I try to reflect how I’m living my life every six months, here are some questions I use to help me. The questions I use come from Tim Elmore @TimElmore and Camille Fournier @skamille, thank you.
- What are my fondest memories of the last six months?
- What were the most fun times I had?
- Who did I meet, who is now in my life?
- What were the “big projects” I completed?
- What am I most proud of?
- In what area(s) of my life did I make some progress?
- What did I do that completely surprised me and was unexpected to me?
- Who did I help?
- What did I experimented with?
- What is the biggest lesson I faced and what did I get from it?
- What were the defining moments during the last six months?
- What emotion caused me to grow? (e.g., Courage? Faith?)
- What emotion was I unafraid to feel? (e.g., Fear? Sadness?)
- What did I procrastinate on and fail to get done?
- What books and mentors had the most significant impact on me? Why?
- Am I closer to my friends and family from my activities this year?
- What will be my biggest goals as I move forward into YYYY?
- Where did I neglect to live up to the standards I set for myself?
- What am I committed to doing in the next six months? What would I
do if I only had a short amount of time left to make an impact?
- What goals do I have or know for the next six months?
- Am I growing at work? Am I a linchpin at work? (The Linchpin is an individual who can walk into chaos and create order, someone who can invent, connect, create and make things happen.)
- What have I said NO to? What have I said YES to?
- What advice would I give myself for the coming six-months/year?
After I answer the questions I start planning the next six months, turn every desire into an action that I can follow-up on or add to a calendar. I use Omnifocus, calendar, and a note pad to move things forward and keep myself focused.