Forbes | The Personal Balanced Scorecard: A Tool For Your Own End-Of-Year Review

In December many people turn toward self-reflection: reviewing and evaluating their lives, their jobs, and their happiness as the year winds down and considering what changes (if any) they'd like to make in the new year. Some write down a handful of resolutions for the new year in January and refer back to see if they achieved all (or any) of them. Others may consult their calendar or bank statements to review the year's progress. And a third group may just use the gut-check method: how do I feel about the year that has passed?

But none of those methods ever felt like they really allowed me to both quantitatively and qualitatively reflect on the entire year in a way that informed my priorities and goals for the year ahead. So I decided to create a tool for myself.