If January is about resolutions, how about using December for reflection? Next month, we’ll invest energy looking ahead in anticipation, making resolutions for the best use of 2013. I suggest we use December to look back on who we were and what we accomplished in the eleven months since our last resolutions.
The following are twelve questions I’ll use to close out 2012. If you are game, answer them all or just a few. The answers will prepare you for 2013.
1. When were you at your absolute best?
2. What skills showed up when you were at your best?
3. What did you learn in those moments of excellence?
4. Who deserves an overdue “thank you” before the year closes?
5. Who deserves an overdue apology before the year closes?
6. Who is better off because you were in their life?
7. What was your most challenging experience?
8. What did you learn?
9. When did you think about what you really wanted?
10. What did you do to move toward it?
11. What left you in awe because of its beauty, grace and power?
12. What do you think is possible that you didn’t at the beginning of 2011?