We are quickly coming toward the end of 2018, and talk of resolutions for the new year has begun. By the time we reach December, I usually can't wait for the current year to be done. I'm ready to move onward and upward, full of hope that next year I'll finally accomplish those goals I set months, or more often years, ago.
There's only one catch. Without really reflecting on the year that's just passed, how do I know I'm setting the right goals or headed in the right direction?
This year, I'm looking back before I look ahead. Here are the questions I'm pondering:
What went well?
What didn't go well?
What projects moved forward?
Which projects stalled or moved backward?
Who did I spend too much time with?
Who didn't I spend enough time with?
What didn't I do enough of?
What did I do too much of?
What changed this year?
What stayed the same?
What am I proud of?
What do I regret?
Look back. It will help you decide where you want to go.