Forget New Year’s Resolutions: What Are You Most Proud Of?

Posted by on Dec 29 2014

Here’s an amazing exercise for starting the New Year right. No — it’s NOT about writing New Year’s resolutions! It’s not about looking forward, but instead looking backwards.

What’s the point of looking backwards when a new year is on the horizon? Because what has happened, what you’ve accomplished is tangible proof of your effectiveness, creativity, determination, and success.

As the year draws to a close, it’s nice to look back and remind yourself what you’re most proud of accomplishing over the past 12 months.

  • Which projects did you complete?
  • Which skills and attitudes did you display?
  • Which relationships did you strengthen (and which did you get rid of)?
  • How much money did you make (and how much did you keep)?
  • What healthy habits did you embrace?
  • What did you do to alleviate stress?
  • What have you learned? What have you mastered?
  • Which events did you attend that brought results?
  • Which life and business development techniques worked for you?
  • What are you most proud of, from 2014?

Take time to write a complete list for the past year. You’ll be amazed at what you’ve accomplished and gain confidence that you can accomplish what you need to for 2015!

Here’s a worksheet (PDF) to help you with this exercise.


6 comments for now

6 Responses to “Forget New Year’s Resolutions: What Are You Most Proud Of?”

  1. Thank you Karyn! Great exercise and it works!
    Happy New Year!

    30 Dec 2014 at 7:51 am

  2. Karyn Greenstreet

    Happy New Year to you, too, Janet!

    30 Dec 2014 at 8:44 am

  3. I love this exercise – I do something similar with my clients however I particularly like your format and the questions you ask. Happy New Year to you Karyn!

    30 Dec 2014 at 9:18 am

  4. Karyn Greenstreet

    I’m glad you liked it, Sherry. Happy New Year!

    30 Dec 2014 at 11:52 am

  5. Thank you Karyn for this wonderful exercise.
    I am looking forward to New Years Eve Day to take some ‘me time’ and write it out.
    Happiest of 2015 to you Karyn! Debra

    30 Dec 2014 at 10:01 pm

  6. Karyn Greenstreet

    Happy New Year, Debra! I like the idea of taking some down time to do this exercise. When I first created it two years ago, I started writing my list, then soon realized that new ideas would pop up at unexpected times. It took me several days before I had a complete list!

    31 Dec 2014 at 10:47 am

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