I was listening to a podcast the other week; Cunning Minx from Poly Weekly was talking about something she does once a year. She was raving about a book: Your Best Year Yet!

The way I figure, I have enough things preoccupying me that I don’t need that it might be a good idea to have a bit of reflection, introspection, and evaluation. At this point I’ve read maybe a fifth or so of the book — it’s a quick read it seems — and I think there’s some value there. Sure, there’s some of the feel-good fluff too.

Nothing really is that much of a new thing really, but it seems to provide a good framework to think about how to go about planning big things in your life.

Over the past year…..

  1. What did I accomplish?
  2. What were my biggest disappointments?
  3. What did I learn?
  4. How do I limit myself and how can I stop ?
  5. What are my personal values?
  6. What roles do I play in my life?
  7. Which role is my major focus for the next year?
  8. What are my goals for each role?
  9. What are my top ten goals for the next year?
  10. How can I make sure I achieve my top ten goals?

True… nothing groundbreaking — but it seems like a good enough way to process stuff. Will it work? I’ll let you know.  :-)