Take a pause
Each year, I pause and do a year-end reflection.
I track where my hours have gone.
I dream into the future to give myself clear targets to pursue.
I re-prioritize my projects for the coming year based on which are most life-giving.
You can do this at any point in the year as a useful check-in point.
Here’s a few of the questions I like to ask myself:
🔴 What values drive my actions?
🟠 Where do I see myself in 10 years? Related to family, place, friends, and work.
🟡 What can I do today that moves me closer to that future?
🟢 What unique personality traits can I use as a strategic leverage points in my work?
🔵 What financial milestones do I want to work towards?
🟣 Where have my hours gone in the past year and how can I work smarter, not longer?
And most importantly, I write out a bunch of unanswered questions I’m wrestling with that I hope to discover answers to in the coming year.
What reflection questions do you like to ask yourself?