I have had a hard time hitting the reset button. It is easy in so many ways to stop a downward spiral; you just need to stop and restart. Hit the reset button, so to speak.
Yet, December, or maybe most of 2020, has been a bit of a wash. I mean, the year started out well. There was a bit traction in my business. I met with artists, had positive responses to emails, had conferences scheduled, and then everything was canceled.
The strange thing is, I think it was because I just didn’t foresee how long this cancelation process would be. I thought we would shut down for a few weeks or a month, and then everything would restart.
In hindsight, it is easy to see this wasn’t going to be over quickly.
Yet, I didn’t see it, and I didn’t hit a reset button. I didn’t look to see the other ways around what was happening.
Over the months, I would slowly start to come out of the fog of 2020 and move forward. I would put time and real energy into my business, life, health, running, family, only to get stopped by another fun bit of 2020.
The thing is, I am not an excuse kind of person. Sure there were reasons why I allowed myself to get derailed, but honestly, I just couldn’t shake off the funk this year.
In fact, I am still having a hard time hitting the reset button.
I am not naive enough to think the clock striking midnight on December 31st will actually give everyone and everything a clean slate. But there is something to be said about the new year on the horizon.
You see, unlike prior years, I don’t have work, personal, or family plans scheduled into 2021. I don’t have a list of vacations scheduled out. I have no conferences on my calendar, no work events on my calendar. There is an entirely blank 2021 calendar ready to hang up on my wall.
With so much unknown going into 2021, I have not planned anything. And the exciting thing about having no plans is that I have time to work on my goals. I have real-time to work on what is important.
So, that is what I am doing today. Working on hitting my reset button. Working on what I will accomplish in 2021. Where there are constraints but no limitations. Working on getting my wants worded into goals and down into tasks.
May you take this blank slate of a new year and slay your goals. There is no reason not to just use this blank slate to get to work on what is really important to you.