Greetings and Happy New Year from myself and GDI!
2021 is out of the gates and off to a colorful start indeed! With a continuing global pandemic and an impending state of emergency declaration for different parts of Japan, we must push ahead with starting the year off right!
Typically the beginning of the year brings a natural renewed enthusiasm for goal and objective setting, yet this year does feel different. Who could have imagined what would take shape and transpire in 2020? Unsureness, skepticism, and ambivalence of what will be in the near future are all a part of our playbooks this year, yet, even so, it is imperative to move ahead with as much optimism and confidence about what will be. As in all things, this too shall pass. There will be an end to the present predicament, and those with clear plans and roadmaps in place will do well.
With this thought in mind, I spent a good part of my holiday reflecting on 2020 and deliberating about what could be in 2021. What are the key actions, commitments, and people needed to succeed in moving forward? Many of you may balk at the idea of optimism and setting goals for the year, but in reality, goal-setting is essential right now, maybe even more than ever before. They are needed to maintain productivity and forward movement, but also your sanity!
To move past the feeling of doubt and helplessness that 2020 has left behind, here are a few ideas that I have used to keep focused and help set my own goals. I hope you can use some, if not all, of these ideas to help you develop your goals while we still face uncertain times
The process of finding and focusing on your THREE MAIN GOALS was introduced to me by a fascinating and motivated individual. Some of you may know him, Patrick Bet David and Valuetainment, which I listen to weekly. Thank you, Patrick, for the ideas and the process, which I have included below. Full respect for all you do.
Step 1: Choose Your Categories (for example)
Step 2: Find and Set Your Goals (Wringing Out the Water)
Step 3: Define New Habits – Professional and Personal Development
Step 4: Believe in Your Goals and Believe in You
Now six days into January, I am reviewing my Goals and Personal Business Plan daily, and I am determined to accomplish all three goals in each of my categories. And although this advice is simple, I hope it is useful for you in your journey to reach your full potential.
Good Luck, and Wishing you all a Successful 2021!!!!