Create a Year You Love: 3 Important Questions to Ask Yourself

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.

Tony Robbins

The holiday season is in full swing and you’re likely juggling a lot at the moment.

Unless you get intentional, the busy-ness of life can keep you from taking time for yourself to pause and reflect on the past year and envision the next.

Without this intentionality before you know it you’ll look up and another year has gone by.

That’s why I’m offering this gift to you.

I’ve broken down my own end-of-year goal setting process and combined it with some of my favorite coaching tools so that creating a year you love and the results you desire is easy and inevitable. 

Each day this week I will send you simple prompts. Give yourself a moment of reflection and intention now (none of these will take longer than 10 minutes) and you’ll create positive change for a lifetime. Truly. 

Let’s get started!


Becoming aware is always the first step and the most important.

Why? Because you can’t change what you can’t see. And where your attention goes your energy flows.

Before you do this exercise, I invite you to drop the gavel and take off the Judge’s robes.

Instead put on your Curious Explorer hat.

Lean into non-judgment. Be kind and curious. Be open.

Pro-tip: For each question, set a timer for 2 minutes and keep writing until the timer goes off. This gives your brain time to go deeper than your initial answers and also gives contraint so you don’t overthink.

Reflecting on this past year…

What worked?
What do you feel really good about? What are you proud of? What did you accomplishments? When were you in integirty and alignment? Make sure to include it all, the big and the small.

What didn’t work?
What feels disappointing? What didn’t you get to? What do you wish happened that didn’t? In what ways were you out of integrity or alignment?

What will you do differently?

Bonus Question: What lessons are you taking with you into 2023?
As you look over your answers what patterns do you see? What insights are coming up for you? Write down the the lessons and let them guide you in the next year.

That’s it. 

Simple questions that have the potential to create really meaningful results.

Tomorrow I’ll share an easy way to focus on who you want to be in 2023.

Feel free to reply and share any insights that came up for you. I read and reply to every email I get from you guys and I deeply value hearing from you.

Happy Holidays and wishing you a very intentional New Year!

With so much love,

Published by allisonburch

Hi there! As a Gottman Certified Educator, I love helping new families navigate the transition to parenthood and supporting them as they create a life they love. I get to live the dream in Austin, Texas with my big-hearted husband and two extroverted boys, where we get to put Gottman's techniques to use daily.

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