It’s almost 2020…can you believe a DECADE is almost over? Lol, this is making me feel kinda ancient; a decade sounds like a long time. I mean, I’m almost 2 decades old..? But at the same time, these 10 years felt like they flew by. And tbh, 20 years isn’t even old. Well, I’m not quite 20 yet (still got a few years to go) but anyways. Enough pointless ranting.
I’m sure a lot of us plan out a new year and want it to be amazing, but nearly everyone forgets about or gives up on their New Year’s resolutions a few months into the year. So how exactly should we approach the planning then? Here are 3 tips to help set your vision.
If you had to choose one word to live by in 2020, what would it be?
This is such a powerful practice that can help you redefine the year and revolutionize your mindset. For example, if your chosen word for 2020 was “courage”, imagine how it would feel if every time you took action, you kept your focus word in mind and acted or made choices with courage.
Over the next few weeks try brainstorming and playing around with ideas, connect with each one and chose whatever feels right for you. Once you have made your choice, make sure you go all in and commit to that word! Write it out, stick it up next to your desk, save it as your phone wallpaper and remind yourself of it every day, and whenever you feel unsure about a decision!
Connect with yourself and let your intuition guide you
The more aligned you are with yourself, the more likely you are to create a plan that you will stick to and that feels good. Now this sounds a bit terminological (is that even a word?) so let me break it down a bit. When you sit down to plan your year, keep in mind what actually lights you up and what you truly want to make happen next year and let that be your guide. A lot of us set goals that we think we want to achieve, but which don’t truly align with our purpose. Deep in our hearts, we know that we aren’t truly enjoying those choices. Go with your gut feeling, what your insides push you to do. That’s how you connect to your greater purpose, and re-align your life.
Okay, now that I read that, it sounds like something that teens don’t really do. Like, “greater purpose” seems like something you discover in your 30’s. But the more you practice it now, I think the more satisfied you’ll be in the future. And the easier some decisions will be. Man I’ve got stories for that, but that’s for a whole other post.
As you plan out your year, use the vision board from the free Planathon planner and make sure what you put down aligns with what you intuitively feel you should be doing in 2020.
Break your goals down into four quarters
Sometimes when we set ourselves really big goals they become so overwhelming that we don’t even know where to begin. Before we know it, it’s the end of January and then the end of March and the panic sets in because you haven’t started on the goals at all. You never take action (or barely enough to make it consistent), and the resolutions fall away.
Before 2020 starts, figure out your big three goals, break them down, and get really clear on what the small tasks are that will get you to where you want to go. Then slot them in to the four quarters of the year.
Using a physical planner throughout the year where you can break down your goals and write out what you want to achieve throughout each quarter will make it so much easier to stay on track month-by-month, week-by-week and day-by-day. If this sounds like something that could really help you, then definitely check out the printable planner I’ve made, which will help you achieve so much more and stay on track. It has a three whole goal planning sheets with all these elements so you can implement right away. You’ll get it automatically when you sign up for the Planathon.
Whatever you want to achieve in 2020, it’s so important to have a good game plan in place, because success is not an accident, it’s something you have to create on purpose and with intention.
On the other hand, it’s also important to be flexible. A lot of us plan everything out and think it’s all set in stone. But life doesn’t work that way. If it were that straightforward, it would be so much easier to create success, but the reality is that things change and all sorts of challenges come up. As it’s said, sometimes the best laid plans go awry. Be flexible so that as you’re completing tasks off your list, you’re aware of the results, whether things are working or not and if you need to adapt and change as you go. It’s also important to recognize all the progress you’ve achieved, even if you don’t fully complete your initial goals.
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If you’re ready to get started implementing these tips so that you can create your game plan for 2020, click here to join the 2020 Happy Tribe Planathon! It’s a free online planning party complete with keynotes from expert coaches, a printable planner, giveaways, and more. If you want more motivation to join: this is probably all worth $400 or so, especially if it were one of those in-person events. I wanted to bring as much value as I could for you guys, so I made sure that you could get it for free. So take advantage and join today! There are only a few days left for signups!