The start of 2020 was almost three years ago. I can’t wrap my head around this strange thing happening: Somehow, it feels like it was yesterday and a decade ago all at the same time. It feels like in an instant, we lost two whole years of our lives, while at the same time it feels like everything happened in slow motion, teaching us major life lessons and somehow drawing out some previously unrecognized emotions.
Weird. It just feels weird.
Now, the ball drops in two weeks and I have a challenge for you: End the year with what matters. And YOU matter. Here are five steps to heading into 2023 as the best version of you:
Take a stroll down the pandemic-laden memory lane of the last few years. What changes happened in your life? What negative things did you endure? What wins did you celebrate? Are there certain memories that you buried in your subconscious that you should visit – or talk to someone about – before you leave it behind?
What lessons did you learn over these past few years? What did you learn about yourself, your ability to overcome? What did you learn about the people you surround yourself with, or the values you hold (or used to hold)?
Any moment is an opportunity for a new beginning. Decide who you want to be moving forward. What is truly important to you? What do you want to take a stand for? What’s not worth your time anymore? What does the very best version of you look like, and how can you become him/her?
We all have those toxic things – or people – in our lives that consistently drag us down, or stand in the way of us living the life we were meant for. What do you need to leave behind in 2022 when that ball drops? Or the tougher question: Whom do you need to leave behind?
Did you know that setting tangible goals exponentially increases your odds of achieving them? I should preface this by saying that I don’t believe in New Years resolutions. You don’t need January 1st to set goals. You don’t need “next month” or “next Monday.” You can set a goal at any moment and then go on out and achieve it. But being that we’re approaching January 1st, now is as good a time as any to evaluate and commit to your best year ever ahead.
I want to hear about your goals! Once you’ve taken the time to reflect, ask, decide, leave and commit to the things above, EMAIL ME and tell me what your 2023 goals are. I believe in you and can’t wait to watch you succeed!