This year really didn’t start off like many of us thought it would, actually I take that back,
I don’t think it started off like ANY of us thought it would. 2020 was supposed to be the year
when our goals were going to be accomplished and when dreams were going to come true.
Many of us were even claimed that 2020 was going to be the year of clear vision for our lives.
Why can’t it still be all of these things?
The year is not over yet and in all honesty this pandemic has actually given us the time we need
to start working on the list of goals we had for 2020. Think about it! Before all of this we were
complaining that we had no time to start that business, write that book, start a podcast, start a
blog, spend time with our kids, organize our home, workout, look over our finances—the list
can keep going. All of these things were put on hold for the simple fact that we were too busy
and had no time to get them started. Well, one thing that 2020 has given us so far is time. We
now have so much time on our hands that we do not know what to do with it, so put it to good
use. Instead of waking up every morning, grabbing your cup of coffee and sitting on the couch.
Migrate over to your computer and start working on those goals. Here are a few things to help
you get started…
1. THE RIGHT MINDSET
We are all human and when we are put in uncomfortable situations where we are not in
control, we tend to think negatively. Stop thinking about what you can’t do right now
and start thinking about what you can do.
2. LEAN ON EACHOTHER
You are not alone in this. Unfortunately, the entire world is going through this uncomfortable
situation at the same time and we all need people we can lean on. Call your friends and family
daily and talk about the goals you will be working on. Get an accountability buddy and
brainstorm some ideas via video chat. Encourage each other to think positively and to only worry
about what we can control.
3. PUT IT INTO ACTION
Remember that vision board you created in January? Pull it out, take a look at it and start
writing down all the things you wanted to accomplish this year. Then, for each goal create a
checklist of steps you need to take to get these goals completed. For example, traveling is
something that many of us had on our vision board for this year. Obviously, right now we are not
allowed to travel unless it’s essential for work purposes, however that doesn’t mean you can’t
start planning for your trip. Look at flights, research hotels, create an itinerary with places to visit
and restaurants to try. Then once you are able to travel, you’ll have everything planned out. You
could possibly end up being your own tour guide.
Even though we cannot control our situation right now and we may not know when things will
go back to normal, there is one thing we can control and that is ourselves. Let’s come out of this
stronger than we have ever felt and more in control of our lives. When all this is over, I want to see…
A Better Relationship with God
A Healthier Relationship with Ourselves.
Don’t overwhelm yourself with trying to get it all done in one sitting or on the same day.
Remember to be persistent, but gentle with yourself. After all, we are all going to a strange time
and there is no “normal” expectation for you to live up to. None of this is normal.
What will you be working on and how can I help?