As the year 2013 draws to a close (we’re less than a month away from the new year), make sure to carve out some time in your busy holiday schedule to reflect on the year that has past and prepare for the coming year.
To reflect means to “turn one’s thoughts back”. Regularly reflecting is a great practice to adopt because it helps us appreciate past events better and internalize the lessons learned. It’s also a good time to look back at highlights and be grateful for the diverse experiences of the year. Reflecting helps us fix our perspective on what truly matters.
“If you fail to plan. You plan to fail.” is an old saying yet incredibly important to remember.
Too many times, we go through life without purpose. This leads to aimless living. To be aimless means to live a life without a target, a goal, or a reason. It’s important that through reflection, we remind ourselves of what we truly value in life, and through preparation, envision and layout the steps needed to pursue these values.
As you journey with the 2014 Giving Journal, pause for a bit to reflect and prepare. We’re excited for your amazing year that’s coming, now go dream up a way to be amazing for someone else.