It has no doubt been a very tough year for everyone. There’s been uncertainty around every corner. There have been obstacles in your path that you never thought possible. Many of you have lost family members and friends, saw relationships fall apart, or learned that your job was no longer available.
Regardless of how challenging 2020 has been, I want you to know that there’s hope for a better tomorrow.
Over the next 35 days or so, I encourage you to see how you can finish this year as strong as possible. If you spend more time working instead of investing in key relationships, perhaps now is the time to pivot to those who truly matter most to you.
If you’ve been working from home for the last several months but really haven’t connected with your family or friends, take the time to do it. On the other hand, if you have found joy and pleasure being with family during the pandemic, commit to continuing that through the holidays and into the new year.
If you’ve worked too much and you need to relax, take the time to renew yourself. If you haven’t read a book in a while, pick one up and read it this year.
If you haven’t really accomplished what you wanted in 2020, look for a way to move the needle before the year ends.
There’s no doubt that as we turn the calendar to 2021, many of us will be excited to see 2020 in the review mirror. I’m one of them. That said, we can act now so that when we turn the page, we will carry a couple of last few wins forward with us into 2021.
P.S. If you want to set yourself up for success in 2021, sign-up for and start the 5 Week Leadership Challenge today.
Patrick Leddin, PhD is a speaker, global leadership consultant, and The Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Five-Week Leadership Challenge. Patrick is an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University with a thriving leadership blog and podcast, and 25-years of leadership experience. He offers an unparalleled mix of academic rigor and real-world experience.