Part 1 of 3 – Planning 2021 – Resolutions

There are exactly three weekends to new year!! 2020 has been anything but predictable. It has pushed us right out of our comfort zones. Made us innovate and adapt. We have made it this far. Well it’s time to take what we can learn from 2020, and get ready for 2021 to get most of the next glorious 365 days of our lives.

There is so much that can be accomplished in a 365 day timeline. I thought, this definitely needs a series. They will be split into three parts –

Part 1 – Resolutions, all aspects of life.

Part 2 – Goal setting – monthly quarterly and annual goals

Part 3 – Lay it out on the planner and get started.

Let’s dive right in, shall we?

Resolutions for all aspects of life!

Don’t just discount the last few weeks of 2020 as wasted. Use this time to plan the upcoming year, spend time with your loved ones, and enjoy the down time. Resolutions are great tools to set a theme for the year. The secret about setting the right resolution is not to set a completely out of the blue resolution. Think about these being a long term goal.

Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.

Bill Gates

Three secrets behind good resolutions –

  1. Proactive life – Make your daily decisions to be Proactive vs reactive. As much as you can be prepared for what’s coming. This can be in the form of getting your finances in order, setting clear goals and saying no to everything else that doesn’t align with your goals. For example, don’t wait until you have a health issue to start looking after yourself. Be proactive.
  2. Review 2020 goals – We all know what a challenge this year has been (to put it mildly). We can still review our goals set for 2020 and see what we can learn, change, adapt to the new year. Here are my goals from 2020 (you can read all about it here)
    • I will grow my Handmade over Coffee (which is my handmade store) by 10%. I did have an increase in revenue (the business grew by 62%) this year with all the hurdles.
    • I will break my personal record in running a full marathon (5 hours and 7 mins) but consistent training and proper nutrition. I have been working on my nutrition and strength training. But sadly could not run a Full marathon this year and did three Half marathons instead. This goal is still on schedule for April 2021.
    • I will read 12 personal development books this year. – I have read three personal development books this year but way more than 12 fiction ones. I will reset this goal for a reasonable timeline in 2021.
  3. Set core habits – As author James Clear calls them, Keystone habits. Set these to protect your time, energy, put in consistent work, and be rewarded with exponential growth. Try to stack them on existing habits, making it a bit easier to follow through.

What are your ideas for resolutions that stick longer? Share them with me.

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