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You Won’t Be Set Up For The New Year Until You Have Answered These 41 Questions

No doubt you are done with overeating, excessive drinking, Christmas films, relatives you see once in a blue moon and might have even already sorted your plans for New Year’s Eve.

You may well have even identified some of your goals that you wish to achieve in 2018.

However, to really ensure that next year is your best yet you must do a personal review before it even gets underway.

For many years now I have completed an Annual Self-Assessment. It has become one of my favourite days of the year because it is a completely selfish day that enables me to reflect on the good, the bad and the indifferent to ensure I am a better version of myself in up and coming year.

The full annual self-assessment consists of two parts.

The first 28 questions that I have taken from Napoleon Hill, the author of Think and Grow Rich.

It is by far the most comprehensive I have come across to-date in just 28 questions.

The second are 13 questions I have put together to ensure you have an overall reflection of the previous year as well as set yourself up to achieve the future you desire.

Part 1

  1. Have I attained the goal which I established as my objective for this year? (You should work with a definite yearly objective to be attained as a part of your major life objective ‘ultimate goals’).
  2. Have I delivered service of the best possible QUALITY of which I was capable, or could I have improved any part of this service?
  3. Have I delivered service in the greatest possible QUANTITY of which I was capable?
  4. Has the spirit of my conduct been harmonious and cooperative at all times?
  5. Have I permitted the habit of PROCRASTINATION to decrease my efficiency, and if so, to what extent?
  6. Have I improved my PERSONALITY, and if so, in what ways?
  7. Have I been PERSISTENT in following my plans through to completion?
  8. Have I reached DECISIONS PROMPTLY AND DEFINITELY on all occasions?
  9. Have I permitted any one or more of the six basic fears to decrease my efficiency?
  10. Have I been either “over-cautious,” or “under-cautious?”
  11. Has my relationship with my associates in work been pleasant, or unpleasant? If it has been unpleasant, has the fault been partly, or wholly mine?
  12. Have I dissipated any of my energy through lack of CONCENTRATION of effort?
  13. Have I been open-minded and tolerant in connection with all subjects?
  14. In what way have I improved my ability to render service?
  15. Have I been intemperate in any of my habits?
  16. Have I expressed, either openly or secretly, any form of EGOTISM?
  17. Has my conduct toward my associates been such that it has induced them to RESPECT me?
  18. Have my opinions and DECISIONS been based upon guesswork, or accuracy of analysis and THOUGHT?
  19. Have I followed the habit of budgeting my time, my expenses, and my income, and have I been conservative in these budgets?
  20. How much time have I devoted to UNPROFITABLE effort which I might have used to better advantage?
  21. How may I RE-BUDGET my time, and change my habits so I will be more efficient during the coming year?
  22. Have I been guilty of any conduct which was not approved by my conscience?
  23. In what ways have I rendered MORE SERVICE AND BETTER SERVICE than I was paid to render?
  24. Have I been unfair to anyone, and if so, in what way?
  25. If I had been the purchaser of my own services for the year, would I be satisfied with my purchase?
  26. Am I in the right vocation, and if not, why not?
  27. Has the purchaser of my services been satisfied with the service I have rendered, and if not, why not?
  28. What is my present rating on the fundamental principles of success? (Make this rating fairly, and frankly, and have it checked by someone who is courageous enough to do it accurately).

Part 2

For each of the below, I recommend you have a separate page for each. Spend a minimum of 15 minutes on each question. If you need to go back through old photos, social media etc to assist you in getting a detailed review then I suggest you do so.

  1. What did I accomplish?
  2. What were my disappointments?
  3. What did I learn?
  4. How did I/ do I limit myself?
  5. What are my personal core values?
  6. What are my ultimate goals?
  7. What are my 10 year goals?
  8. What are my 5 year goals?
  9. What are my 3 year goals?
  10. What are my 2018 goals?
  11. What are my 90 day goals?
  12. What are my January goals?
  13. What do I need to do to ensure these goals are hit?


Now you know the questions get them answered.

You can download them all by clicking here and then write all your answers directly onto the workbook!

Hope you have a great end to the year.

Until next time…. make it happen.


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