Learn through a year-in-review.

This after-action review asks specific questions to gain wisdom and to prepare for the next year. This should produce an artifact that discusses any plans, dreams, or concrete goals at play; 2-3 themes that reoccurred through the year; successes and failures; the opportunities implied by regrets; and things to be grateful for. The positive focus here sets one up to think more generously about one’s potential, leading to more useful goals.rM2

  1. Brett & Kate McKay, “Podcast #762: Prepare Now to Have Your Best Year Ever,” The Art of Manliness (blog), December 8, 2021, https://www.artofmanliness.com/character/advice/your-best-year-ever/. (See notes.)