With Christmas 2020 in the rear-view mirror and the New Year three days ahead it is now a good time to reflect on the extraordinary past twelve months we have all witnessed. We cannot ignore the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on our lives and the economy, so I challenge you to take a few moments to think about what you have achieved. Reflect on what went well, what you could have done better and maybe what didn’t go so well.
In planning your road map for next year consider taking forward all the positives you have achieved; improving the activities which were average but have some benefit and those which were not helpful - leave behind. Begin to develop new behaviours that will support you as you adapt to a work environment that was unfamiliar a year ago. A positive mindset creates the right setting to embrace change and make things happen; to help take back some certainty.
At this time of year I like to draw a metaphorical line in the sand to create a new benchmark which helps me to focus on the future and learn from the past. I’m reviewing what I’ve been grateful for and what I have learnt. In a year of limited social interaction, I have had space to ponder what is important to me and how I need to adapt to the new ‘normal’.
In preparation for 2021 use these last three days in December to tidy up any loose ends from 2020 to provide a clean platform on which to start your journey to achieving your goals for the next twelve months. Please do get in touch if you need advice on achieving your goals in 2021 – always happy to arrange a Zoom discussion. Let’s make 2021 a great year!