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Take stock of the year


It's the time of the year for looking back on what you've accomplished and looking forward to your goals for the new year.

Ariane's latest blog post has some questions to ask yourself as you review the past year:

Here are 10 questions to print out, answer and give some attention to. Get your friends and family to answer them as well. You will learn a lot about each other if you do.

* What was the best thing that happened to me this year?
* What did I do this year that I’m really proud of?
* Who did I really help?
* Who do I need to thank and acknowledge for having been there for me?
* What are the top three lessons I learned?
* What increased my happiness and joy this year?
* What’s something I got through that was really tough?
* What did I avoid that I must pay more attention to in 2009?
* What character trait did I develop most this year?
* What new people did I meet that are now in my life?

Some of these questions may take some time and thought to answer, and that’s OK. At the end you should be able to see that you’ve made some progress on at least one front in your life! Give yourself a bit of credit for that.

Shared by VictoriaB on 12/19/08

I sat down a couple of weeks ago and reviewed where I was from 2008 since this is an annual habit for me, and I must say that I was a little disappointed with myself. I did not accomplish ANYTHING I set out to do in 2008. There were a whole slew of reasons why, but it comes down to me having to work smarter in 2009. I say smarter because it's not like I didn't work hard in '08, it's just that I got bogged down with everything on my plate. So, I'll take my answers to this list and definitely plan out '09 a little better!


I'm definitely bookmarking this. I love doing the end of the year reflection thing and then looking ahead to what's coming.

  • By aliciak
  • on 12/23/08 10:19 AM EST