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18 year-end reflection questions for purpose-driven entrepreneurs
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Posted by: Sarah Cain - BeneForza

December 19, 2022

“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.”

Margaret J. Wheatley

I find the last couple of weeks in the year are a great time to slow down and reflect on the last twelve months — what went well, what I’m grateful for, and what I’ve learned. 

As the quote above indicates, if we keep moving forward without taking a pause for reflection, we’ll miss out on great opportunities to grow as people, community leaders, and business owners.  If you’re like me and like to spend time reflecting at the end of the year but could use help with some thought-starters, here’s 18 reflection questions I find to be meaningful for purpose-driven entrepreneurs and leaders:

  1. What went really well this year?
  2. What accomplishments are you most proud of this year?
  3. What did you learn about yourself and your business this year?
  4. Who are the five people you are most grateful for this year?
  5. Who are the five people who had the biggest impact on your business this year?
  6. What new relationships did you form this year that will help you and your business next year?
  7. What commitments (or goals) were you unable to keep this year, and what got in the way?
  8. What positive impact did you make on the world this year?
  9. What brought you joy this year?
  10. If you could go back and give yourself advice at the beginning of the year, what would it be?
  11. How did your business perform on the quadruple bottom line (people, planet, purpose, profit) this year?
  12. How did you show up as a leader this year?
  13. What experience are you most grateful for having this year?
  14. Where did you spend time this year on things that were not the highest and best use of your time?
  15. What experience taught you the most this year?
  16. What themes did you notice in your life and business this year?
  17. What “unfinished business” from the year has you most excited for the coming year?
  18. What would make you love your business even more in the coming year?

I hope this list is helpful for you, and I wish you a wonderful, relaxing, and peaceful end to the year.

Photo by Patrick T’Kindt on Unsplash

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