As we are getting closer to the end of the year, it is time to press the PAUSE button, sit back, take a deep breath, relax and start reflecting on your 2018 experience. Let’s get you ready for 2019, let’s exploit your learning and deepen your self-awareness.

Are you ready?


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Revisit your plan and look at how you did against the goals you set. Ask yourself

Have I achieved my goals?
Were my goals realistic?
What held me back from achieving my goals?
Was my plan flexible enough to adapt to market changes or life circumstances?
How focused was I on my goals?
Did I drift from my initial plan?
What could I have done differently?




Reflect on your relationships, how well did you maintain or form new relationships

How engaged was I with colleagues, friends and family members?
How did I show up?
Did I actively listen? Did I listen to understand or I listened to answer?
Was I fully present when I was in their presence?
What got in my way of being authentically engaged?
Have I formed new relationships?
How effectively did I do that?




Reflect on your 2018, how happy, meaningful and fulfilling was your year

How meaningful was your year?
How vibrant were you through 2018?
Were you connected with yourself?
Did you authentically show up through the year?
What held you back from having a fulfilling year?
What inspired you the most through 2018?



Let go:

Let go of habits, behaviours and patterns of thoughts that don’t serve you anymore. Reflect on the way you conducted yourself and ask

How did it bring me closer to my goals?
What do I need to let go off; what things held me back from maximizing my performance, from exploiting my full potential?
What do I need to learn or adopt, a new way of doing or thinking?
What do I need to keep doing?




Embrace your 2018 experience, reflect on your learning curve

What did I learn through this year?
Did I stay in my comfort zone or had the courage to stretch out of it?
Did I resist or embrace changing circumstances?
What held me back from embracing changing circumstances?
How did it benefit me?
What was the most important thing I learnt this year that would help me in 2019?




Cultivate your inner champion and your positive emotions. Ask yourself

Which voice did I listen to more often, was it my inner champion or my inner critique?
How did that help me this year?
Did it allow me to move forward towards my goals? or did it hold me back from achieving my goals?
What energized me in 2018?
What made my heart sing in 2018?
What would I like to do more of in 2019?




Look back at your 2018 and reflect on what do you value the most

What do you appreciate the most about your year?
List top 3 - 5 things that you are most thankful for.
List the top 3 - 5 people in your life that you are grateful for having.



As you embark on setting your goals and intentions for 2019, connect first with who you are at your core, remember what matters the most to you, think of what energizes you, what inspires you and what keeps you going forward in life. Align your 2019 goals, priorities, choices and actions with what really adds meanings to your life!

About the Author

As Executive Director of Resilience & Co FZE, Nada El Marji is responsible for setting the company’s overall strategic directions, including planning and defining the strategy, development, and evolution of R&CO’s portfolio of services and programs.

She has more than 20 years of global experience in various industries and technologies.

Given her life and professional experience, she’s particularly passionate about building the resilience of individuals, organizations and communities, enabling them to thrive and not just to survive during VUCA times.

Ms El Marji holds an MBA degree from Leicester University in the UK, she's also a Certified Leadership Coach, Certified Systemic Team Coach and Associate Certified Coach (ACC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

 Executive Director of Resilience & Co - Nada El Marji


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