Happy New Year!
This is the universal acknowledgement as the clock strikes midnight on Jan 1st. Every year, there’s an euphoria around these three words. It’s bellowed from every rooftop, inundates your social media timelines and makes its way into your text messages to and from family, friends and even that person you haven’t heard from in a while. Making it into yet another year, along with the anticipation for what’s to come, is definitely a cause for celebration. But, after the initial excitement wears away, what are you focused on, committed to change, looking to accomplish or determined to bring to reality?
If you can’t answer this, I’d implore you to take some time to reflect on what you want to manifest this year. 2020 has been declared by many as a visionary year. The root word “vision” in the dictionary has a couple meanings. One of them is “the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom.”
For me, this means this year, like the ones before it, presents an opportunity to realize my dreams and desires. But, in order to do this I must be intentional and focused. At the beginning of each year I take some time to reflect on what I’ve accomplished, then I give some time to think about what I want to achieve or put my attention towards.
In my process, I write out the steps that will be required and the estimated amount of time I think it will take for me to meet my goal. I then organize my list by priority and length of time. One of my goals this year is to read more books. Last year, a number of books were added to my lengthy personal library, but I just never got around to reading them. By recognizing my desire to read more, identifying which books I want to read and setting aside time in my day for reading, turns my desire into a reality.
One of the reasons I enjoy reading books is because I gleam inspiration and revelation. Often times, it helps me see a prospective that proves valuable in my work or personal life. This is just one example of how I see my yearly goals through.
Every year we have an opportunity to build from the previous year. We’re not only in a new year, but a new decade with endless possibilities. Make it a great one! With a new perspective you’re on your way to 20/20 vision!