We are coming to the close of another year.  As a servant leader, it is important to be intentional about reflecting on the past year and envisioning what you want to accomplish in 2017.

2016 Reflections

When reflecting on the past year, good questions to consider are:

  • 2016 was the year that:
  • I advanced my personal purpose by:
  • Things that I am grateful for in 2016 would include:
  • My major accomplishments would include:
  • My key learning’s and areas for improvement would include:


Once you have taken time to reflect on the last year, and discern what the information tells you, a good next step is to envision the upcoming year. Build a picture one year out of what you want the upcoming “Ideal Year” to look like. I encourage you to use the same questions in relation to the year to come.

Framing Up 2017

High performing servant leaders are always thinking about the future and what they want to create. While envisioning 2017, don’t forget to also address these important elements:

  • Re-focus of your personal purpose
  • Priorities for the upcoming year
  • Basis for the setting of a 2017 goal program
  • A plan to draw people into accountability with you to insure that “Ideal Year”
  • A plan for personal development


In going through these exercises, it will help you to celebrate opportunities and find areas where you can further encourage yourself and others. It will also lead to thankfulness and a greater appreciation for what others have done for you along the way. You will also find personal development opportunities and it will help you to frame up your vision and goals for the new year.


Do have a year-end practice that helps you reflect on the year or prepare for the new one? What are some goals that you’ve set for yourself? Share them with us in the comments below.


But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.  John 16:13