Posted by: devonellington | December 17, 2014

Questions for 2015’s New Plans — Long and Short Term

2014 got away from me on many fronts, although a lot happened. Here are some suggestions for looking at 2015:

Goals, Dreams, and Resolutions Questions for 2015

Here are some things to think about, as you look ahead to the coming year. I will post my answers on the second of January, 2015. There may be details related to various questions that are too personal to post publicly; that’s fine. You’re not required or expected to violate your own privacy, or anyone else’s. Write as completely and honestly for yourself as you can, and only post anything that is comfortable for you to share.

Take a look back at the last year, and give yourself an honest assessment. Remember to be kind to yourself. Did you achieve what you hoped to achieve? Where did you fall short of your own expectations, and why? Where did you exceed them? What unexpected events changed your direction? What did you choose to give up because it no longer fit your goals, dreams, resolutions, and life?

Do you feel you are on the right path? If so, what do you want to build on from this year to make next year even better? If not, what do you want to change? How do you intend to change those things?

Take a look at the disappointments from this year. Can you find their root cause? Did you get something positive from them, in spite of the disappointments?

Take a look at unexpected events which changed your path. Were the changes positive or negative? Did they send you in a new direction you might not have found otherwise, or where they a distraction?

Do you feel fulfilled creatively, personally, spiritually? What contributes to that? If something is lacking in any of these areas, what actions do you need to take in the coming year?

List three goals for 2015 — concrete things that you wish to achieve. Under each goal, list three specific action steps you can do to achieve each of them.

List three dreams for 2015 — things you would like to do, but that may not be ready to manifest. List three action steps under each dream that you can start this coming year, on the road to manifestation.

List three resolutions for 2015 — definite things you want to change about yourself or your life for the better. Under each one, list three action steps that you can take to start achieving those resolutions. Again, remember to be kind to yourself.

Take a look back at the last several years, and then look ahead to where you are and where you want to be. Take some time and figure out a one year, three year, and five year plan. I am in my fifth year here on Cape Cod, since moving from New York. Many things have changed since I left New York. I know it’s time for me to reassess what I want and need, and how I want to get there. I let go of a lot when I left New York, and was full of hope and optimism when I arrived. Some of that has been met; but there have also been some disappointments, and I have to regroup and make new choices based on the realities I’ve found here.

I hope you find these questions helpful as you look ahead to a new cycle in your life.

Please post any questions or comments in the interim, and I will see you back here on January 2!

Devon

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