Next Stop, Annual Review
This week I’m heading off-the-grid for the 2022 Annual Review trip.
It’s a tradition I’ve held mostly without fail every year since 2006. The limited failures include a) 2020 (you know what happened then) and b) the year I was too depressed to look forward. Otherwise, though, it’s been one of the few things that are consistently present in my life.
So! Here’s how it works.
You can do more than you think—but if you’re like most people, you also tend to over-plan your days. By working on a longer time-frame (12 months), you’ll be able to accomplish a series of big goals while also being true to your values.
In short: to live better, live more intentionally.
More than anything else, this practice has helped me become who I am now, as well as make progress on projects that are important to me. (Therefore, I offer it to you as well! One of my favorite things over the years has been hearing from many readers who’ve adopted a version of this practice for themselves.)
If you’re new, you might want to check out these posts:
- How to Conduct Your Own Annual Review (original post from 2008)
- Return of the Annual Review
- Annual Review 2021
- What Is Your Personal Moonshot?
- Decide Now How You’ll Evaluate Yourself Next Year
Those are just a few highlights; there are something like three or four dozen additional Annual Review posts sprinkled through the AONC archives.
I’m always happy to share the outcome of my Review, or at least a version of it, with readers. I hope that this process is helpful to you in your own planning.
Therefore: onwards! I’ll say more next week about how it went.
Are you doing an Annual Review this year?