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Key Questions to Ask Yourself to Start the Year Strong (2020)


How to look back productively in order

to forge ahead successfully



If you’re like us, as the year ends, you like looking back and evaluating how you did. 


But generally, people don’t ask themselves the right questions to make sure that the next year is not a repeat of the previous year. That is why most people feel like they’re reliving the same year over and over again – hoping the coming year will bring something new and exciting.


So, to ensure that 2020 will be a victorious year for you, we give you in this podcast the key questions you need to ask yourself as you look back on 2019 and anticipate 2020.


We want to take this opportunity to wish you a tremendously successful and purpose-filled year in 2020. We wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, as your soul prospers. (3 John 2)


In this episode you will:

Get tremendous insight through key yearly questions in 7 areas of your life

Understand how this year will not be different unless…

Develop a habit of reflecting on every year that ends

Be equipped to grab life by the horns before every New Year


Memorable quotes:


For things to change, YOU have to change. For things to get better, YOU have to get better.” – Jim Rohn


“Many people treat their lives like a lottery ticket, hoping good things will ‘just happen’ to them.”


“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” ~ Psalm 90:12


“If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.” ~ James 4:17


“God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.” ~ Hebrews 6:10


“Don’t settle for good when great is a possibility.”


“Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence and moral excellence with knowledge…”

~ 2 Peter 1:5 (NLT)


“Intentionality is the ABC’s of success.”


“The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.”

~ Proverbs 21:5


“Successful people have the same amount of hours in a day as you do. The only difference is how they use those hours.”


As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”

~ James 2:26


“As Kingdom citizens, we are called to a life of excellence.”


“Preach the Gospel at all times. When necessary, use words.”

– St. Francis of Assisi


“One thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

~ Philippians 3: 14


It is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”

~ Philippians 2:13



Recommended Resources:

Intentional Living by John C. Maxwell

Last Year’s New Year Episode: 70 Resolutions That Stood The Test of Time



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About the author, Sebastien

Sebastien Richard is a certified John Maxwell Team leadership trainer as well as a busy dad, author, podcaster, Bible teacher, and entrepreneur.

He is the founder and Director of Operations of Thriving on Purpose (, a faith-based leadership and personal growth organization that seeks to empower Kingdom believers through faith, leadership, and personal growth. With his wife (Elisabeth), he co-hosts The Thriving on Purpose weekly podcast.

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