New Year’s tends to be a time of looking forward. Yet, in our effort to set goals for the future, it’s meaningful to reflect on the past year and make sense of what our experiences have meant to us. What can they teach us? How can the lessons of 2012 help us to achieve a more fulfilling 2013? The following are five essential questions that I have found can be of immeasurable value when setting forth on a new and better year.