Do you have 2020 vision?
Does it feels like there is something magical about the year to come?
Could it be the symmetry of numbers?
Or the dawn of a new decade?
Or the simple promise of a fresh start on this New Year’s Day?
Whatever the reason, it is time to look forward. And there is good reason for optimism!
The future is what you make it
The calm of New Year’s Day is an ideal moment to focus on what’s really important to you.
To think about your top priorities for the coming year and how you will set about achieving your goals.
This is personal. It’s your life, so why dance to someone else’s tune?
Make sure the goals you set are yours and yours alone. That way you’ll derive true value, enjoyment and benefit from accomplishing them.
Stephen Covey calls this your “Private Victory”. And experience tells us that the road to victory is pathed by many defeats.
So, in envisioning the future, reflect on the past. Learn from past mistakes and move on. The future is what you make it.
Reasons for optimism for 2020 and beyond
For some people, the last year, and the last decade, have been tough. Globally, a range of issues from climate change to political instability is causing concern.
And yet, for most of us, the world continues to become a better place.
Prosperity is rising, inequality is shrinking, educational attainment is growing, and technology continues to connect, empower and provide solutions in our increasingly digitized world.
Best wishes for 2020
It is time to tap into the energy and motivation that comes with a New Year and a new decade.
By channelling this positivity, we can all change this world for the better.
Whatever your own personal 2020 Vision, I wish you every success
Happy New Year!
There are numerous books on goal setting.
If you haven’t already read The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, then this is a great starting point. For something a little different, why not try Go MAD – the art of making a difference by Andy Gilbert.
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