Reflect 2020 and Create 2021

December 7, 2020

Your veterinary team may benefit from an exercise in which they reflect on the past year and create the upcoming year. You are encouraged to share with your team and family.

By reflecting on the last year, you may find it cathartic to actually quantify the accomplishments instead of letting them go without acknowledgment.  It may surprise you to see how much you actually achieved!

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In addition, by looking forward you can become proactive in the choices you make in the coming year.  According to Stephen R. Covey, “proactivity” means more than merely taking initiative. “Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our conditions.”

Rebecca has a folder of previous Reflect/Create worksheets. She marvels at the power of setting intent for the upcoming year and how it all unfolds.


Before we move into the New Year, it is a good idea to reflect on the past year. Answer the questions after recalling the past year’s events and experiences (professionally, personally or both).

In 2020…

What was your biggest triumph?

What was the best advice you gave yourself?

What brought you the most joy?

What was the biggest risk you took?

What was the greatest change you made?

Who was your greatest confidant?

Have you thanked them?

What did you not say to someone that you wish you had?

You still have time to tell that person……

What talent did you develop the most?

What was your favorite book/article you read?

What was the best memory?

Who were you most committed to?

How diligent were you creating fiscal freedom?

In regards to work, what was your greatest accomplishment?

What experience brought you the most personal growth?

What else?


Now looking ahead, create 2021 with full intent of love and self-acceptance. May your year be meaningful, healthy, happy, and prosperous!

May you be the change you wish to see in the world!

In 2021…

What would you like to be your biggest triumph?

What advice would you like to give yourself?

What is the major effort you plan to improve upon regarding your financial results?

What major indulgence are you willing to experience?

What would you most like to change about yourself?

What do you think will be your biggest risk?

What spiritual commitment are you willing to make for yourself?

What about your work, what are you most committed to changing and improving?

What is one, yet undeveloped talent you are willing to explore?

What brings you most joy and how are you going to do or have more of that?

Who or what, other than yourself, are you most committed to loving and serving?

What one word would you like to have as your theme?

What else?


May you find your 2021 achievements worthy and rewarding. May your intent for next year be motivating and bring you much happiness and success along the journey.

Here’s to an inspirational year!

Live, Love, Laugh, often!


Rebecca, Jamie, Tiana & Tori


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Reference: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Stephen R. Covey. Habit 1: Be Proactive.