Reflecting – Back, Forward, and Upward!
by Danika Deva, NACWE Education Coordinator
Now that all the presents have been unwrapped, Christmas has been packed up (at least for most of us :), and the New Year’s celebrations are over, we naturally start to reflect on relationships, our businesses, things we wanted to do and didn’t, etc. #reflecting
Let’s take a few minutes and reflect a bit: Back, Forward and UP!
Reflecting – Back
As you reflect on the year, ask yourself a few questions.
- What did you do well within your business?
- Whose lives did you touch, bless, or encourage?
- What is one major task that YOU completed that you want to celebrate? (We are going to keep celebrating our successes all year in NACWE, after all.)
- What is one thing you are going to move over (with no self judgement) to 2020 to complete?
Reflecting – Forward
Now let’s reflect forward using “The 5 W’s.”
WHO – Who do you want to reach this year? Who is your business/company for? Yourself, your family, your employees, God? All the above?
WHAT – What is your ultimate goal?
WHY – What is your why? Not what do you do, but “why” you do what you do?
WHERE -Where do you want to go in your entrepreneurship in the new year?
WHEN – When are you going to perform and complete your tasks? (Think Karen’s “Purposeful Planning Workbook”)!
And How (because it has a “W” in it!) – How are you going to do what you need to do?
Reflecting – Upward
And one final reflection; the most important actually. Reflection Upward!
How can you “reflect” your Lord in this next year?
“ So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 (NLT)
Lord, let us reflect Your glorious image all over the place in the coming year. Let us shine so brightly and boldly in our relationships and our businesses that YOU are known and known well! In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
NACWE Education Coordinator