Two Lists that Could Be Very Revealing
As we now approach the exit ramp for 2020 (December means it’s time to wrap things up), it might be gratifying to make two lists:
YOUR LIST OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR THE YEAR
The first list will be a list of what you accomplished for the year. You may be surprised by all you’ve done. Most people think they will have a short list but see how many items you can come up with.
There’s no right or wrong to the next part of the exercise. Think about:
- how many things were goals you set for yourself before the year began and then…
- how many were last minute or new opportunities that came about
YOUR LIST OF WISHES FOR UPCOMING MONTHS & NEXT YEAR
The second list is what you want to do. Make note of whether it’s
- something you still have time to do yet this year
- something you have in mind for next year or
- something to do within your lifetime
After you create this second list, ask two questions about the items on it. Whose help will you need to do for each item? Do you have a tentative deadline for each item?
You’ve probably thought about both of these lists mentally, but we typically store the information randomly in our brains. However, once we put it in writing it gives it more validity AND helps you realize all that you’ve accomplished.