New Year’s Resolution v. Life Mission: 10 Ways You Can Create A Better Life in 2020
Is it me or is time speeding up? 2019 seems to have gone by really fast. But the good news is that in a couple of weeks we will enter a whole new decade. So are you ready for 2020? I am pretty sure your answer is yes! But do you have a new year’s resolution? Are you ready to take control of your life in 2020? Will you fly or will you fall in the new decade? Are you ready to embrace your dreams in the coming year? Well, this is the perfect time to start preparing and gearing up for change in the new decade.
“If you asked me for my New Year resolution, it would be to find out who I am.” – Cyril Cusack
I know it may seem like a challenge to bring about a much-needed change and live a better life in 2020 (and yes, it will be pretty challenging) but it will be exceptionally satisfying as well. And the very first change that you need to bring about is changing your mindset and limiting beliefs. Starting a better life in a new year is not only about eating healthier or hitting the gym, it’s about setting goals that focus on your self-development. The key to a better you and a better life in 2020 is Personal Growth. And once you know how to get started, you will start to see some real changes by February itself.
2020: The year of radical change
“What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.”
– Vern McLellan
Take a look at the calendar. Go ahead. What date is it today? How many more days are left till 2020? Not enough. As we move closer to the new year, it becomes more imperative for you to start preparing for the upcoming challenge that might end up changing your entire life for the better. Although I am a firm believer in mindfulness and living in the moment, it pays to prepare for your future, especially if you want to make it better.
To get started, here are a few questions that you need to ask yourself:
- How was 2019 for me?
- Was it a good year or a bad year? Or was it just like the others?
- Was 2019 like you envisioned?
- Did you even have a vision or plan for 2019?
- Do you have a vision or plan for 2020?
Once you have the answer to these questions, whether you agree with them or not, you will have a lot better understanding about what you need to change your life in the coming year and how to go about it. The great news is there’s still enough time for you to prepare for success in 2020 and start taking the right steps.
It all starts in the mind
“Until your dream dominates your mindset, you’ll never wake up to your greatness.” – Robin S. Sharma
2018 was a bad year for me. Let me rephrase that: 2018 was a TERRIBLE year for me. But I thrived in 2019. No, it was not about luck. It was about living intentionally. It was about being hellbent on pursuing my new year’s resolution. It was about living with goals, taking deliberate actions to achieve those goals and working on self-improvement every single day. It’s funny how luck comes only after a lot of determination, effort and failure.
Before 2019, life was hard for me like most of the people I see around me. Being an introvert with social anxiety, I spent most of my time alone and failed miserably at networking or connecting with others. This not only affected my personal life, but also my career and my goals. I felt stuck in my life. I felt as if something was holding me back. And most probably it was me. For some reason, I had this innate feeling that I can live a much better life than what I was living then.
So the first thing I did was to shift my mindset. I stopped looking at the negatives and started focusing on the positives. I got rid of my limiting beliefs, and although it was no easy feat, it liberated me from my self-imposed prison. I watched a lot of motivational videos and realized certain things about myself and my life. This gave me the strength and motivation I needed to live intentionally. However, it’s not easy to stay focused and live intentionally for 365 days. Let me rephrase that: it is nearly impossible to live intentionally for 365 days.