Happy New Year Everyone! 2020 is here and boy oh boy it’s going to be an exceptional year. Are you feeling optimistic about 2020? Dreadful? Sad? Hopeful? Excited? Determined? Take a minute to assess your own outlook of 2020; how are you feeling about it?
Have you set any goals and intentions for the year? Do you plan on pursuing the year with an open-mind and therefore don’t feel it’s necessary to create goals and intentions? Do you hope to be more spontaneous?
My question for you is this: who do you want to be in 10 years? What does a 10 year older version of you look like? Are you in the same job or are you doing something completely different? Are you eating the same foods or have you gone vegan? Are you hanging out with the same people or has your network completely changed? Are you pursuing the same weekend activities? After envisioning who you want to be, what does that mean you HAVE to do this year to get closer to that version of you? What must you accomplish this year to get there?
If in 10 years you want to be in the director position at the company you work at but you currently sit in an entry-level position, what does that mean you need to do this year to get one step closer to the director position? Do you have to apply to the next step up? Does your work need to improve to show your boss that you are qualified for the next position?
Do you have a vision of who you want to be in 10 years? If not, that’s a great place to start to determine how you want 2020 to look.
If you aim at nothing, you will get nothing every time. Every minute, every hour, every day, every YEAR is a new opportunity to grow. Get after it!