I'm going to lose weight.
I'm going to workout 5 days a week.
I'm going to eat nutritious food.
I'm giving up Diet Coke
I will only eat “bad” once a month.
I'm going to blog 5 days a week.
I'm going to email my list a few times a week.
Yada yada yada. Blah blah blah.
Those were a list of New Year's Resolutions I made… more than once! And guess what? Yep, I never stuck with them longer than January, maybe February. Needless to say resolutions never ended well for me. And I'm not alone in that, most people don't stick with them.
That's why I loved it when I was introduced to picking a theme or word for the year instead. And this year is no different, I'll reveal my theme/word soon 🙂
But I often get so caught up on focusing on the New Year that I forget to look back on the past year. I came across a post from Marie Forleo and something she said caught my attention:
While a lot of people want to speed ahead to focus on a fresh New Year goal, don’t underestimate the power of learning from the past. There’s a lot of unleveraged wisdom to be mined from the past twelve months, if you know how to find it.
It's so true! I downloaded the PDF file she provided and spent about 15-20 minutes going through three year in review questions she posed. Loved it and wanted to share!
I highly encourage you to go read 3 Powerful Year In Review Questions That Will Set You Up For A Great Year Ahead right now…before you set yet another dreaded New Year's Resolution 😉