January 5, 2018
This article introduces an exercise which is at the heart of personal planning and is the basis for all personal goals, especially as we head into a new year.
The exercise below is an extract from the personal planning section of the Check-in Strategy Journal. It is entitled Probably Your Best Year Yet.
Why use the Your Best Year Yet exercise?'
While most are happy to plan their business activity, few take the same methodology to their private life. It makes sense to apply a similar discipline.
In fact, it is only when we get the business and the personal goals and actions all working together that things really become electric!
What is it?
This exercise challenges you to identify success and failure, your key roles and goals for your personal life and prioritise accordingly. No small task.
How to use it?
This is a quiet room activity. You may need time. Quite a lot. There may be a few questions and not a lot of paper, but this will really get you thinking.
The questions that I usually provide in a worksheet address your recent successes and failures. They are a great way to calibrate where you are and where you would like to focus your efforts over the coming year.
Instructions: Spend some time alone and consider each question, one at a time. By the end you should have a list of actions that you need to carry out.