This year has been tough. Businesses have shut down, people have lost their jobs, and some have even lost their loved ones.
While the damage this year has inflicted might be irreparable, this year is coming to an end. Here’s how you can start over in 2021.
What’s Done is Done
Did you lose your job amid the COVID-19 crisis? You’re not alone. Nearly 440 million people worldwide were laid off from their jobs.
You could’ve faced some other type of loss. Maybe your dad got sick, and his treatment drained all your savings. Or worse, you lost a loved one, and it has left unrepairable damage.
No matter what you’ve lost, you need to take a deep breath and tell yourself, “what’s done is done.” Accept that this year was destined to mess things up, and now, you have the opportunity to start over again.
Determine What You Desire
What do you want in life? What is it that you wanted to achieve in 2020 but couldn’t? Is it your dream job? Or is it a business you want to start? Maybe you want to travel abroad.
Whatever it is that you want, settle with it and start focusing on achieving it.
Write a Plan
To achieve any goal – whether small or big – you need a plan. Once you’ve decided what you want to achieve in 2020, write up a plan.
Let’s say you want to get your dream job. Start doing research. Examine the job requirements and what the company expects from the ideal candidate. Then, create a plan to become that perfect applicant.
If you want to travel, your goal could be to earn more money. If your job doesn’t pay well, you might need to start a side hustle.
Evaluate Where You Stand
Once you’ve written a plan, analyze yourself. Let’s take the job example again. Create an ideal candidate persona and place it along with your set of abilities and qualifications. Draw a transparent comparison and determine where you stand.
Doing so will help you figure out your strengths and weaknesses. This way, you’ll know which aspects of yourself you need to work on.
Go for It
Once you’ve fixed your shortcomings, take the final action. If you wanted the job, apply for it. If you dreamt of starting a business, launch it. If you wanted to travel abroad, book a flight. As Pablo Picasso said, “Action is the foundational key to all success.” So, start taking action right away.
One thing 2020 has taught us is that life is full of uncertainties. So, always prepare for failures. If you applied for a job and didn’t get it, it’s okay. If your business didn’t work, that’s fine.
Embrace failures and analyze what you did wrong. Prepare for the next time, and repeat the process all over again.
Things have been difficult this year. But nothing is permanent, and as the new year is around the corner, people are looking forward to positivity, success, and happiness.
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