Today is going to be a great day. How do I know? Because I’m in control, and I’ve decided it will be.
There have been many parts of 2020 that seemed undesirable on the surface. But as I look back on my life so far this year, I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment, and I am ashamed of nothing. The events of 2020 got me to where I am today. It all happened for a reason, and I am moving forward with the confidence that I can and will succeed in achieving my desired outcomes.
Every morning I journal, and every morning I express my gratitude. Despite this habit, I’ve realized it can be easy to forget to focus gratitude upon myself. But I’ve also found that slowing down to reflect upon my personal successes, achievements and progress is important.
I encourage you all to slow down, find your personal space and take the time to reflect on everything that has occurred during 2020:
- Where were you on January 1st, on March 1st and on April 1st?
- And where are you today?
- How have things changed for you?
- What have you experienced?
- What are you the most proud of?
During your reflection, feel your power. Run a simple meditation, and think about your internal energy. Focus on one area of your body, like the palms of your hands. Keep your focus there, and feel your energy.
One simple breathing technique you can use to reset before starting is to take two quick breaths followed by an exhale, repeat this 3x. It will relax you. While you are sitting there focusing on your energy, be silent, be still and then realize that life is all around you, and there is power in your presence.
You are right where you should be, right here and right now.
Now, reflect on what’s to come:
- What does the balance of 2020 look like for you?
- What does your personal win look like?
- What three things (that you can control) do you want to be true on January 1st?
2020 has been a year unlike any other, but life this year has happened for you — not to you.
You have accomplished so much this year, and you have learned many things along the way. Despite the hardships of 2020, the year was a gift to get you to where you are today. And from this moment, you can engineer your win for the balance of the year.
Stay focused on the positive energy inside of and around you. This positive energy, combined with the powerful habits and routines you deploy to achieve your goals, will get you where you want to be.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. I believe in that, and I believe in you.