Completing 2020 seems to be the goal in the minds and hearts of all those I speak with whether in business or my personal life. To say 2020 was a “unique year” seems like such an incomplete definition. Yet, it was with the concept of ‘incompletes’ in mind that I decided to change up my annual Completing and Remembering blog.
For this unique year, I will offer a unique challenge. When you receive this blog in your inbox, you will have about 40 plus days to clean up the remnants of 2020. I am suggesting that instead of remembering 2020, you transform your 2020 experiences into the foundation for your 2021 goals.
Completing 2020 Incompletes
- Answer three questions from where you sit right now:
- What do I believe?
- What do I have hope in or for?
- What and/or who do I love?
- Armed with the answers to those three questions, do a review, month by month.
Scan the year. Then answer these three questions being as specific as you can:
- If I am to live as I believe, what do I need to do differently than I did in 2020?
- If what I hope for is to come into reality, what steps do I have to take?
- If I really love who and what I say I love, what new and different steps do I need to take to see those loves in my life in 2021.
In the process of answering these two sets of questions, you will actually develop a good idea of things you need to tackle between now and the end of 2020 to make sure when it’s gone, it’s really gone! The goal is to be left with are all the great learnings. Trust me, we have all learned a lot. Now is the time to record the learnings and use them to get 2021 started as best you can.
Which brings me to one of the many things differently I did or did not do this year. First, I usually write on Monday’s and for many reasons known and unknown, I just dropped writing out of my life. It is a real love of mine. I have taken the first steps to get writing back on my calendar each week.
Next, if you look back on the few things I did publish this year, they were all about my new podcast, Hey, Boss Lady with my co-host, Kristi Atwater. Well, we finally have our first studio-produced series ready for release. Join us on Tuesday, December 8, on Facebook Live at 12:00 noon PST for a 30-minute party with some of our great guests and a lot of our friends. You will read more about the launch in the coming weeks in my blogs that I will write on a given Monday and post over the month!
For today, what I believe is 2020 will have been one of my greatest life learning years ever. I have hope that all I have learned will help me cleanup projects and relationships that no longer serve my highest good. This from a person who has Love and Be Loved as a core VIA strength!
Have fun with the new process. I will be doing some Instagram lives inviting you to share your learnings.
PS: For those of you who really like the old format of Remembering and Competing, here you go:
Remembering and Completing 2020
What was your biggest triumph of 2020?
What was the smartest decision you made in 2020?
What one word best sums up and describes your 2020 experience?
What was the greatest lesson you learned in 2020?
What was the most loving service you performed in 2020?
What is your biggest piece of unfinished business in 2020?
Who were the three people that had the greatest impact on your life in 2020?
What was the biggest risk you took in 2020?
What was the biggest surprise in 2020?
What important relationship improved the most in 2020?
What compliment would you like to have received in 2020?
What compliment would you like to have given 2020?
What else do you need to do or say to be complete as you begin 2021?