2020 has been an interesting year, to say the least.

Do you remember your plans for 2020 back in January?

I do.

This week, for example, I was supposed to be on vacation in Turks and Caicos with my family. That and a lot of other things on my to-do list got canceled.

Most of us had plans and a vision for things to go a certain way. But boy, were we in for a surprise. We got a crash course in unpredictability, dealing with uncertainty, and resiliency.

We expected things to happen that didn’t, and we had to change, adjust, and pivot quickly. We learned how to create and innovate. And if we didn’t learn how to create and innovate, we watched things happen in shock and disbelief.

…watching things happen and waiting for the next shoe to drop.

Knowing what you know now, how do you want to create the next six months of your life?  

As we approach the next six months, we have gained a new perspective. Perhaps you can use that to set the tone for the next six months of the year.

Here are a few things I am leaving behind and a few things I am taking with me in the next six months.

What I am leaving behind:

  1. Anxiety about the future.

  2. Expectations about how things SHOULD go.

  3. Rigid timelines.

  4. Attempting to change my circumstance in an attempt to feel better.

  5. Waiting for something to change before I take action.

  6. Ruminate, wish for, hope for, or assign blame.

What I am taking with me:

  1. A deeper sense and relationship with spontaneity.

  2. Peace and harmony with uncertainty.

  3. Trust in my ability to handle change.

  4. Stronger resiliency in bouncing back from change.

  5. Intentionality and the quality of being deliberate and on purpose about my life.

  6. A more significant connection to my values and what is important to me.

  7. Emotional agility.

  8. A greater sense of focus and direction.

What about you?

As you reflect on the first six months of 2020, what do you want to take with you and leave behind as you step into the next six months?

What has become clear to you?

How will the next six months be different from the first six?

How do you want to feel?

What do you know for sure?

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