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Questions that I ask myself at the end of each year and each decade.
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Why this repo exists

  • I published a list of questions that I ask myself at the end of each year in October 2016 at
  • This repo maintains revisions to the list of questions

40 questions to ask yourself each year

One of my rituals at the end the year is asking myself these forty questions. This list is modified from a set of questions posted by coppermoss on Metafilter.

It usually takes me about a week to work my way through all of them. I find it to be one of the most valuable exercises to reflect on what happened, good and bad, and how I hope the year ahead will shape up.

What is more interesting than each individual answer are the trends that emerge after years of answering the same questions. I’ve shared this list with my family and closest friends, and always enjoy discussing answers as we reflect on the year.

Feel free to add or remove questions, and share your edits with me. This is first and foremost a personal exercise, so make it a tradition you can enjoy for years to come.

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