If you're anything like me, the end of the year is often a reflective time. As the new year approaches I like to reflect on the year that has just been, and think about the year that is coming. Thinking through the highs and lows of the year helps me to appreciate what has been and to plan positively for the coming year. In fact I have a thick hardback notebook that I have used for many years for this, and other personal development exercises. I really enjoy grabbing a coffee, sitting quietly and reading through this book each year to see how much progress I've made over time, and how my thinking and growth has evolved.
Here are the 5 questions I use. Why not try this exercise too as you reflect on the year that has just been?
What am I proud of?
What did I learn?
What do I want to do more / less of next year?
What are 1 - 3 specific goals for next year?
What is the first small step I will take towards each goal, and when?
Sharon Peake is the founder of Shape Talent Ltd, a gender equality coaching and consulting business established with the sole purpose of accelerating more women into senior leaderships roles in business. We work with organisations to remove the barriers to women’s progression and we work with individual women, helping them to achieve their career potential.
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