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!