▪︎Reflecting on a Breakthrough Year▪︎
"It's not about the speed, brother. It's about the journey and the amount of resistance you endured and are able to share with the rest of us."
I recently returned from my racecation in Honolulu, Hawaii. After completing the marathon a close friend of mine sent kind, encouraging, and celebratory words to me. He reminded me to take a moment to soak in all that has taken place.
In 2019 I set and accomplished the following goals:
+Begin my Graduate Degree Program
+Begin a Career in Higher Education
+Qualify for the Boston Marathon
+Purchase My Favorite Car
+Run 3,000+ miles: the equivalent mileage of crossing the nation from Huntington Beach to Central Park
+Significantly Contribute and help improve the life of others
+Serve Others Daily
+Maintain a Vegan Diet
+Learn More, Listen to Podcasts, & Read Many Books
+Make Every Encounter an Experience
+Make Valuable Connections & Experiences
+Deepen my Spiritual Life & Practices
+Practice Yoga more Frequently
+Begin Journaling Daily
+Begin a Daily Meditation Practice
Through daily implementation of diligence, determination, discipline, drive, and deliberate efforts I was able to make significant changes in my life this year. Over the next two weeks I will be preparing my 2020 goals list.
Each of the goals I achieved this year stretched me in positive ways and some continue to stretch me today. Some of the goals took years and many difficult life changing decisions to set up to be actionable & realistic.
As we prepare to transcend into a new year with new chapters, experiences, adversities, and memories I encourage you to reflect on this year and the years before. Begin to think of and write down your goals for 2020. Then, create an action plan. If your goal requires you to grow, your identity will likely change. Ask yourself who you will become, what that person with that identity does, and begin to transition into your new identity.
If you feel excited about your goals for 2020 or what you achieved in 2019 and would like to share please drop a comment below. Sharing personal achievements and goals can be intimidating but also very powerful & connecting.