Annual Review Season is here!
How to review 2021 with intention.
Not much writing here this week, because I’m spending my writing energy on my annual review for 2021. I’ll share parts of the review in public soon, but until then, I’d recommend you do an annual review for yourself.
Last year, I wrote about how you might go about that (post in Norwegian), and which questions you can use to guide the process. Some of my favourite reflection questions right now are:
Which of my decisions in 2021 led to the most unexpected outcomes? Where were my predictions most off, in either positive or negative regard? How might I use that information to improve my predictions and decision making processes in the future?
Where was I most wrong? Which false assumption(s) did my wrong decisions or thought processes rest on?
What did I (or should I) change my mind about this year? (And the opposite: what did I strengthen my convictions about this year?)
Which aspects of my life did I over- and underinvest in? How might I find a better balance going forwards?
How far off am I from living my ideal life? Where are the biggest discrepancies? What might I do to minimise them?
Where was I most fragile this year? How can I make myself more robust/antifragile?
When and where did I take smart and stupid risks this year?
What am I most and least proud of having done this year?
What made me overreact the most this year?
What is one word or sentence that best summarizes this year?
I can also recommend you check out Ali Abdaal’s rant about why and how annual reviews are worth doing in the video below. Perhaps I should make a video like this too? 🤔
Beyond being in review mode, I’m still thinking about DeFi quite a bit. I’m very curious to see how my DeFi decisions have played out when I’m back to annual review mode 12 months down the line. Time will tell!
Happy annual review season to you,