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Journaling for the New Year

Exploring Your Past, Present, and Future Self

As the year whispers its goodbyes, let's journey inward with a New Year's ritual for the soul. This journaling series from Reboot invites you to explore the kaleidoscope of your past, present, and future selves. As you delve into each step, listen to the whispers within. Let the answers guide you toward a future filled with purpose, connection, and authentic growth.

Past Self - Pop back into the person you were at the beginning of this year:

  • What are you noticing about this version of you?
  • What are you most focused on? What pulls your attention the most?
  • What are your challenges and frustrations with work?
  • What are your thoughts and feelings about your life, company, team, and the work ahead of you?

Present Self - Now come back to the present:

  • How are you different now compared to the beginning of this year?
  • What has shifted for you (or not)?
  • What possibilities and/or challenges are you aware of now that you weren’t then?
  • Who has been an important part of your life/work this year? What would you like them to know?
  • What would you like to bring forward with you?
  • What would you like the future of the company, the team, and your work together to be?

Future Self - Now step into a future version of yourself — after this next year is complete.

  • How are you different now compared to the Present state version of yourself?
  • How are your choices about work, personal life, etc., different now?
  • What are you noticing about yourself that you may not have seen before?
  • What advice is most important to share with the Present State version of you?

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Jerry Colonna

Author of Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up
Jerry is a coach, writer, and speaker who focuses on leadership, business, and the practice of radical self-inquiry. He is the Co-founder and CEO of Reboot.io, a company born from the rallying cry that work does not have to destroy us. Work can be the way in which we achieve our fullest self.

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