Year’s end is always a time of reflection. We have a tradition that says we each get a clean slate on January 1. Whatever happened in the previous year can be left behind and recycled and forgotten with the old calendar. But when we leave it behind without any reflection or thought, we are practically destined to repeat the same mistakes, have the same challenges and stay in the same place.
How can harness the positive energy and desire for shedding of the old and embracing of the new that happens every January 1? How can we get off the treadmill of running in place and start to turn corners and speed past more and more mile markers?
During this podcast, I offer a few thoughts, gathered from friends and colleagues and my own experiences. In addition, I share some guiding questions that result in a personal “process check,” designed to offer space for reflection on 2010 and anticipation of 2011. Download a PDF of the questions. (opens in new window)