I’m not really a New Year’s resolutions kinda guy as I mentioned in a recent IG post. Instead, every year for the past couple of years, I’ve followed the advice of my buddy Nate Green and written an end of year personal retrospection.
As Nate explains in his 2018 Personal Retrospective (And 2019 Action Plan),
“A retrospective is when you look back on past events to identify what worked . . . and what didn’t work. A retrospective helps you celebrate your wins and identify your weaknesses. It helps you learn from the past and correct for the future.” – Nate Green
An end of year retrospective is something that I highly recommend for anyone. There are three main questions and sub-questions and it only takes about an hour depending on how in-depth you want to go. It’s a fun way to look back on the year and prep yourself for a great 2019.
Nate wrote out his retrospective here for you to use as an example along with a guide on how to write your own 2018 Personal Retrospective. He has been through some major life changes in 2018 and it is great to see how he has grown in 2018. There are also links to his previous retrospectives if you want to read more.
Right now I’m in my home town of Wichita, Kansas, enjoying Christmas and the New Year with my family. Things are pretty busy with all the shopping and eating, but tomorrow I’ll be setting aside some time to write out my 2018 Personal Retrospective and hope to share it with you all in 2019.
If you decide to give it a go yourself, I would love to hear about it in the comments below. Happy New Year everybody!😁