Re-emerge. Rebuild. Stronger. Better. More focused.
These are the things we say to people and they’ve gone through tough times, or when they find themselves in the middle of it.
“You’ll come out better than this.”
“You’ll be stronger after all of this.”
“You’ll be more focused.”
It’s basically a mantra. We (as humans) try to find ways to make someone feel better for experiencing something hard.
2020 was not an easy year for anyone. Jobs were lost. Friends and loved ones were lost. We had lots of confusing and conflicting leadership and guidelines. It was a year that really tested all of us and pushed many of us to our limits.
So, we can all remain disappointed about what happened or didn’t happen in 2020, or we can see a chance to shift our mindset to change what we can change, or, if we can’t change it, change how we think about it.
So, in that light, 2021 is a year to rebuild. It’s a year to be stronger and better. It’s a year to be more focused. 2021 is the year we come out of the ashes. We re-emerge to be a better version of ourselves and inspire those around us to do the same.
We will find a way forward. Gracefully and gradually, we will come out of all this. After all, life always finds a way. It starts with your personal commitment to get yourself moving forward, no matter where you are.
Here’s an activity for you. Take a few minutes today to set yourself up for a focused and better you 2021.
Answer these questions:
- What are three words you’d use to describe your past year?
- What are three words you’d identify as descriptors for your 2021?
- If you could accomplish one big thing in 2021, what would it be?
Start with the end in mind: a great, remarkable and amazing 2021.
2020 certainly challenged us, but the way we move forward, the way we emerge out of the ashes, is to know where we’re going.
So, where are you going this year?
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