On January 1, 2020 did you have a list of goals for 2020. Were you excited about the promise of a new year and a new opportunity? Was this the year you were going to finally ……….?
I suspect that if you are like most people some of those goals were already at risk before COVID 19 changed our world in March. For essential workers, it increased their hours, their feelings of being at risk, and their stress levels.
For others they were suddenly thrust into the role of a homeschooling teacher. I loved the comment of one child, when asked about his teacher, replied that he really wanted a different teacher the next year (sorry mom).
For some there was the challenge of adjusting to telecommuting, and for others it was the challenge being unemployed with nowhere to go and nothing to do.
None of these things were anticipated when we optimistically created that list on “2020 Goals”.
Have you heard “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail?” I have never planned to fail and yet I have many, many times. I suspect you have too. So how do we plan effectively to minimize failures. Over the years I tried what felt like every planner on the planet, because I was determined to plan, yet none were right for me for more than a couple of months. I suspect you have experienced the same thing.
The first time I came across an undated planner I knew it was a step in the right direction. It gave me the freedom to start on a Tuesday in the middle of February or a Saturday in November. I didn’t have to wait for Jan 1 or waste a significant portion of what I had paid for.
Rationalization is the friend of procrastination. Procrastination is the enemy of progress. It shouted you have a choice to start today. You don’t have an excuse, so start now…it was as if this...