Most of us received performance reviews in our student years in the form of report cards.
Unfortunately, we don’t have a review system to tell us if our life is going in the right direction. Do you have anything resembling a report card for your life? If you don’t, here are three steps for assessing your life performance in 2017.
- Do you feel 100 percent accountable for the decisions you made (and did not make) in your life in 2017? Don’t feel bad if your first reaction is to blame others for the events that didn’t go well in 2017. This initial reaction is OK, if you resolve to move past this stage and take personal accountability for what you want to make of your life, starting January 1, 2018.
- What was your biggest accomplishment in 2017? What are you most proud of? What did you do well in 2017 that led to this accomplishment?
- What was your biggest mistake in 2017? What are you least proud of? What did you neglect that you should have done in 2017? Why was this important to you?
The outcome of this simple but powerful exercise is to place you in the right frame of mind to plan for a much better 2018. Next year, your goal should be to both build on what worked well in 2017 and the lessons learned from what did not work well.
In my year-end article, I will share suggestions for planning a great 2018. Stay tuned!
Percy M. Cannon
PS: Have you tried the LifePlan app? It will help you perform these and other good practices.