Reflect and Review

Nov 27, 2014 | Mastering Your Mindset

Reflect and Review Time:- Your Own Performance For The Year.


It’s that time of the year to look briefly in the revision mirror and complete your own performance management review and see how you have performed this year!  You may complain about your staff, but how did you perform?

Where has the time gone since you set your “New Year’s Resolutions”, or when you sat down and completed your one page business plan of what you were going to achieve this year?

December is a great month not just to do a review of your year but to sit and think quietly and reflect.

  • Why did something work?
  • What did you manage to change and why?

Grab a piece of paper or one of our year review exercises – get ready for some reflection time.Try the exercise in this Blog.

Why should you do a review of your year?

  • As I have always encourage you: “By acknowledging what we do well we motivate ourselve to take the next step
  • Not only by reviewing our past do we acknowledge our hard work, we also discover what worked and what failed. We need to see what worked and why, and what didn’t work and why it failed. Even if you can change some small detail to make it work next time, or at least try it again.

        Ensure you are still on the right path and you will be certain you are working on your dreams and goals.

·        If you don’t take the time to see what is working and what isn’t you are incapable of getting a clear picture of where you are placed. Preparing for your next years “Resolutions” “Goals “ or Plans” without “Reviewing” is much more difficult and often ends the same way as the previous years.

          Start your review with :

  1.     What went well and what didn’t?
  2.  10 accomplishments you have achieved!
  3.  Things you could have achieved but didn’t.
  4.  10 great things that happened during the year?
  5.  What personal development did you achieve?
  6.  10 challenges during the year?

What were your successes and what were your problem challenges.

Go back to your goals, resolutions and plans for 2014 – if you wrote them down! Find the reports of your business, your marketing, your finance your goals and achievements and see if you achieved your goals.

 Get out the new brochures or product you have developed and remind yourself of how far you have come in the last year.

 Remember Dick Smith says, “If it’s not on paper it’s not real” – this is just so true.  By writing your goals down it is one small step of commitment you make to yourself and your goals!

What ever happened last year is now done and you are looking to a new and fresh start in January.  By reviewing now you are preparing for a quick start in 2015.

Take the time to see what didn’t work and make sure you plan and have actions to insure you don’t make the same mistakes again.  Make a commitment to what needs to change and a plan on how you are going to keep on track- and not fall back into your old ways.

What are you going to change?

Take the time to do this exercise, be honest with yourself and acknowledge and motivate yourself.

If you have never reviewed your year – then start this year.  Follow through these simple steps here or contact us and ask for one of our professional review sheets.


“Sometimes I just have to sit and think and sometimes I just sit”

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