Every December this is what I do:
- I review my personal calendar.
Because I keep every appointment electronically, it’s as simple as
opening up my laptop. I take an hour and I scan every month, and make
notes in my journal about
- what went really well
- what I loved the most
- what I would like to do better with in the
I take a look at two email folders: Events and Clients. These two give
me a great high-level overview of my work for the year. I go through
them quickly, but take the time to dive down and read more thoroughly where I want to. Again, I take
notes. I jot down:
- what I am especially proud of
- who I love working with
- ideas I have for making next year an even
These two activities take me only 2-3 hours and they give me a great
review of the year. Then I am both inspired and ready to set goals for
2014. These are not New Year’s resolutions. They are aspirations: what
I hope for, shooting for the moon!
want to see more of.
– Tom Peters