Review your 2013 & Preview your 2014


In my role as a coach over at Mind The Gap, we’ve been working on putting together an exercise to encourage those in their 20s and 30s to review what 2013 meant to them, whilst also getting them to think about what they want out of 2014. The questions are great so I thought I’d share them with you.

Grab a pen and write down your responses. I’ve done the same and realised how much I’ve achieved this year that I hadn’t really taken note of, which was a great feeling. It also got me thinking about what to focus my energy on next year.

So, here are the questions:

Reviewing your 2013

  1. List all the breakthroughs, accomplishments, milestones, and other great stuff that happened this year.
  2. List all the frustrations, missed opportunities and other crappy stuff that happened this year.
  3. What are the lessons you have learnt this year, which you want to take forward into next year?
  4. What do you need to let go of/forgive yourself for that’s holding you back from this year?
  5. If this year was a chapter in the book of your life, what would it be called?

Previewing your 2014

  1. Imagine it’s the end of next year and it’s been a brilliant one; a year you can’t quite believe was even possible. You are reflecting on all the breakthroughs, accomplishments, successes, and the way in which relationships in your life have become more fun, inspiring and meaningful. What's on the list of things that happened in 2014?
  2. What is something you would do in 2014 if you didn’t give a damn what other people thought of you?
  3. If you could do only one BIG project in 2014, what would it be?
  4. What are you tolerating at the moment that you would like to change or remove from your daily routine in 2014?
  5. What fun things will you add to your weekly calendar, starting from January?
  6. What financial goals do you have for 2014 to support your life vision?
  7. If 2014 was a chapter in the book of your life, what would it be called?

So, how’s that looking? Hope it felt good working through those questions. If you’d like any help or support with what you’ve listed for 2014 feel free to contact me to arrange a free introductory session to kick start your 2014.

Merry Christmas in the meantime and have an amazing New Year. Thoroughly deserved I’m sure!


Alice Stapleton

About Alice

Alice coaches those who want to change career but don’t know what they want to do instead. She offers Career Coaching designed to help graduates, early to mid-level career-changers, and parents returning to work gain a clear vision of what career is right for them, and how to achieve it. She is also an accredited Coach Supervisor, and host of The Career Change Diaries podcast.