New Year's Resolutions: 4 Things To Do Differently in 2020

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As we approach a new year, here are some New Year's resolutions to consider that could help you make this your best year yet. Reach your goals in 2020!


Back in 2017, I talked about some ideas for New Year's resolutions to help make 2018 your most successful year ever. As we approach 2020, I wanted to update this information with the same goal in mind.

New Year's Resolutions: 4 Things To Do Differently in 2020, Marshall Connects

So, as we prepare to say goodbye to 2019, I want to share some things you can do differently to make the New Year your best year ever!

Our New Year's Resolutions for 2020

When it comes to 2020 our goals are simple - be more productive and make a difference.
Here are some suggestions that you may want to add to your New Year's Resolutions — they can make a significant difference in your life.

#1 Finding clarity is vital.

Knowing what you want in life is essential. Be sure to define your wants and needs. Take the time to reflect on what truly makes you happy!

This mindfulness can be a game-changer in your success at home and at work. Here’s more on why this is one of the most important aspects of a full life.

#2 Self-awareness is necessary.

As I highlight in my presentations and coaching sessions, strong self-awareness is necessary for success. A lack of it will limit your potential. Self-awareness not only helps you to understand your strengths and areas of development, it provides insight into thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and motivation.

While we're on the topic of self-awareness, I'd like to direct you to this post where I discuss the unlimited benefits of having social awareness at work.

#3 Exercise self-compassion often.

Self-compassion is defined as extending compassion to one's self in instances of perceived inadequacy, failure, or general suffering.

It’s about taking care of yourself and knowing you’re enough.

So often we attempt to reinvent ourselves at the beginning of a New Year. We’re hardwired to focus on the negative, the things we don’t do well. We need to learn to be gentle with ourselves.

Our performance is not enhanced when we are self-critical. Practicing self-compassion can reduce stress and assist us in moving forward more positively.

#4 Celebrate achievements along the way.

While being focused on achieving our goals is essential to success, so is celebrating the small achievements along the way.

There are numerous ways to always keep success in the top drawer of our mind. These include using visual reminders, making your goals public, and highlighting small achievements in a journal. By leveraging our strengths, we’ll enhance our overall development, and be in a mindset to celebrate each small step we take toward our goal of becoming more effective and making a difference.

An Extra New Year’s Resolution

Before we go, I'd like to give you a bonus goal to consider: The next time you're in a situation that's outside your comfort zone, consider being flexible and opening your mind to learning something valuable. Often, this is where we can learn our most powerful life lessons. Find out more about learning from everyone (and everything) you encounter here.

Now, try writing down your own New Year's resolution. After all, writing down your goals for 2020 will increase your success!
Let’s start (or continue) to shine a spotlight on our strengths in the New Year, and stay away from negativity. Make sure you reach your goals in 2020!

Would you like one-on-one guidance with reaching all of your goals in 2020, including self-development, team building, employee relationships, and more? Click here.

Did you like this post? If you’d like to see more like this, have a look at these articles:

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This article was originally published on December 30, 2017, and has been updated.

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