3..2..1 Happy New Year! At this time of year, most everyone is focused on their resolutions or goals concerning the upcoming year. It’s a new year so a new you should go along with that, right? What most people fail to take into account is that the best predictor of future success is the past. Yes, we should let bygones be bygones and the past is the past. However, if you don’t change anything about you, then you will continue the same behavior, keep the same circle of friends and continue to do the same things you have always done. Think of life as a mirror. The mirror only reflects what is in front of it. The choices you make, the circle you keep and the things you do are simply a reflection of you. Today I invite you to reflect on 2019 before you go any further into 2020. I believe that 2020 will be your best year ever if you take a moment to look back at 2019. What things in 2019 brought you the most joy? For the best year of your life do more of that for more joy in 2020. What person or people uplifted you, encouraged you, pushed you, and corrected you in 2019? Spend more time with that person or people. Surround yourself with greatness to become great. What activities did you engage in that expanded your viewpoint or knowledge? Continue to invest time, money and other resources into expanding you. Now think about What thing or things in 2019 were an emotional drain for you? What people detracted from your life instead of adding to it? Now is the time to make a decision to spend less time engaging in things and people that detract from your life. I love goal setting. (Not so much resolutions, but that’s another topic). You can accomplish so much when you set goals. You can accomplish even more with some self-reflection. When you candidly, examine and take responsibility for the role you play in your own life, the possibilities are endless. 2020 is going to be the best year of your life because you are willing to take accountability and responsibility for your goals and dreams. Greatness lies within all of us. Don’t harp on past mistakes. Take responsibility for the role you played. Forgive yourself and move on. Reflect, learn, move forward. Don’t be afraid to look at yourself in the mirror. The great thing about a mirror is that when you change the thing in front of it, the reflection changes. Self-reflection is powerful. Look back, make adjustments and watch what transforms in front of your very eyes. Hears to 2020 and all the great things that lie ahead.
Kimberly Dixon is a certified professional coach and Christian coach, speaker and 5 time author. For speaking engagements e-mail Kimberly at email@example.com.