As we wrap up 2014 and move into the New Year it’s the perfect time to analyse our learnings from the year that has been. It’s a funny idea isn’t it? That a New Year is usually what prompts us to set a fresh set of goals and ‘start again’. The truth is we can do this every day. But I do enjoy that sense of bringing something to a close and something new into fruition.
So let’s investigate the process of reviewing. It’s a great to help you gain insights into what happened and learn what could be improved upon.
Carve out at least a few hours for this task and begin with a meditation.
The first thing that needs to be asked (and celebrated) is what went well? Ask yourself:
Where did you feel in flow?
When were your preferences met?
What made you feel elevated?
When did you feel like you could explode with happiness?
Pondering these things helps us establish what can be carried through into 2015.
Once you’ve done that the next question that needs to be posed is what didn’t go so well? Ask yourself:
How did I get into those situations?
What did I contribute to them?
What realities (or situations) am I resisting?
Did I act without creating friction?
How do I now move on?
And at the end of this life review the most important thing to acknowledge is that, even when things don’t go well, the one thing that is always happening is evolution. So stand tall, be proud of what the year has delivered and get set to bring on 2015!