Reflections & Connections – Questions to ask before you start a new year

At the cusp of a new year, most of us take a little time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future.  There’s something encouraging and natural about using a fresh calendar page to make new goals in your life.  We ponder the successes, failures and standout events that are slowly scripting our life’s story.  This process of self-reflection helps us maintain a conscious awareness of where we’ve been and where we intend to go.  It is pertinent to the organization and preservation of our long-term goals and happiness.   When it comes to finding meaning in life, asking the right questions is the answer.

What went well for you in 2011?  

What situation, feeling or relationship should you not carry-over  into another year ?                                                        

If not now when?

Are you living or just existing?

Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?

Decisions are being made right now.  The question is:  Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you?

What would you regret not fully doing, being, or having in your life?

What promise to yourself do you still need to fulfill?

What would make you smile right now?

What has fear of failure stopped you from doing?


4 thoughts on “Reflections & Connections – Questions to ask before you start a new year”

  1. Would you tell your best friend to throw in the towel because she can’t possibly reach her goal? Or would you practice your finest motivational speech and help her see what you see in her potential? Unless you’re secretly a frenemy who hopes she fails in life odds are you’d push her to be her best—so why not push yourself?

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