Live in the Messy!
We turned the page on the calendar , and all of a sudden, it is 2021. I can’t tell you how many of my friends and colleagues mentioned how happy they were to have 2020 in the rearview mirror.
Every year the calendar flips to a new year, and in our minds, it is a period to start again. In reality, it is just another day. Why not put the lousy month day or minute in the “”rearview mirror”” the next day. Do we need to wait for an entire year to start over?
It reminds me a bit of the do it perfectly or don’t do it at all mindset. This year, why not make every moment a chance to adjust and embrace the messy!
As I reviewed my 2020 goals, I was surprised to see I hit most of them; a few timelines had to be adjusted; however, progress was made. 2020 knocked us all a bit sideways, to say the least. Once I got my bearings, I realized I have to stay the course no matter what and keep the long-term plan in mind. I always think back to a conversation I had with a client of mine, I was only a few years into this business, and I said to him I just need one month without a problem. First, he laughed and said to me, there will always be something, learn to pivot, Jen! That might be some of the best advice ever!
As I work through my goals for 2021 and beyond, I often set goals for my business that I know I can reach instead of stretching myself. I thought on this, is this a fear of failure, maybe? Or maybe because my business and I have been in survival mode for so long that I couldn’t dream past this month, this quarter, or this year. I worked really hard over the last several years to get the business in a healthy place financially. Doing this has allowed me to dream and set goals that might seem a bit out of my reach.
So in 2021, I’ve set some stretch goals! I’ve even broken these goals down into weekly and monthly action items to help move the business forward. I use a paper goal planner; yes, I said paper!! I like having my goals written out where I can see them multiple times a day ( weekly and yearly). When you have a goal front and center, it allows you to determine priorities and what opportunities to say yes to, and what to say no to. I also like it because the universe lines up with what you focused on, so why not read your goals every day! 💪🏼
Here’s to facing 2021 with curiosity!! 🥂