Well I don’t know how your holidays went, but mine were short and fast! I am finally feeling recovered and ready to tackle the new year. Some years I hit the ground running January 1st, but this year I sit here on the 17th and am just barely ready to start the new year.
So the first thing I like to do is look back on last year. What did I come away from last year feeling was unfinished or needed to be improved? What sucked and must never be repeated! What was awesome and must be doubled down on?
Every year is different, some years I am pretty close to nailing my goals/ideas for the year, others I am so far off I wonder what the hell I was thinking. This past year was a little of both. I look at my life in columns, each column can be rated on a scale of 0-100. Columns include: Family – Love – Friends – Fitness/Health – Business/Career – Spiritual Connection – Fun. First question, how did I do last year, how close to 100 am I in each category? Answer: 70, 80, 60, 80, 50, 55, 60.
It is interesting to me that I can pour myself into improving one of these columns, only to find I didn’t end up getting any closer to 100. Then another column like my fitness is the best it has been in years with less time spent working on it as the prior year. Some years you grind, laying the foundation for future success, other years you reap the reward of prior work done. This is the game of life.
This is where coaching really pays off