“The past is where you learned the lesson. The future is where you apply the lesson.”
We are mere days away from entering a new decade, and before you start making big plans to forge ahead, I’ve created this guide to help you reflect on the past ten years so you can enter 2020 feeling fresh, ready to utilize what you’ve learned, and do everything you want to do.
Grab your journal, your sketchbook, a notepad, open up a new word doc and let’s get into the following:
What brought you the most joy? Make a list.
What were your biggest lessons from 2019? What are some challenges that kept coming up, some lessons that maybe even hurt to learn? How will you use this information in the future?
What are you ready to let go of in 2020?
What are you ready to call in?
What were your highlights from the decade? Write down your favorite memories, and your proudest accomplishments. I highly recommend this one, as you’ll feel like a badass reviewing all the cool things you’ve done and adventures you’ve been on.
What would you have done differently? This isn’t to say what do you regret, but hindsight is 20/20, so, if a similar circumstance happens in the future, you’ll know how to better approach. So, how would you have done 2019 differently?
Pick three key words for what you want this next decade to represent: Put them somewhere you can see them, or set a reminder on your phone. Or, do both!
In the past ten years, where have you transformed the most, and why do you think that is? Where would you like to transform more, and what can you do about it?
BONUS: Start dreaming of what you want the next year and decade to look like in your ideal world. Let yourself daydream. Make a vision board (electronically or with paper) and set your sights on your dream for the next ten years.