2020 has been one strange year. Whilst many may be looking forward to seeing the back of it, for obvious reasons, there have been ups and downs just like any other year too.
It is true, sadly, that the downsides to this year may outweigh the ups for many people. However, at the same time, a lot of people have seen opportunities presented, which may not have arisen if the pandemic hadn’t decided to interject.
For example, many of us were able to reassess our work-life balance. It could have brought you closer to family members or allowed the use of time, usually spent commuting, to learn how to play that guitar you’ve had under the bed for years.
We have put together some pertinent questions, which we think could really help you to reflect well on the year 2020 and bring the positives out, no matter how deep you think they may be hidden.
Remember, it’s not the passage of years but the moments of reflection that help you build your perspective in life.
As John Dewey said, ‘’We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience’’.
Unfortunately, most people do not really think about these questions and merely roll over into the next year. Hopefully it allows you to move into 2021 with positivity and perspective!
Top 9 questions for you to reflect on with a mindset to learn and grow:
Personal and/or Work Reflections:
- What went well this year?
- Did I achieve my main goals for the year?
- If I didn’t achieve something I wanted, why not?
- What was the most important decision I took this year?
- What was the biggest motivation in my life this year?
- What was my best quality this year?
- What was the best piece of advice I got or book I read this year?
- What gave me the greatest sense of achievement this year?
- What am I most focused on right now?
Of course, you could easily relate any of these questions to other areas of your life, it just helps to have a frame of mind to begin with.
For example, what was the most important decision you took this year in relation to work? And did you achieve your main personal goals this year?
Please do get in touch if you would like to share your reflections, it would be great to hear about your year.
After thinking through some of these questions, I hope you can look back at 2020 and smile.
Too many professionals wait for it to ‘feel right’ before they start chasing their goals in earnest. Here’s the reality; there will always be an excuse to start another day. One day you just have to make the decision to get started.
There’s no better time to begin building your dreams than now. If you’d like to have a free, no obligation call to discuss how we can help you get started in 2021, feel free to get in touch.