Questions to answer
As each year draws to a close many of us start to reflect on the year that was. Perhaps you feel you’ve accomplished all you set out to achieve, or maybe you’re beating yourself up for not getting to where you wanted to be.
Whichever is true for you, now is the ideal time to start thinking about what you want to change in the coming year.
Some key questions to ask yourself:
- What went well this year?
- What didn’t go so well?
- What would I like to change?
- What do I need more of?
- What do I need less of?
- How do I want my life to look this time next year?
- What specific actions will I take to achieve my goals?
Armed with answers to these questions, you’ll be clearer on what you need to do to achieve your goals in the coming year. It can be helpful to answer these questions in terms of your work life and personal life separately since even though they are closely intertwined, they make up different elements of your life.
Now is also a good time to identify your work values, interests, skills/transferable skills and strengths. This will help you understand where you fit in the world of work as well as identifying where you might like to develop your career.