Year in Review: Reflection & Goal Setting for Patient Leaders
The countdown to 2022 is on, but before we head into the new year, let’s pause to reflect on our advocacy this past year. After all, the only way to improve is to take all your victories and battles as valuable learning lessons.
In this patient leader workshop, we’ll hear from top patient leaders and WEGO Health Awards winners about the importance of goal setting, celebrating victories, and honoring your needs as we head into another year of patient advocacy.
Be honest and be real: The last two years have been anything but easy, be compassionate with yourself as you reflect back on the year and look ahead to 2022. If your advocacy has taken a back seat as you navigate these world challenges, know you aren’t alone. Many patient leaders have made the decision to fill their own cup, and focus on their needs this year – and that’s 100% okay.
Set yourself up for success: The biggest rookie mistake is committing to too many goals for your advocacy. With so much going on in the world, it’s more important than ever to simplify your goals – there is a fine line between growth and making goals attainable. Narrowing your goals can help hone in on your focus, and prevent you from feeling overwhelmed, and stressed over where to start.
Reflect & look ahead: It’s always important to reflect on the previous year before looking ahead to the upcoming year. Reflection helps us identify what energizes us, and what drains energy from us. This information can be very telling when strategizing and outlining key achievements or milestones.
Stay inspired: Connecting with other patient leaders is one of the best ways to stay energized and inspired! There is so much to gain by networking with patient leaders across all health communities. Following today’s panelists is the perfect way to get started! Take a moment to connect with Trishna, Damian, Elle, Cathy, Daniel, Jenn, Marissa & Dr. Christi.
Need some guidance for reflection & goal setting? Download our free 2022 Patient Leader Planning resource to get yourself ready for next year.
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