The year 2020 has been full of ups and downs. There have been many challenges and obstacles along the way that have done much to derail our progress and throw us off course. However, in reflecting on the year we are leaving behind, I like to look for the meaning and the “silver linings” to light up my memories of my experiences and teach me who I need to become so that I can be the strongest, most empowered, influential version of myself (MI-T-MO) in 2021!
The end of a year is traditionally a time for reflection and for planning and setting goals and intentions for the next, based on what one has experienced and where one hopes to see oneself at the same time in the following year. This year we have much to think about, and while there are still many uncertainties surrounding what 2021 will bring, I have some strategies that have served me and which I feel will help us all navigate a new course to find what serves us best in 2021 and for years to come as a way to reset and reboot. Starting today, join me for this four-part journey by coming back here for a new blog post every Thursday from now until the end of 2020 which will teach and prepare us for navigating our new course. Read on for Part 1 and stay tuned for Parts 2, 3 and 4!
Part 1: Reflect on What is Good and Where you have Grown
To figure out where you want to go, you must look to where you have come from. Consider how you have grown, what challenges you have faced, how you have overcome them, what strengths and resiliency you used to MO’ve forward, get you to where you are today and be proud of your efforts! Reflection is one of the most powerful tools to help set us on an alternative course and help keep us MO’ving. Making time to reflect at the end of the year or at the end of a project is important and a great time for further learning. However, it is equally helpful to identify for yourself check-points throughout the year and/or your goal/project to reflect on and analyze how you are doing. This can help you stay the course, become more focused and help you re-calibrate and realign your energy efforts and expectations especially if you are struggling to reach your originally set out intentions. Reflection is also a great tool to identify strengths, your successes and what works for you and what is not working for you. This awareness will assist you with making necessary changes to create a better reality for yourself, take the steps to help you prosper and realize your greatest potential.