Reflections for the New Year

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My friend Renee sent me a list of questions, designed to help me reflect on the past year, and set some clear goals for the coming one. I’m including the questions, so that all of you can answer them for yourselves, as well. Unfortunately, I cannot answer all of these on a video, or it would be a few hours long. But these really made me think, and I’m very glad Renee sent them. I’m definitely interested in hearing your answers, as well.
Completing 2007:

  • What was your biggest triumph in 2007?
  • What was the smartest decision you made in 2007?
  • What one word best sums up and describes your 2007 experience?
  • What was the greatest lesson you learned in 2007?
  • What was the most loving service you performed in 2007?
  • What is your biggest piece of unfinished business in 2007?
  • What are you most happy about completing in 2007?
  • Who were the three people that had the greatest impact on your life in 2007?
  • What was the biggest risk you took in 2007?
  • What was the biggest surprise in 2007?
  • What important relationship improved the most in 2007?
  • What compliment would you liked to have received in 2007?
  • What compliment would you liked to have given in 2007?
  • What else do you need to do or say to be complete with 2007?

Creating 2008:

  • What would you like to be your biggest triumph in 2008?
  • What advice would you like to give yourself in 2008?
  • What is the major effort you are planning to improve your financial results in 2008?
  • What would you be most happy about completing in 2008?
  • What major indulgence are you willing to experience in 2008?
  • What would you most like to change about yourself in 2008?
  • What are you looking forward to learning in 2008?
  • What do you think your biggest risk will be in 2008?
  • What about your work are you most committed to changing and improving in 2008?
  • What is one as yet undeveloped talent you are willing to explore in 2008?
  • What brings you the most joy and how are you going to do or have more of that in 2008?
  • Who or what, other than yourself, are you most committed to loving and serving in 2008?
  • What one word would you like to have as your theme in 2008?

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31 thoughts on “Reflections for the New Year”

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  2. Very nice video.

    I would love to answer those questions, but they would take me forever to answer. I might make a video response one of these days. 😀

  3. Chris it’s only the change of a digit, from two thousand and seven to two thousand and eight. We don’t spend january 4th reviewing what we did on january 3rd. Enjoy today.

  4. Completing 2007:

    * What was your biggest triumph in 2007?
    -I know this is kind of stupid but my biggest triumph was graduating middle school which wasn’t really a struggle but it was the biggest thing that happened to me in 2007.
    * What was the smartest decision you made in 2007?
    -Probably transferring out of a different high school since I really wasn’t enjoying the prep school I had chosen and now I enjoy school a lot better in a school that’s much closer to my home.
    * What one word best sums up and describes your 2007 experience?
    -It was probably my most enjoyable year I have endured, I got my first summer job, my first relationship (lasted a week, but still my first) and entered the high school world.
    * What was the greatest lesson you learned in 2007?
    -Probably learning that everything can really change with just your own thoughts. Such as at my job you could fix anything as long as you put your mind to it and did it fast.
    * What was the most loving service you performed in 2007?
    -Probably buying 50 dollars worth of chocolate for my gf for valentines day and all coming down bad when she broke up with me on the 12th of feb.
    * What is your biggest piece of unfinished business in 2007?
    -I don’t really feel like i had a big piece of unfinished business in 2007 I just really want to do better in my bio course which I’m kind of struggling in it but I’m sure I’ll get through it.
    * What are you most happy about completing in 2007?
    -I am happy I completed a history term paper in a night and got an A on it.
    * Who were the three people that had the greatest impact on your life in 2007?
    -Probably Petter B, Anthony C, and Lori M, they had the biggest experience on my life because the first two are my closest friends and the last one taught me mistakes I should never do,
    * What was the biggest risk you took in 2007?
    -Probably sneaking out til around 2 at my shore house. Kind of scared when I came back.
    * What was the biggest surprise in 2007?
    -I can’t really think of any real big surprises. Though I wish I could think of one.
    * What important relationship improved the most in 2007?
    -The relationship probably between me and my friends most of my closest friends i met this year.
    * What compliment would you liked to have received in 2007?
    -None really I’m not a person who need satisfaction in myself.
    * What compliment would you liked to have given in 2007?
    -You have a fantastic .
    * What else do you need to do or say to be complete with 2007?
    -I’m really content and don’t have anything to say.

    Creating 2008:

    * What would you like to be your biggest triumph in 2008?
    – sorry but you know what i mean.
    * What advice would you like to give yourself in 2008?
    -Just believe in yourself and stop being afraid of your father. Haha.
    * What is the major effort you are planning to improve your financial results in 2008?
    -Umm since I’m 14 not much I would have to say.
    * What would you be most happy about completing in 2008?
    -First answer of 2008.
    * What major indulgence are you willing to experience in 2008?
    -Probably staying up 3 days straight.
    * What would you most like to change about yourself in 2008?
    -Probably just gonna stay the same.
    * What are you looking forward to learning in 2008?
    -First Answer.
    * What do you think your biggest risk will be in 2008?
    -First Answer
    * What about your work are you most committed to changing and improving in 2008?
    -Just improve since it will be my second year at my job and it’ll be easier to do since I’ll have some type of experience.
    * What is one as yet undeveloped talent you are willing to explore in 2008?
    * What brings you the most joy and how are you going to do or have more of that in 2008?
    -First answer.
    * Who or what, other than yourself, are you most committed to loving and serving in 2008?
    -My future girlfriend (whoever she is)
    * What one word would you like to have as your theme in 2008?
    -Party!

  5. These are good questions, but in my opinion, they seem like questions that you shouldn’t dwell over and think of an answer. I know it is good to have some kind of good new years resolution, but to me you should just live your life to its fullest without much worry. (Don’t we all want that kind of life? 😉

  6. Chris. Wow you have done an amazing job since the beginning of 2007. I have watched your videos/livestream since the beginning of June. At first i found you entertaining(I’m Breaking up With Windows Vista). Then as the year wen’t on i found a more sirious side of you.

    Since you have done the 1-888-Pirillo calls till new years eve. I think that you have had a very successfull year. It was pretty cool as you started the live stream, to making a chat, to getting youtube subscribers.

    I think that your live stream has been very successfull, and i wish you luck for the rest of 2008, and longer.

    brad

  7. I do agree with you, and I actually am just a kid, merely 18 years of age. Judging by how you referred to “us” as “kids” I assume that you are older than myself. Maybe people of your age and generation could learn how to spell? There is no such word as inmature. Just stating. LOL

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