Resolutions are for everyday, not just for the new year. Although I also set my plans and goals for 2020, and I am determined to achieve them, we must remind ourselves that as the year goes on we must stay focused on our goals.
2020 will be a great year, an amazing year, I know it. I have a good feeling about it. 2020 is a good number: 2+2=4. Four is a number that has a lot of energy and spirituality. I will tell you more about that in the first chapter of this article (please scroll down).
Patience, perseverance, and consistency are an integral part of your making 2020 the best year ever, a great beginning to a new decade, for not only did we start a new year, but also a new decade. That raises some questions that we should look at, if we are serious about reaching our goals.
What I’ll cover in this article:
- 2020, the meaning of number 4
- Questions You Could Ask Yourself
- Set achievable goals
- Organize your goals
- Don’t try it, do it!
The Meaning of Number 4
I believe in numbers, and four has always been my favorite number with much meaning and depth and even a spiritual connection, long before I even knew what 4 really represented. 4 is a symbol of safety of home, it deals with stability, being the grounded nature of all things.
What does this mean? 4 spiritually reminds you of the need of having or creating a sanctuary at home, a place to build your inner foundation of strength. 4 is persistence and endurance, which we need to achieve our goals. Number 4 also indicates that your angels are around you.
Believe and trust that you have the strength, knowledge, and skills to overcome any obstacle and achieve your objectives.
This is why the year 2020 holds a great promise, a promise you can fulfill with patience, perseverance, and consistency. There is much good energy in the air.
Questions You Could Ask Yourself
It’s a new year and a new decade. Could it be time to ask ourselves some questions that may or may not get our wheels spinning?
- What goals do you want achieved by the end of this year?
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Where will you live?
- Where do you see yourself in ten years, when 2030 rings in? I know, no one likes to think that far ahead. Oh dear, we’ll be a little older …
- What have you wanted to do but were afraid to try?
- If money was no object and nothing was impossible, what would you do?
- What is your why?
- What are your values and are you true to them?
- What are you grateful for?
Set Achievable Goals
We all have our dreams, and dreams can become reality if we set our mind and body to it. We must stay realistic though. If you’re an author and your goal is to sell 500 books, then set a timeline. By when do you want to reach this goal?
If you are thinking of getting this done by the end of January, you are putting too much pressure on you. Don’t push yourself too hard. That being said, don’t be lazy about it either. Giving yourself time until December 2020 to sell 500 books is not much of a goal either. You’re basically setting yourself up for not working hard to achieve your aspiration. Result: success? I don’t think so.
Write down your goals and add the date or month you want to achieve them. For example, sell 500 books by 15 April 2020. Publish a new book by the end of January – which can be done easily on Amazon Kindle Publishing. Travel in July, build a website. Anything you want to achieve, write it down.
Organize Your Goals
You should have long term and short term goals. The best thing is to write them in a notebook, diary, or in a Word document.
- Set yearly goals: what do you want to achieve by the end of 2020?
- Set goals for a 6 months period
- Monthly goals
- Weekly and daily goals
For the long term goals, you can take notes of the big objectives, and for short term ones – like weekly and daily, and perhaps even monthly – write down smaller goals.
Examples of smaller goals:
- write 500 (or 1000) words today (if you’re an author) – set the bar as high as you know you can reach
- research keywords for blog articles
- make keyword lists for future articles
- take a webinar
- make designs for a new book cover
- call parents more often (in case you’re like me and often forget to use the phone for that) 😉
- plan to engage on social media on certain days of the week
- build your twitter following (or any other social media you are using)
- and so on …
Don’t Try It. Do It!
When you begin a new venture, you must be committed. Many people start something new; let’s say a website, a book they want to write, a DIY project, a course, or anything else, and they end up missing the key ingredient to succeed in this endeavor: doing it.
Some people who begin a new project or business say that they’re trying something new, but if you’re only trying, aren’t you setting yourself up for failure in a way? Trying indicates hesitance, uncertainty, fear of failure, and being unsure of succeeding. Doing indicates determination, confidence, and lack of fear, creating a path to success. You should not try it, but do it. There is a huge difference.
Here’s To A Successful and Bountiful 2020!
Whatever your plans are, it’s a good year to get them done. 2020 is going to be a great year! And remember, your resolutions should not only be for the new year, but all throughout 2020, from January through to December. Begin every day like you begin the 1st January. How do you feel when you embark on a new year? Are you filled with hope and good intentions? Do you feel that it’s another beautiful morning? This is how you should wake up every day, not just on 1 January – leaving out the hangover, of course 😉
Sometimes life gets in the way. It happens to me too, getting obstacles thrown in my path. When life happens, all we can do is keep on going and focus on our goals. We could also choose to allow life’s hurricanes to pull us down and drown in despair. While that is sometimes an automatic reaction, it is exactly that, a reaction to events we cannot control. The best we can do is to accept what we cannot change and focus our energy on what we have control over.
Right, that’s easy for me to say, isn’t it? Trust me, I have been down in the dumps, I have hit rock bottom, I know what it’s like, and every single time I have found the strength to pull myself out of it and continue living life and following my dreams. Don’t let anything get you down, and don’t allow anyone to poison you with their toxicity or issues that control them. Stay on your path, remove obstacles, and remain focused. This is your life, you hold the reins. 2020 is our year.