A new year brings new opportunities.
In order to find out where we want to go, and what truly speaks to our hearts, it is helpful to first reflect on where we have been. Learning from our past gives us perspective and impact us on a deeper emotional level – not only our minds, our heart and emotions also engage. This makes a difference to whether we succeed with our goals and New Year resolutions.
I love to explore inspiring questions with my friends and family, and during meals for the past few days, I have asked three questions:
- Do you have any regrets from this past year? These would be things that did not make you feel more energetic, happier, healthier or successful. Or things you missed out on.
- What insights/learning points do you have from the past year? Each year we learn and mature – where did you grow last year?
- What brought you most happiness this past year and where do you feel gratitude? Reflect on where you played a role, where your decisions made a difference to your, and possibly to other people’s lives.
Hopefully you will find your New Year resolutions for 2015 more inspring and meaningful after reflecting upon these questions.