When I think about all that happened in 2020, I like so many others cannot wait for this year to be over with three more days to go. This has been a year to remember without getting into the trenches of naming everything that has gotten on my last nerves...I will just have to rely on you to think about what has been the greatest concerns and impacts for you? For me, we have seen a nation divided and politics has been at the center of 2020, and a pandemic that has been raging out of control. So many people have lost loved ones, jobs, and businesses have been forced to close and places of worship continue to cut services. The world has changed significantly, and things will never be the same. As I think of the New Year that is just around the corner, I welcome it with open arms as a symbol of hope and a better tomorrow.
Sometimes all we have is hope which is the good thing in the future that we are desiring. It is not a wish but strong belief things will be better. That is why it is so important to break free from 2020 with a new start into 2021. And that is what I am looking forward to. I hear this from so many people who share these same feelings. Even though a new year is starting, some of 2020 will roll right into 2021. This is a perfect time for you to reflect on the lessons learned in 2020 so you can create a different response going into a new year. Once you have a plan in place, you can set goals so that you can come out on top throughout 2021.
I for one determined that I needed a reset just by taking time for myself. Taking a step back from doing so much was taking an emotional and physical toll on my well-being.
Challenges: not knowing about the future, trying to find time for everything, staying secluded, being pulled in every direction, lack of travel, and having to spend time away from family and friends.
Lessons: develop patience and learn to accept not being able to do everything, realize tomorrow is another day, set boundaries, demonstrate patience, and pace my steps.
What I will take with me in 2021: I will look to spend more time creating meaningful conversations, participating in more positive experiences, and appreciate more of the little things that make me smile. Build a strong network for growing my business and investing in technology.
How do you reflect on 2020? And how does that affect your plan for 2021?
Take some moments out of your day to reflect and journal by asking yourself a few questions. Here are my questions you can use.
1. What were some of your challenges?
2. What have you learned about yourself?
3. What do you look forward to in 2021?
4. What is your plan for 2021 to achieve your goals?
5. What have you learned about others?
6. What do you need to give up so you can move forward?
7. What are you planning to do differently in 2021?
8. What do you need to be happy and fulfill your greatest potential?
9. What areas in your life that need improvement?
10.Who can you connect with that will motivate you in 2021?