Can you believe it, we are almost at the end of a decade? In thirteen days we will be counting down into the New Year. If you look back over the past year did you accomplish everything you set out to do?
Now unless you are Barry Allen, aka The Flash you can’t go back in time. That means that there’s no reason to lament the financial mistakes you’ve already made. Instead, it’s important to focus on what you can do to fix your finances going forward. Don’t worry about what you can’t change. Set yourself up for success in 2020.
Did you set some financial goals at the beginning of 2019? May be it was to start saving, to get out of debt or to learn how to invest, but you didn’t quite manage to achieve them. Now’s the time to recommit to those goals.
One of the reasons people don’t achieve the goals they set at the beginning of each year, is because they don’t write them down. But there is more to it than simply writing them down. You must get crystal clear on your goals for the next 365 days, write them down, and then create an action plan to move toward them and make them a reality. Set yourself up for success in 2020.
“If you talk about it, it’s a dream, if you envision it, it’s possible, but if you schedule it, it’s real.” – Tony Robbins
Be energized to improve
“Don’t finish this decade feeling dissatisfied” says Brendon Burchard. Maybe you feel that you are not where you wanted to be financially or in your career. But you have another chance to get it right. Enter this next decade with more intention, more disciplined, more connected.
Look back at what you did achieve and be grateful for the wins, no matter how small you may feel they are. When you operate from a place of gratitude, you will be given more abundance. Go into the new year energized to improve.
“The world belongs to the energetic.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
According to Brendon, “Each of us wants to live a vibrant life, in which we are proud of our character. We want to live a energized and congruent life.” We all want
To have more energy and
To be proud of who we are
More Energy: What are you doing to do in 2020 to improve your energy? Are you going to workout more? “High Performers are 40% more likely to workout 5 times per week,” according to Brendon. “They are 60% more likely to value good nutrition, than under-performers. High Performers care about who they surround themselves with.”
You will be unhappy if you have poor energy. Very few people set up their daily routine to be more energized. They don’t take breaks, they don’t workout, they don’t drink enough water, they choose bad food. They don’t go to bed early, they don’t give themselves a break from all the intrusions, by turning off the phone from time-to-time.
Set goals around energy, and be conscious of where you struggle in this area.
Proud of Yourself: What can you do to realign with your passions? What would you have to become to be proud of yourself in 2020? People lack self-esteem, because they are not living in alignment with their authentic self. Your job is to be living the best of who you are, so that you can finish each year proud of who you are.
There’s a difference between strategic planning and just making a “To Do” list. If they are not aligned with your primary aspirations in life. And they is why many people don’t achieve their goals.
Brainstorm your goals. Write down a list of what it is you want to achieve in 2020. Then take the list and prioritize down into projects. Then take the projects and break them down into dates and deadlines. If you are not strategically planning, you won’t achieve your goals.
Visualize or meditate on each of the major activities of the day. And ask, ‘How could I do that with real authenticity and excellence?”
It’s nearly a new decade! Now is the time to think about finishing this year in a good place and prepping your New Year with your big goals in mind. Set yourself up for success in 2020.