Questions to Ask Myself

As the end of the year draws to a close, I start thinking about what I’ve learned during the past 12 months. “It would be a poor result of all our anguish and our wrestling if we won nothing but our old selves at the end of [the past year]” (George Eliot). Each year I write a few pages of “Reflections” answering these questions:

  1. What are a few highlights to remember during the last 12 months?
  2. Describe an important truth I’ve learned.
  3. What are some ways I’ve progressed this year?
  4. What have I learned from someone’s example?
  5. Describe a trial and what I learned from it.
  6. Describe a book, poem, song, or scripture that affected me in a deep and personal way?
  7. Describe a happy moment this year.
  8. What were some tender mercies or miracles from the Lord?
  9. List some things I’ve accomplished this year.
  10. What are some things I will work to improve this next year?

Collecting these yearly evaluations into a binder makes them accessible to review and measure progress. If this list sounds daunting, try answering just one. I think you’ll find, as I have, that it’s worth the effort.

2 thoughts on “Questions to Ask Myself

  1. Luana Rogers

    This is a great list, Lois. This has more depth than just listing your goals which I don’t see working. Thanks for the suggestion.


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