Forget New Year’s Resolutions and Conduct a ‘Past Year Review’ Instead (#559) via The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss [Shared]

I may start doing this every month as well as each year. Reflection and review is a great way to figure out your future direction in life and career. – Douglas

Forget New Year’s Resolutions and Conduct a ‘Past Year Review’ Instead (#559) – The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

Forget New Year’s Resolutions and Conduct a ‘Past Year Review’ Instead (#559) via The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss [Shared]

I’m often asked about how I approach New Year’s resolutions. The truth is that I no longer approach them at all, even though I did for decades. Why the change? I have found “past year reviews” (PYR) more informed, valuable, and actionable than half-blindly looking forward with broad resolutions. I did my first PYR after a mentor’s young daughter died of cancer on December 31st, eight years ago, and I’ve done it every year since. Her passing was a somber reminder that our days here are too precious not to fill them with the people and activities that nourish us most. The PYR takes just 30–60 minutes and looks like this:

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