What Gets Ritualized Gets Remembered

Each year, I do a completion ritual with my clients.
It’s a ritual I first practiced with my own coach.
She got it from another coach.
Now, I share with my clients,
many of whom are coaches;
many of whom share it with their clients.
Do you see where this is going?
You don’t even have to be in a coaching relationship
to practice it.
(Yes, as noted in a previous post, you can coach yourself!)
It goes loosely likes this:
Make three lists.
On the first, list your
successes, accomplishments, celebrations & joys for the year.
On the second, list your
disappointments, failures, rejections & losses for the year.
On the third, list your discoveries & learnings.
Lessons you would like to take into the new year.
It’s not important to capture everything,
just the things you find most meaningful.
When complete, review lists one and two.
Celebrate. Meditate. Contemplate.
And destroy.
Keep your learnings for the new year.
Congratulate yourself on a year of
good & bad
successes & failures
wins & losses.
You can’t change the past,
but you can start right now to make sure next year’s lists
are exactly what you want them to be.

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