Many of us are so focused on setting goals for the future, that we forget to take a moment to acknowledge and learn from the past. We begin this exercise by “completing the old” so that you can create space for the right things to show up in your life in 2020.
Step 1. Reflect on 2019, looking at all areas of your life. Think about your career, relationships, health, finances, and creative pursuits.
Make a list of all of your wins, successes, and breakthroughs. Then, write down all of your losses, disappointments, and breakdowns.
Regardless of whether the item is a “win” or a “loss”, you are not as likely to take on the next opportunity in your life unless you are complete with past accomplishments and disappointments.
Step 2. Next, choose 5-7 lessons that you’ve learned over the past year that you want to remember and consciously take into the coming year.
Now it’s time to shift your focus to creating the new!
Step 1. Begin by imagining ahead to December 2020. Write a list of your wins, successes and breakthroughs for the year. Be specific and write them as though they have already happened, once again taking each area of your life into consideration.
Step 2. Once you have a clear picture of what you want to achieve in 2020, ask yourself – What do you need to say “Yes” or “No” to in order to make your vision a reality?
Based on this vision, reverse engineer a step-by-step plan to reach your goals (we recommend using the S.M.A.R.T approach to goal-setting). Be sure to build in measures to keep yourself accountable. Let’s make 2020 your most fulfilling year yet!
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