It’s that time of year again! It’s the annual ritual of writing down your key successes for this year before creating your goals or resolutions for the new year. We rarely pause to celebrate and savor all we have accomplished—professionally and personally—before moving on to the next thing on our eternal “to do” list.
This simple, conscious practice will not only make you feel good, it will also give you the confidence and focus you need to achieve your 2020 goals. Consider doing it as an end-of-the-year, team-building exercise at work, as well as with your family and friends. When others are aware of what you see as past successes, they will be more likely to support your future successes.
My 2019 Success List includes my latest vision board workshop for a savvy sales team in Colorado, about a half dozen family trips to New York City and the beach, and the sale of our beach home that makes it possible to experience new adventures.
Here’s what to do.
- Download and print My Success List! Make copies for others. There’s room for 20 successes and then you can turn it over and keep on writing!
- Consider what you’re most proud of and grateful for this year, including your family, health, work, finances and fun.
- Then, go deeper to the gifts that come from setbacks and mistakes. Yes, those lessons are successes, too!
- Once your Success List is complete, share it with others and invite them to do the same. Our family has been doing this for more than a decade.
What’s one of your 2019 successes? Share it here!