How was this year for you?
Are you thinking, “Where has this year gone?” I think we all say that every year around this time.
I hope it’s been a great year for you! If it hasn’t been the best, then don’t worry. You can start today to make sure 2013 is your best year yet by doing your annual review.
Last year I wrote a post to help you do an annual review, and it was one of my most popular posts.
At the end of this post, I’ll share with you the worksheet so you can do yours.
Why should you do an annual review?
Doing an annual review is like going to the doctor, optometrist, or dentist. I go to find out if everything is okay and stop any problems before they get out of control.
An annual review can do the same for you.
You need to know what worked and what didn’t work this year. You need to make sure you’re doing more the right things. You also need to figure out what held you back or slowed you down, so can do less of that or find a way to improve.
Don’t like the results you got this year? Do an annual review to find out what thoughts, behaviors and actions were holding you back.
- What went well this year?
- What didn’t go well this year?
This is a great place to start. If you need help jogging your memory, take a look at old photos, blog posts, a journal, your Instagram feed, Facebook status updates, or anything that will help you remember this past year.
Think about what successes you had. It could be small or big. It’s very easy to forget about those, but it’s important to remember the wins so we can see how much we’ve grown this year.
Your Year in Review Worksheet
I’ve created a free worksheet that has questions to help you review your year and plan for the next.
Download it, print it out and find a quiet time to complete it. Don’t rush through it. These questions will really make you think. Be honest with your answers. These are just for yourself.
Don’t have too many accomplishments to write down? Then next year make sure you consciously do more. It could be because you’re in your comfort zone too much. Find areas in your life you want to improve and set goals that’ll make you happy if you achieved it.
If you’ve never done a year in review, try it this year. You’ll learn more about yourself. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Don’t just fill this out and put it away. I encourage you to put it in a place where you can access it and refer back to it throughout the year. Because you need to remember the parts of your life you said you needed to eliminate or improve.
Download the worksheet now (right click to save)
I really want this to get in as many hands as possible, because I really believe in its effectiveness. Please share it on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or e-mail it to someone.
Next week, I’ll share my annual review with you.
Finally let me ask:
-How was your 2012?
-What went well for you and what didn’t in 2012?