We’re down to the last month of 2019. The last month of the DECADE. Let that sink in for a minute.
It would be a gross disservice to ourselves, our families, and our businesses if we don’t do some heavy introspection at this point. Usually as years draw to a close, we feel this natural pull to make changes for the new year. To take a look at all the adjustments we want to make. But I think that if all we focus on are the differences we want to see, we’re missing out on a huge opportunity for growth.
In order to cast vision for the future, we must first look back to where we’ve been.
To make the most of 2020, we’ve got to take a look back at 2019 (or even beyond.) Instead of following the old adage “hindsight is 20/20,” we’re going to be a step ahead and go IN to 2020 with 20/20 vision. We’re going to look at all we’ve accomplished, all that we’ve struggled through, all that we are stronger now for and cast our vision from there.
Before you go into 2020, I want you to ask yourself these 5 questions. Spend some time journaling through them or go through them with your team. Really dig deep.
1. What have been your biggest successes? How did you celebrate them?
2. What have been your biggest learning opportunities? Some might call these failures...but what did you learn from them?
3. What do you need to let go of?
4. If you could do ANYTHING in the next year, without fear of failure, what would it be?
5. What opportunities for growth do you see coming up?
The New Year is a great time to start looking at your goals and ambitions. But we can’t just start January 1st hoping to hit the ground running. There’s work that must be done first in order to start that ball rolling. It sets you up so that you already have momentum once you start putting that plan into action.
We must look at 2020 with 20/20 vision. And that only comes when we put 2019 under a lens that really lets us see it clearly. Get in there, do the work, and get ready to start the next decade off with a clear path to the best year ever.