So we are now into 2021 and it’s good-bye 2020! The beginning of a new year is always a great way to recalibrate your path forward. I know that for most of us 2020 was exhausting and full of unexpected turns and it would be easy to just try to erase it from memory. However a bit of reflection may be able to help you achieve more in the year ahead.
Take a minute to think back across the past year. What are 1-2 things that you are proud of or that may have stretched you in a positive way? Now think about what are 1-2 things that you could have (or should have) done that you didn’t? Why? What do you need to do this year to ensure that this pattern does not occur again?
To help you set yourself up for a great 2021 there are a couple of things that you can do.
Map Your Goals for 2021:
- Your Goals. Think about what 2-3 things are that you would like to achieve this year. They could be work goals, financial goals, health goals or something else that you would like to achieve. Write them down and capture them so you have something to remind you of these goals. I also recommend that you put them up somewhere as a friendly reminder as most of the time any goal worth having will require thought and effort.
- Family Goals. For many of us this past year has allowed us to spend even more time with family (often confined to the same house!) What are a few things that you would like to achieve with your family? You may want to involve your family and ask them what they would like to achieve as a family. This could be having a shared experience together, having a family cook-off or something else that will create lasting memories.
- Community Goals. As we are part of a community, this is something that is even more important moving forward. What do you want to achieve in the community that you are involved in? This could be something to help other members that are struggling or working together to support a charity or another community in need.
I have found that when we write down our goals, it is much easier to achieve them, partly because we have identified and committed to them (and a written reminder also helps!)
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