YOUR Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and Future
Does your past and present suggest a change you want in 2017?
Posted Dec 27, 2016
Why is A Christmas Carol a foolproof Holiday favorite? Because we can all relate to seeing the light, redemption for past errors, and the promise of a better tomorrow that can start right now.
But as with all lessons, A Christmas Carol’s too quickly fades from our memories. In an attempt to increase its longevity, here are questions that may help.
Your Christmas Past
Think back to your “Christmas Past.” For each of the following time periods in your life, ask yourself if you have a major regret. If so, write it down.
Your high school years
Your college years or years 18-22 if you didn’t go to college
Your first years after college or years 22 to 30
Your Christmas Present
Think about each of these aspects of your present life. Give each a letter grade on this scale from “A” if you’re happy with it and “F” if you’re unhappy with it.
Your romantic relationship(s)
Your relationship with your children
Your relationship with your parents
Your relationships with your friends
Your spending/saving/investing habits.
Your physical health
Your mental health
Your recreational life
Your charitable efforts, with money or time
The meaning of your life.
Your Christmas Future
Looking at the above, is there one change you’d like to make, perhaps starting even right now, to make your "Christmas Future" better?
Career and personal coach Marty Nemko can be reached at email@example.com. He got a lovely Christmas present--His book, The Best of Marty Nemko was published in its 2nd edition on Christmas Eve.