What’s Your Life Report Card for 2013?

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What’s Your Life Report Card for 2013?

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Most of us have been exposed to a structured “report-card” system during our student and professional years. This system is usually clear in telling us when we are doing well and when we are not. What most of us may not have is a structured system that can tell us if our life is going in the right direction. Do you have anything that could resemble a report card on your life as a whole? If you don’t, let me suggest three steps you can consider to assess your life performance in 2013.

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Step #1: Do you feel 100 percent accountable for the decisions you made (and did not make) in your life during 2013? Don’t feel bad if your first reaction is to blame others for the events that didn’t go well in your life during 2013. This initial reaction is OK, as long as you resolve to move past this stage and take personal accountability for what you want to make of your life in the future.

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Step #2: What was your biggest accomplishment during 2013? Close your eyes for 10 seconds. What was the first thing that came to your mind? What are you most proud of? What did you do well during 2013 that led to this accomplishment? Why do you think this was the first thing that came to your mind? Try to gather as much information as you can around this accomplishment. It will help you in the process of setting your 2014 priorities.

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Step #3: What was your biggest mistake during 2013? Once again, close your eyes for 10 seconds. What was the first thing that came to your mind? What are you least proud of? What did you neglect to do that you feel you should have done in 2013? Why do you think this was the first thing that came to your mind? Why was this important to you? Try to gather as much information as you can around this situation. It will also help you in the process of setting your 2014 priorities.

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The outcome of this simple but powerful exercise should be to place you in the right frame of mind to plan for a much better 2014. Next year, your goal will be to both build on what worked well in 2013 and on the lessons you learned from what did not work well. In the next newsletter, I will share suggestions for planning a great 2014. Stay tuned!

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I want to close this newsletter by wishing you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2014. If you wish to give my book, The Business Apostolate: Insights to Define and Achieve your Mission in Life, as a Christmas or New Year’s present to relatives, friends, co-workers, or customers, click here and enter code X7UD2CN5 to receive the promotional 25% discount for newsletter readers.

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As you embark on this journey, count on me to help you succeed.

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Percy M. Cannon\nAuthor, Business Consultant and Professional Coach\nwww.cannonbalance.com

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