As a Coach I know that the best way to move into a new year or a new season is to reflect on the season you have been in. A few days ago my sister shared a tool with me that asks some significantly poignant questions that I wanted to pass on to you.
Questions are key when contemplating good change; some of these questions may give you the opportunity to look deeper into the season you’ve been in and help you to set a more meaningful course for your season ahead.
Let me share a few with you:
- What was the most important event that took place this past year; how did it impact you?
- What area has consumed your thinking, attention, and focus this past year? Have you addressed it or do I need to address it in this new year?
- What are the names of the people who have been the most life-giving to you this past year? Who has sucked you dry? What changes might you need to make?
- Who is your community? Is it robust enough?
- How do you feel about your church experience this past year? What about your prayer life?
- How many hours have you managed to sleep on an average this past year? do you need to make any changes to get the rest you need this year?
- What made you the happiest this past year? did you adequately celebrate the moment? how can you reproduce that experience this year?
- In the past year have you lived to work or worked to live?
- What might be your Big Hairy Audacious Goal this year? (BHAG) Something that stretches you and your faith!
- How can you make a difference in your community this year?
These are just a few questions to consider as you assess where you’ve been and where you’d like to go in 2019!
Happy, Happy New Year to you!