The yearly theme: reflection and vision process…

As promised…

My 3 step process of reflection, closure, and creation this year

(Thanks to my friend Andy Drish from for many contributions here)

  1. Review Each Month of the Current Year
    • Look for the magic moments that stood out
    • Note highs and lows of each month
    • Things you’re grateful for
    • Pains you felt
    • Lessons you learned
    • What is the direction you are going?
    • How does it feel to be here now?
    • What blew away my expectations?
  2. Imagine 12 months from now and answer the questions…
    • What would make this year the best one yet?
    • What do I want to accomplish?
    • Who do I want to become?
    • What do you want to experience
    • How do you want to contribute?
    • How do you want to be?
    • Who do you want to spend time with?
    • What do you want to leave behind?
    • What do you want to grow into?
  3. Looking at it all, what do you want the theme of this year to be?
    • Write it in one clear statement
    • Then boil it down to ONE WORD
    • Write them both at the top of your vision sheet for this year


How about it? Are you going to stand against mediocrity with me this year and live life ALL OUT???

This is not a 5 minute process.

It takes some real time and effort.

So most people won’t do it.

That’s the sad part.


And most people won’t CREATE the amazing life they want!

Because they don’t really even want it bad enough to go through the simple process of reflection and visioning and writing it down.

I think that’s tragic…assuming someone realizes that’s what it takes.


I know you aren’t most people…or you wouldn’t even be listening to me right now!

And you don’t need to use this process exactly…

… but really …

… if you want to live a truly amazing life you need to STAND UP AND MAKE IT HAPPEN with all your energy.


You need to be willing to fight for it.

To fight off the human tendencies for mediocrity.

To blast through the negativity that will bombard you daily.

To REFUSE to accept settling for less than amazing.

Even though you will get knocked down daily and weekly.



And you need to be CRYSTAL CLEAR ON WHAT YOU WANT in order to have the energy to get up and face the challenges that you will face daily.

Clarity Equals Energy


How much is it worth to you?


This is a perfect time of year for closure, reflection, and renewal.


I’m stoked to be on the journey with you…we’re in this together.

I’d LOVE to hear your thoughts on this.

Leave a comment below, or join the discussion over on the Truly Amazing Life Facebook page here.


I respond to comments much faster on the blog and on Facebook.


So whaddaya say? Join me on themeing up our lives for next year?!

It would be cool to hear what you come up with.


Make it an amazing day today!

And start now, a little each day, to CREATE THE LIFE YOU WANT to live this year.


P.s. – seriously, let’s all break out of our shells and start sharing with each other..leave your comments below

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  1. Carley Soraya E Reply

    My Theme for 2014 is Success. 🙂

    • Awesome! I’m curious, how do you define that, or what’s your theme statement?

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