Eileen Chadwick a work-life and career coach and principal of Big Cheese Coaching in Toronto wrote a column for the Globe in late December in which she shared 12 questions she uses to focus her reflection on the year past and the year ahead. She invites readers to do the same, answer the questions in order to take stock and consider their intentions and aspirations for 2013.
Ms Chadwick provides six questions which focus on the past year.
1. What went well?
2. In what ways did I grow and evolve?
3. What were my favourite moments of 2012?
4. What do I need to clean out or let go of now to be ready to start fresh in 2013?
5. What and who am I most grateful for right now?
6. If there were a theme for me in 2012, what was it?
And she provides six questions which focus on the year ahead.
7. What are my goals for 2013?
8. Which of my strengths and assets will I tap into to realize my goals?
9. How will I foster my personal well being to maintain or boost my mojo?
10. How will I foster my professional well being to boost or maintain my career aspirations?
11. How can I contribute to the ‘greater good’?
12. What will be my theme for the coming year?
If you follow this link, you will find the entire column. It is well worth reading because it provides the context for each of the questions, all of which I believe merit serious reflection and consideration, if not a more formal response. http://m.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/career-advice/experts/12-questions-to-get-the-jump-on-the-year-ahead/article6606581/?service=mobile
And here’s to a FABULOUS year ahead for you and those you love!!