Review Your Decade With these Prompts by Shreya Badonia

We’re almost a week away from a New Decade.


I think I was probably thinking about what stream to select and which tuition to join to score a decent score in 10th grade. In retrospect, those were the only things I was concerned about, had no idea about life after that. As I speak ahead in this post, the concept of decade review as totally alien to me.

Now when I look at myself today, I see myself struggle between work, keeping healthy relationships with family and friends, hustling for my dreams and fighting my own mental demons. Life has taken a 360-degree turn. The past decade has been a turmoil but the returns worth more than diamonds, not kidding. The person I am today is because I have experienced those days which have revolutionized my life for good!

I am pumped to help you look into the bigger picture. Trust me, you’re going to be a different person by end of this Decade Review Email Series

Let’s see how we can review the last decade 2011-2020 (still got a week to make a difference)

This exercise requires a pen and paper. You can use your phone if you’re too lazy.


1. What are the 3 Worst obstacles that happened to you in the past decade?

2. How did you get out of it?

3. Were you a different person after that? 

4. What’s your best memory from 2011-7 Dec 19?

5. Aren’t you grateful for that?

6. Why do you keep reminding yourself of Q1 and not count your blessing?

7. What one major difference you see in yourself from 2011 to this year?

8. Over the past 10 years, what have you done that you’re proud of?


I hope you’ve done the exercises given in the first part of this series. Before we start celebrating the new year, let us get closure from this past decade 😉

In this blog post, we’ll try to reflect upon our learnings and growth over the decade.

Some of you must be wondering about why we need to think about what’s gone? Right?

10 years is a BIG chunk of our lives! We never know how long we’re going to live, but we need to make sure that take full advantage of the time that we have in our hand. Life is about becoming a better version of yourself and growing every day. if you haven’t learned too much, improved yourself in the past 10 years, then what’s the guaranty that you’ll do it in the next 10?

Don’t overthink now, answer these prompts to know where you stand.

You’re advised to pick a pen and paper for this exercise to do its job.

1. What are the 5 things I have learned about myself in the last 10 years?

2. Have I found that one thing that I wanna do for the rest of my life?

3. Have I found the right course or the right job that takes me closer to my dream career?

4. What are the three skills that I have learned in the past decade and how have they bring value into my life?

5. When was the last time I tried something out of my comfort zone?

6. Do I listen to my friends more or I invest my time in reading and learning from the people who are pioneers in their industry?

7. Am I becoming a leader or am I just following the crowd?

8. If I keep going at this speed, how much time will it take me to reach my goal, if I have any?

9. Do I have a real goal? 

10. Am I in control of my life or I am being controlled?


See in life, there will be many opportunities laying in front of you, and your future depends on which one you choose and how dedicatedly you take action. If you have done the last two reviews properly, you’d have seen the pattern you’re following. (In case you missed the first two Decade Review emails, find them here.)

In this last email of the series, we’ll talk about personal growth.

“Personal development is a major time-saver. The better you become, the less time it takes you to achieve your goals.” 
-Brian Tracy


Let’s see how much work you’ve done on yourself this decade.

1. When was the last time I took a risk?

2. Who’s guiding me and directing me to my dream life?

3. Do I chicken out when I am asked to spend on my personal growth when I have the money to buy luxury goods, travel, and spend hours on Netflix?

4. How far am I from where I want to be?

5. Am I taking any action every day to get to that point?

6. What if I die tomorrow, will I die a happy man/woman?

7. What legacy do I want to leave?

8. Have I taken this Decade Review seriously when I know it can change my life?

If your answer, for the 8th prompt, is yes, I wanna congratulate you for successfully completing this review with me 🙂

If not, then I hope you find that drive and intent to live life to the fullest and not just survive.

I hope this decade review blogpost was as eye-opening for you as it was for me.

Before you get you into that self-blaming cycle, I want to tell you that you being here is a sign that you want to improve and grow. Once you find that tiny sampling of growth and instinct to improve- the way appears. Trust me it does. All you got to do is take action and live a life that you’re proud of.

I hope you don’t wake up one day when you’re 60 and realize that you’ve wasted yet another decade of your life!

Looking for a journal to help you do this exercise, check out my 2020 journals and planner here.

2020 Planner - Shreya Badonia

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