Like every year, before the following one, one ponders. About many things. The ‘main things’: love, money, career aspirations and health. Nothing new here.
Although every day should be an opportunity to introspect and self-assess, the last days of the year undeniably, amusingly, remind us that time indeed flies and so we get (more or less) nostalgic, superstitious and more undertaking than ever, making all sorts of plans and thinking of new resolutions… Those popular resolutions and plans that keep us going.
Before projecting oneself any further, let’s take a look at what’s just behind us.ere are some key questions to ask oneself; which, I think, are constructive, when it comes to not just entering the new year, but progressing towards a better future, generally speaking…
Here are some key questions to ask oneself; which, I think, are constructive, when it comes to not just entering the new year, but progressing towards a better future, generally speaking…
What are the things I have learned this year?
It can be as broad as getting fluent in a new language, mastering a new software, knowing how to tackle certain types of situations, new skills and so on…’NEW’ being the common denominator of all those things acquired.
We often live our life accumulating all sorts of skills and applying them in a often chaotic flow of different events without necessarily appreciating the gain for what it is (see Dust Gathering article).
Make a list of all what you have learned and just be proud of yourself! Even if it doesn’t always appear so, you are growing so that’s positive.
How could I utilise my recent learning in the future? Think about a number of situations where your new skills could benefit you AND others.
What situations should/could I have avoided? Have I been responsible for those situations?How would I avoid or deal with those situations if they were likely to occur again in the future? What should I do differently in order to get a better outcome?