I have done something similar to this for over 10 years. I find it a helpful discipline to get into. It allows me to see how much I have achieved, especially how I have overcome obstacles rather than to concentrate on all the things yet to do. Perhaps you will find it helpful to do similar?

Here’s an approach to take. Consider different areas of your life and make a note of what you achieved, then from this plan for what you want to do this year.

The answers don’t always come immediately, so take your time and allow yourself to add to it over the coming days. You don’t need to complete by 1st January.

Thinking about what you have achieved – it is not just the big stuff, think about the small stuff too. We have spent almost 2 years with the effect of the pandemic that can have impacted across different areas of our lives.

With obstacles, again they may not be major, and they may not be a total success … making some progress is a good way forward, and maybe we can use that to help us to create a plan.

I find it helpful to do an exercise like this by first of all focusing on my breathing and being calm, to wait and do it when I want to do it rather than to see it as a chore. For many years I did this whilst on holiday, I enjoyed travel over the Christmas and New Year period) and kept a print out in my bag to fill in as ideas came to me.

So, looking at work, fitness, relationships etc ask yourself:

My Career

  • What I have achieved?
  • What I’m most proud of
  • What obstacles have I overcome?
  • My plans for 2022 with success criteria – how will I be able to measure my success?

My Health and Fitness

  • What I have achieved?
  • What I’m most proud of
  • What obstacles have I overcome?
  • My plans for 2022 with success criteria – how will I be able to measure my success?

My Relationships

  • What I have achieved?
  • What I’m most proud of
  • What obstacles have I overcome?
  • My plans for 2022 with success criteria – how will I be able to measure my success?

 My Wider life goals

  • What I have achieved?
  • What I’m most proud of
  • What obstacles have I overcome?
  • My plans for 2022 with success criteria – how will I be able to measure my success?

 My Financial goals

  • What I have achieved?
  • What I’m most proud of
  • What obstacles have I overcome?
  • My plans for 2022 with success criteria – how will I be able to measure my success?

If it helps to have a print out, I’ve created a simple document for you to use, and feel free to share it with others.

Image by congerdesign from Pixabay

Published On: December 27th, 2021 / Categories: Career Management, Inspiration /

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