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Let me start by prefacing this...January 1st is an arbitrary marker to start change, but it can be helpful for some to feel like they have "fresh start." I say, pick any day you choose, any time you want, and get moving. Start effecting change in your life. There is no need to wait - but, if it makes you feel better by committing to January 1st, so be it.

Let's get started.

Congratulations on committing to preparations for 2020 and taking charge of your future!

Some believe that planning ahead and thinking too much about the future (some of which is out of your control), causes too much stress. I, however, believe the opposite - by preparing for upcoming events, you remove a large chunk of the unknown, overcoming fears, and are all the more prepared to handle life hands you.

Today we find ourselves on the cusp of both a fresh new year and a new decade, full of endless potential and excitement. Although it really is an arbitrary marker, our mental clocks are reset and restarted, giving us the incentive to strive for change and improvement where desired.

For me, 2019 was a year of successful and dramatic personal and professional change, a great majority of which was outlined, designed, and planned in the last part of 2018. My purpose in this campaign is to share with you the steps I took, and continue to take, to experience continued growth in 2020.

READY? Here we go…

1. Make a list of everything you accomplished or did this year. What were your key successes and achievements from the year? What are you most proud of yourself for?

2. List everything you have learned. In what ways have you grown or changed as a person over the past 12 months?

3. What didn’t you achieve this year? What got in your way of reaching 2019 goals?

4. What challenged you the most and what were your key learnings from these experiences?

5. What do you want to let go of the most? Is it an old habit, a pattern of behavior, a job or perhaps a person?

  • Are there any painful memories, resentments or hurts that need to be released?

  • What belief systems, self-perceptions or ways of thinking do you want to shed?

6. List 5 things for which you are grateful.

7. Start to create a list of goals - health (mental or physical), work, growth.