I hate the word resolutions. Did I ever tell you that? If you have followed me for a while, you would have heard me say this before. I used to live for resolutions. Wait until January 1st to begin the new diet or the new resolution that I believed was going to change my life. And here we are, in 2021, and I can’t even tell you of a resolution that has changed my life over my course of setting them.
So here we are on the first day of 2021. With 2020, in the rearview mirror, we are more than ready to move on with what little hope we may still have. I mean, 2020 gave us a run for our money and there are some of us that are still barely holding on. I have my moments.
There are two times every year that get me feeling super pumped. January and September. These are the months that I feel like I hit a reset button. January, well because, the prospect of a brand new year is just too enticing not to love. And September, well that is because the kids are back in school so I feel like we get a chance to refocus our efforts and our goals.
I take time in both of these months to really think about what I want out of life. It is like twice a year I get to reinvent what I want from my life and who doesn’t want that.
I haven’t set resolutions since I started my self-love journey in 2014. That was the year that I decided no more and I banned that word. It wasn’t benefiting me in any way so to get rid of it meant that I was giving myself back some power that I had lost.
Resolutions took that power away from me for so many years. I still cringe when I hear women say that they are creating their list of resolutions. My solution, create goals. But not JUST goals. Create goals that are meaningful, scary and massive. Goals that make you second guess yourself but goals that light you up inside.
In 2020, I became part of an accountability group that has been amazing. We chat once a week. Mostly we talk about the goals that we are working towards but sometimes we just discuss life and how hard it is to be an entrepreneur. The moderator of the group created a 21 goals list for us to make and these are the goals that I wanted to share with you today. I am going to add a few more BIG and SCARY goals that I don’t have on that list but I want to work towards.
It was difficult for me at first to come up with 21 goal ideas. The last couple of months of 2020 just wore me down and I really didn’t want to keep moving forward. I just wanted to quit. BUT I am not a quitter so I decided to take a few weeks off of posting new content on my blog and posting to social media randomly just to give myself a break.
I am feeling more creative, more energetic and more excited for the year to come because I gave myself that time. I will be doing the same again this year and taking the whole month of December off so that I can just take some downtime with my family.
Along with my goals for the year, I always pick a word of the year. Well, not always but I started doing that in about 2016. My word for 2020 was becoming and I really think that is exactly what I did, both in business and in my personal life. I became more than I thought I would. I had breakthroughs and setbacks along with working through some of the darker moments in my life. That is what I had hoped that becoming meant at the beginning of the year. There is still a lot of things that I need to work through but I have come a long way and am excited to continue my personal growth and business growth in 2021.
My word for 2021 is fierce. It is a word that came to me while I was doing some of the exercises in the book, The Fire Starter Sessions. (An absolute must-read if you have never read it.) We had to do an exercise to create words that we wanted our life to represent. Fierce stuck with me so it has become my 2021 word of the year.
Are you ready? Here are the 21 goals that I wrote down to reach in 2021 along with some bonus goals that I haven’t yet told anyone. So consider yourselves lucky to be on the inside.
Those are the goals that I have created for myself. Here are a few additional goals that I am working towards.
So there are all my big, scary and amazingly awesome goals for 2021. I want to hear what your goals are for this new year. Remember to be grateful for all the amazing moments in your life and 2021 will be unstoppable for you.
Oh and this blog post represents blog #150 that goes live on my site.