10 Questions to Debrief the Year

Rainbow colored post-it notes forming a question markWhat are questions that are helpful to you when concluding your goals, events and projects? Do you ever find yourself asking the same questions in the reflective process that eventually become a mainstay of your own personal debriefs? Or, perhaps you’re new to the self-reflective process and not sure where to start, what do you wonder most about when you are wrapping up a project?

As 2015 wraps up, I’m sharing 10 questions I’ve applied to reflect upon the year. Call it a debrief if you will. These questions can be adapted. It comes in handy in concluding events and in setting the following year’s goals, for example thinking about what to do differently. Here are questions I’m posing to myself to debrief 2015.

  1. What are you grateful for?
  2. What’s one memorable thing that you did to make a difference this year? Can you repeat the same thing to make a difference next year, or would you do it differently?
  3. Are there other things you did to make a difference this year, what are they?
  4. Did you live to your potential this year? What can you do to ensure you’re living to it next year?
  5. What were the top five life lessons you learned?
  6. What was the most important goal to you at the beginning of 2015, does it still hold true now? Will it hold true in 2016?
  7. What was the most courageous act you undertook this year? Why was it courageous?
  8. Did you find purpose and/or meaning to your year, how so?
  9. What brought you the most joy this year? Why?
  10. What would you do differently moving forward, knowing what you know from what happened in 2015?

One Comment

  1. May Chan wrote:

    This is very good and very useful. I am going to share it with my daughter, Janice.

    Great job!

    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

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