How To Review Your Year

We are almost at the end of 2020 so if you have not started your yearly review as yet, now is the time. Here are some tips and prompts to help you in your year end review.

Firstly, gather your calendar, planner, journal or notepad. You will need these items to help you remember what occurred during the year, unless you have an awesome memory. When going through your notes they are several questions/prompts to keep in mind:

Prompts to Review Your Year

  1. What were your accomplishments or wins this year? It does not matter how small the win was, everything counts.
    • What enabled you to succeed at these goals?
  2. What were your greatest challenges this year?
    • Why was this difficult?
  3. What worked and what did not work for you?
  4. What would you do differently?
  5. Did you accomplish all your goals?
  6. Did your goals change and why?
  7. What goals do you want to carry over to the new year?
  8. Are you setting goals that you actually want to accomplish or to please other people?
  9. Are you setting push goals or pull goals or both?
Definition“the one goal that if achieved will make all (or most) of the others possible.”1 It is a goal that you have to push yourself to complete.A goal that you feel naturally drawn to.
Driving ForcePressure and willpowerPassion and dedication
FeelingHard workEffortless
1Taken from
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Goal Setting: Push or Pull Goals

Push goals are usually a necessity and driven externally but not necessarily by other people. Basically you have an objective and design a structured plan to achieve it2. Whereas a pull goal is something you desire. It is when you have a structured action plan, but no defined end goal3.

For example a pull goal is to write everyday to improve your skills and become an author and push goal is writing for the love of it.

Now that your have reflected on the year and analyse your goals, it is time to get your 2021 planner out and prepare for the new year.

Happy Holidays and thank you for reading. I will see you tomorrow.

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Create a PUSH goal (1)

Turning push goals into pull goals (2, 3)

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