Asking yourself questions is a powerful way to gain clarity and a new focus. A couple of questions posed by Pam Slim on facebook a couple of years ago caught my attention. (If you don’t know Pam, check out her website Escape from Cubicle Nation). They are great thought provoking questions that are well worth asking yourself before the end of each year.

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Three questions to ask yourself before the end of the year

Three questions to ask yourself before the end of the year.Asking yourself questions is a powerful way to gain clarity and a new focus.

A couple of questions posed by Pam Slim on facebook a couple of years ago caught my attention. (If you don’t know Pam, check out her website Escape from Cubicle Nation).

They are great thought provoking questions that are well worth asking yourself before the end of each year.

So, here are the two questions posed by Pam:

Question 1 – What do you want to leave behind in 2013?

and

Question 2 – What do you want to bring into 2014?

And here is my additional question to add on to Pam’s:

Question 3 – What do you need to do to make this happen?

So, as we head towards a new year, I invite you to ponder on these questions and see where they lead you.

Would love to hear what comes up for you. Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • Sarah, Sarah Aires Photography

    Thanks Ali – a helpful prompt! Its got me thinking before the usual December 31st resolution making session! 
    A very positive and purposeful way to end the year!

  • Ali – Great questions! I want to leave behind that nagging pushing voice in my head that drowns me in the sea of expectations. I want to bring more flow and ease into my life and work in 2012. What I need to make that happen is to stop trying to control everything, especially outcomes which are beyond my control. Big lesson, working on it…

  • Glad you find it useful Sarah. I must admit, I am not a fan of the whole making new year resolution thing. I never do any. I think designing what you want to have happen then working on that on a rolling basis thoroughout the year is far more powerful and delivers much better results than the annual frenzy around resolutions.

  • Royale, love it! And very eloquently put too.

  • Hi Ali,
    What will I leave behind – all fear.
    What will I bring with me – hope.
    What do I need to do to make this happen? Get lean and mean  – and more organized!
    It’s nice to meet you Ali!
    Lori

  • Lori,
    Thanks for sharing your answers to the questions here. Love them.
    Good to meet you as well and thanks for dropping by.

  • Amy Clover

    Simple and meaningful, Ali.  Great questions!  I’ll be using these in the next couple weeks.

  • Glad you liked the questions Amy. Have fun playing with them.

  • Sharon Jackson

    What I will leave behind – procrastination and fear

    What I will bring into 2014 – higher productivity and more bravery

    What do I need to do – think positive, make plans and stick to them, set goals.

    Happy New Year Ali

  • Love it Sharon. Clear, concise and actionable. Have fun making it so.
    And a happy new year to you too. Hope the coming year is your best one yet.