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Here’s a useful exercise for you to help you reflect on 2011 and to help you think forward about creating a great & happy 2012. This is a great exercise to do when you’ve got some ‘down’ time from the busyness of the Christmas period.  Once you’ve answered the questions, we encourage you to keep your responses and to check back on what you wrote each quarter in 2012.

Learning from the last year

1.     In 2011, what well went for you? What are you proud of? What did you achieve?

2.     In 2011, what didn’t go well? What are you disappointed about?

3.     What lessons do you learn from these achievements & disappointments?

4.     As a result of your response to question 3, what simple statements of advice can you give yourself to take into 2012?

5.     What are you putting up with? What can you do about this?

[Notice how this list is draining your energy.  By reducing some of the ‘putting up withs’ on this list, you will free yourself greatly.]

Mindset

6.     What limiting mindsets are you carrying with you about your work, your life your ability, the future, the economy, or about what’s possible? 

[The thoughts aren’t true. They are simply thoughts that shape how you think, what you do and the results you get.  Many of your mindsets will be positive and empowering, which is great. This exercise is about consciously identifying the limiting ones. ]

7.     From the list above, reverse your most limiting mindsets. Choose the opposite mindset to unlock a different way of being.

Your brand

8.     Pick ten words to describe who you're currently perceived as

9.     Pick ten words to describe who you'd like to be perceived as. 

10.Notice any difference in the above two lists.  What do you need to change?

The Future

11.What great thing(s) would you dare to dream, if you knew that you could not fail?

12.What legacy would you like to leave? How would you like to be remembered?

13.Write a vision for yourself for 3, 5 or 10 years time.

[We invite you to write your dreams of the future.  Don’t think rationally; just dream.  Include all aspects of your life, your family, your home, your work, travel & hobbies.  Even if you find this hard, start writing and see what comes up.  It doesn’t have to be right.]

14.Or, instead you might like to draw your vision as a picture on a sheet of paper.

[This exercise accesses the right brain, which is often easier to help you.  And it’s a great visual to put on the wall and look back on during 2012.]

2012

15.List the key areas of your work & life where you’d like great results

16.In each key area, what are your goals for 2012?

17.For each goal, in order to be on track what do you want to achieve/complete by March 2012?

18.Write a letter to yourself dated 25 Dec 2012, looking back from the future. [Write about what happened, what you’ve achieved, and how you feel about it.]

 

We hope this exercise has been useful for you.  During the year remember to periodically review what you’ve written to ensure you take action & stay on track. With reflection, then focus & disciplined action, you can turn your dreams into reality.  

 

 ‘Making it a Happy New Year’

Here’s a useful exercise for you to help you reflect on 2011 and to help you think forward about creating a great & happy 2012.  This is a great exercise to do when you’ve got some ‘down’ time from the busyness of the Christmas period.  Once you’ve answered the questions, we encourage you to keep your responses and to check back on what you wrote each quarter in 2012.

 

Learning from the last year

1.     In 2011, what well went for you?  What are you proud of?  What did you achieve?

2.     In 2011, what didn’t go well?  What are you disappointed about?

3.     What lessons do you learn from these achievements & disappointments?

4.     As a result of your response to question 3, what simple statements of advice can you give yourself to take into 2012?

5.     What are you putting up with?  What can you do about this?

Notice how this list is draining your energy.  By reducing some of the ‘putting up withs’ on this list, you will free yourself greatly.

 

Mindset

6.     What limiting mindsets are you carrying with you about your work, your life your ability, the future, the economy, or about what’s possible? 

The thoughts aren’t true.  They are simply thoughts that shape how you think, what you do and the results you get.  Many of your mindsets will be positive and empowering, which is great.  This exercise is about consciously identifying the limiting ones. 

7.     From the list above, reverse your most limiting mindsets.  Choose the opposite mindset to unlock a different way of being.

 

Your brand

8.     Pick ten words to describe who you're currently perceived as

9.     Pick ten words to describe who you'd like to be perceived as. 

10.Notice any difference in the above two lists.  What do you need to change?

 

The Future

11.What great thing(s) would you dare to dream, if you knew that you could not fail?

12.What legacy would you like to leave?  How would you like to be remembered?

13.Write a vision for yourself for 3, 5 or 10 years time.

We invite you to write your dreams of the future.  Don’t think rationally; just dream.  Include all aspects of your life, your family, your home, your work, travel & hobbies.  Even if you find this hard, start writing and see what comes up.  It doesn’t have to be right.

14.Or, instead you might like to draw your vision as a picture on a sheet of paper.

This exercise accesses the right brain, which is often easier to help you.  And it’s a great visual to put on the wall and look back on during 2012.

 

2012

15.List the key areas of your work & life where you’d like great results

16.In each key area, what are your goals for 2012?

17.For each goal, in order to be on track what do you want to achieve/complete by March 2012?

18.Write a letter to yourself dated 25 Dec 2012, looking back from the future.  Write about what happened, what you’ve achieved, and how you feel about it.

 

We hope this exercise has been useful for you.  During the year remember to periodically review what you’ve written to ensure you take action & stay on track. 

 

With reflection, then focus & disciplined action, you can turn your dreams into reality.