It’s natural at the end of the year to take a quick spin through the highlights of the year, and look ahead.
Here’s the simple “Three C’s” framework I use for planning, review and decision-making:
You can use it for quick daily, weekly or monthly planning and review. It works for annual planning and review as well.
As you look back on 2009, consider:
- What did you release or clear during the year?
- What space did you open up, whether in your calendar, office or home?
- What limiting habits, beliefs or other constraints did you let go?
- What products, services and results did you create or produce this year?
- What did you invent or envision that’s still compelling, whether you got the work done on this creation in 2009 or not?
- Is this idea or creation something you want to continue in 2010 or beyond?
- What new people did connect with this year?
- What relationships did you strengthen?
- What connections did you make for others?
And using the Three C’s to look ahead to create a better 2010, consider:
- What time and space do you want to open up in your work or life in the new year?
- What habits or beliefs are still holding you back that you’re ready to let go in 2010?
- What results do you want to create or produce in the new year?
- What new products and services do you want to provide your customers or clients?
- Are there new markets you want to enter?
- What ongoing creations do you want to continue or complete in 2010?
- What experiences do you want to create in the year ahead?
- What connections do you want to create in 2010?
- What connections do you want to strengthen?
- What connections do you want to, or can you make for others in the new year?
Give the Three C’s a test as you open up a great year in 2010.
And let me know how it works for you as you move ahead.
I think you’ll be pleased with the increased clarity and choice it gives you as you make the most of the time, energy, talents, attention and other resources at your command.
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