weeks and then share my answers with some friends on New Year’s Eve.
And I’d love to hear from you, too. I invite you to share your answers with me or just let me know how you enjoyed this experience of reflection and creation.
And remember to claim your gift strategy session:
Enjoy the rest of 2011, and make 2012 your best year yet!
Peace & Passion,