Welcome to the Twenties
The last week I have been overwhelmed with all of the fun memes about the roarin 20’s, having clear “20/20” vision, end of a decade etc. Many people look at a new year as a new start, but the problem is they don’t really start doing anything different than what they have been doing the last few years.
If you don’t like the way things have been before, in order for your life to change, YOU have to change. That is easier said than done. Even though you may not have liked your 2019, your daily routine may have become comfortable. It happens to everyone, including me.
I spent a weekend at a conference in December called “Best Year Ever Blueprint”. Over 500 people flew into San Diego for 3 days of relationship building, note taking and future visioning. There was great energy in the room, and everybody was ready to make 2020 their “Best Year Ever”
After their plane landed back home, many of them stepped back into reality. They have kids, jobs, houses to keep clean and other things that take up time. If they aren’t careful, they will quickly make 2020 almost an exact repeat of 2019.
Why am I telling you about this?
Because as we step into 2020, I want you to take the time to fully focus on what 2020 could be. I want you to imagine what you could be celebrating as 2020 comes to an end. If you’re senior, graduation will obviously be a great thing to celebrate, but everybody is graduating. What else could you start working on today, that would create a huge moment to celebrate by the end of the year?
This year isn’t going to be your best year if you don’t give it the attention it needs. When I was at the conference, I wrote down a lot of notes on what I want to accomplish in 2020. I then broke that down into small steps that will lead me to my end result.
What do you want to accomplish? What are your small steps? Figure out your small steps and set a reminder to look at those small steps every day. Put it on your phone. Put it on your mirror.
Don’t make 2020 another year you look back on in December and think “I wish it was better.”