5 Lessons I Learned in 2020
We are quickly coming to the end of 2020, an interesting year, to say the least.
I am so excited to share some of the biggest lessons I learned during this impactful year.
At the end of each year, I love to reflect on my accomplishments and lessons learned during that year.
I sit with myself and consider things I want to let go of, the things that worked well, the things that did not, and the goals I want to set for the new year.
One of my favorite things to reflect on are the obstacles I overcame this year.
I believe that the most profound lessons stem from working through obstacles and roadblocks.
I took a moment to look at the things I came up against this year and how I turned those roadblocks into lessons and created positive change.
I struggled with productivity, setting goals, burnout, decision making, and other people's opinions of me.
I decided to:
Be more productive
Improve my goal-setting process
Create balance in my life
Meditate on my decisions
Release the opinions of others
So, what are the biggest lessons I learned this year?
1. Keep Your Vision Amidst Chaos
You can hold the vision by taking time to gaze at your vision board, practice the day in the life exercise, and repeat your goals and affirmations.
This year, every single day, I read my goals out as affirmations. Reading my goals as affirmations every day helped me stay focused on what I was working toward.
2. How to Set Goals
I have taken a more intuitive approach to setting goals.
I have taken the time to figure out the best way to set goals for me. There are so many different ways to set goals, monthly, weekly, reverse engineering, and smart goals.
I would plan a lot and get down on myself for not achieving everything.
Now I start with my vision, and I reverse engineer all the steps and focus on one at a time to create momentum.
Instead of a monthly, weekly, or daily plan because life does get in the way, I use a more intuitive approach to working toward my goals.
You can try to force things, but if you use an approach that works best for you will be the difference you need.
Find what goal-setting style works best for you and stick to that.
3. Balance Your Energy
I have learned so much about balancing my work energy and the energy I put toward self-care. This is something I have made incredible strides in, but I still need to work on.
I have become more conscious of the importance of setting aside time to relax and decompress.
Creating balance in my life has helped me avoid burnout and feel more aligned with everything I do.
4. Meditate on Your Decisions
This year, I really discovered how important meditation is to your decisions before you make them. Ask yourself questions like, is this right for me, is this the best choice, is this in alignment with my vision, etc.
If you're interested in learning more about meditation check out my blog post: 3 Reasons Daily Meditation is Important for Success.
Doing the inner work will help you make decisions that are in alignment with the life you are trying to create for yourself.
5. The Importance of Releasing Judgement
I took risks this year, releasing my book, courses, trips, and living situations.
This year I focused on what is best for me and releasing judgment. I learned to trust myself to know what is best for me.
This lesson is probably one of the most difficult to practice. It is one thing to care about other's opinions it is another to let those opinions dictate your life in ways that are no in alignment with your path and purpose.
People are entitled to their opinions, and you are entitled not to listen to them. Focus on what best serves you and let everything else go.
What were some lessons that 2020 taught you?
I would love to hear from you in the comments!
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Happy Holidays & much love,