As 2019 hastens to an end, many of us will take this time to review the
past twelve months. We will assess the effectiveness of things we’ve tried
and determine if we’re going to continue those things in the upcoming year
or get rid of them. Oftentimes, because we haphazardly reflect upon the
past year, we fail to adequately assess.
And, as a result, we make short lived resolutions based on unrealistic goals
that were set. Today, I want to give you some tips that will help you to change
this never ending cycle that many of us find ourselves in year after year. Today,
we will focus on re-evaluating.
To properly re-evaluate, one must consider answering the right questions. What
are the right questions? I’m glad you asked!
Answering the Right Questions
In the past year, what has worked for me? What did not work for me?
I will divide the remainder of this post into these two categories.
Since it worked, do I plan to incorporate it into the upcoming year?
Do I continue to utilize it as is, or do I make improvements? If it worked,
you may want to stick to it. You do not have to jump on the next bandwagon
just because others are doing so. What works for one individual may not work
for you. If it’s not broken, don’t try to fix it!
What did NOT work?
Determining how to proceed when something does work is often easier than
deciding how to proceed if it doesn’t work. More times than not, we want to
continue doing the same thing but expect a different outcome. Simply put, most
people want results. But, most people hate change! So, what do we do when we
want change – when we want things to work for us? First of all, we have to identify
what no longer serves us/ works for us. Then, we have to disconnect from things
that no longer serve us/ work for us.
Identifying What No Longer Serves Us
Things that no longer serve us can be (but not limited to) any of the following:
· Abusive relationships (emotionally, physically, or verbally)
· Attending events and going places (when it is no longer beneficial) because it
is the “correct” thing to do,
· Bad habits, and
· Toxic energy
In conclusion, as we near the end of the year (in this case, the end of a decade),
let us be mindful to review with a purpose in mind. And, that is to find out what
works – continue to do it and improve it. Identify what does not work, and
disconnect from it!
disconnect from it!
If you have read the entirety of this post, I hope that you will re-evaluate the last
twelve months so that when December 2020 rolls around, you will NOT regret the
actions and decisions that you made throughout the year.
Until next time,