forecast: twenty sixteen

year in review 2015

It's here: the last two weeks of the year. Your everyday routine is suspended, and time stands still for just a little while. The time of year for nostalgia...pause for a few moments and reflect on all you have encountered, created and completed during the last 12 months, and plan for the next 12. My post on nostalgia is here.


  1. What can you do to make your world better?
  2. Are there any skills you'd like to strengthen or learn?
  3. Storytime: you win the lottery today.  What you do you do tomorrow? Next year?
  4. What is your superpower? What superpower would you like to have?
  5. What do you want to be doing in 10 years? 3 years? 1 year?
  6. What are your long term goals? Do you spend time thinking of them?
  7. Are you making progress toward your goals? Why or why not?
  8. What’s one thing you could do right this second to help you with your long-term goals?
  9. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  10. Whom do you truly admire? Why?
  11. How would your best friend describe you?
  12. What are your favorite things about your life?
  13. What values do you admire the most? Why?
  14. Do you feel like you’re on the same page with your friends or family?
  15. How many hours a day do you feel you’re productive?
  16. How could you be more creative?
  17. Do you feel challenged at work? Are you learning new things?
  18. Who would you like to learn from? What do you want to learn from them?
  19. How do you prefer to receive feedback (negative or positive)?
  20. What’s a recent situation you wish you handled differently? What would you change?
  21. What could you do to enjoy your work more?
  22. How can your friends or family better support you?
  23. What would you like to know about your friends? What would you like them to know about you?
  24. What is something you could do better? Something for which you know you haven't been 100% present?
  25. What worries you?
  26. What makes you angry?
  27. What’s your idea of fun? 
  28. What have you accomplished this year?
  29. What is your strength? Do others recognize it?
  30. Is there a part of your job you wish you didn’t have to do?
  31. How do you feel your work/life balance is right now?
  32. What’s one thing you could change about the way you work that could drastically improve your personal life?
  33. What do you do in your free time?
  34. What did you do for fun in the past that you haven’t had as much time for lately?
  35. What is your passion? What motivates you to come to wake up every morning?
  36. What time of the day do you have the most energy and focus? What time do you have the least? What adjustments can you make to your calendar to take advantage of this?
  37. What are five things would you buy to improve your productivity if money was not an issue?
  38. What is an ideal, productive day at work for you? Imagine the day in detail, from beginning to end.
  39. What can you do to improve your home or office environment?
  40. What are the biggest time wasters for you every day?
  41. What makes you excited and motivated at work?
  42. When you get stuck on a project, what is your technique for getting unstuck?
  43. What part of your routine is working best? What part do you want to improve?
  44. What do you do when you feel sad or unambitious?