Every year since 2008, I’ve spent time in late December planning my life for the next year. The idea is to create a road map for the year ahead – not a rigid daily schedule, but an overall outline of what matters to me and what I hope to achieve in the next year. It’s pretty similar with the Performance Metrics which we use in the companies, but not that rigid.

Here is what I put into the review every December.

  • Results from last year
    Look at the goals I set last year. Did I achieve the goals or not?
    - What went well this year?
    - What did not go well this year? 
  • Wonderful moments
    There are always a lot of great moments that we want to remember.
  • Plan for next year
    Start looking towards the future, based on goals that are set by category.

    1. Personal life

    2. Career development

    3. Personal development

Note that all the goals should be measurable, otherwise they are just meaningless.