I’m sure you desire to have a very intentional year in 2020. Am I right?
I know you care to better your life and make this your best year yet. This isn’t going to happen on accident though. You and I BOTH know that planning and having a solid year takes work. That’s exactly why I created this podcast episode to talk about how to close out this current year and plan for the next.
Without a massive focus, nothing will change. In this episode, we discuss what system Kramer and I use to close out 2019. We love to spend time reflecting on what happened in the previous year.
We’ll spend time writing the highs and lows throughout the entire year. We discuss all the decisions we made and reflect on the good and bad. This allows us to focus on what we want to do differently. If we don’t like the way the year went, we change it.
It’s always really encouraging to look at the previous years to see how we grew. Every single year shocks me because what our original plans were, never happen. It always gets changed and this can be awesome, but also really hard.
I love seeing God’s faithfulness every single year and the way that he continues to draw us in. The years are often filled with massive growth and reaching new levels we never knew we could. I can contribute it to God and the work he is doing in our hearts.
One small habit that I love Kramer and I changed was no technology in our bedroom. We now have a charging station for our phones and this allows our sleep to be so much better when we’re not staring at a screen. We also spend more time having a meaningful conversation because the phones are down and out of sight.
Small changes lead to massive growth.
What changes did you make this past year in 2019 that led to growth?
When Kramer and I start to plan for a new year, we sit down and think about who we want to become. We decide individually but also as a couple. Who are we becoming and how do we want to move forward with our life. We ask, “in a year, who do we want to be?” These questions are so powerful because it helps you to be intentional with your life.
We set our big goals and dreams of the direction we’re going, but then we work backwards. We start to figure out what has to be true in order for this dream to come true? Who do we have to become? What does that person do on a weekly basis? How about a monthly?
By asking these questions, we’re able to break down our goals to weekly and daily goals. This is where the magic happens. Getting focused and moving forward. Staying intentional on the one thing ahead of you.
Creating purpose and mission statements for all categories of our lives helps us as well. What I mean by this is we determine WHY this category matters in our life.
If we don’t have a good reason why we won’t continue on with the goal or the dream. This clear focus allows Kramer and me to keep each other accountable and it helps us to stay motivated on the goals we set before us. If you’re ready to tune in to the podcast, check it out here!