It’s time to put 2020 in your rearview mirror and start looking forward to making 2021 the best year yet. With inspiration from The Latch, we put together a gameplan for a successful new year and we wanted to share it with you!
Fewer Assumptions = More Hope
It’s easy to assume a scenario will play out the same way we planned it in our heads. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. When you view life with hopeful optimism and stop assuming outcomes, growth opportunities begin to present themselves.
It’s important to let go of how you think things should be and instead focus on the reality of the situation. Be flexible and adjust your plans to respond to your new reality.
What Can You Control?
Shifting your focus toward acceptance and away from control will make you a much happier person. If you feel anxious in a situation, slow down and ask yourself, is the outcome something I can control? If not, let it go. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we don’t always have a choice in the matter.
New Year’s resolutions rarely stick because they either aren’t specific enough or they are too ambitious. Dr. Jo Lukins, a performance psychologist, suggests setting two types of goals: “Achievable” and “Desirable”. “Achievable” goals can be accomplished regardless of the things going on in the world and “Desirable” goals are contingent and require flexibility.
Online classes, house renovation projects, and creative endeavors are examples of “Achievable.” Running a marathon, traveling to another country, and organizing an in-person conference are all considered to be “Desirable” goals. Create a list with a combination of the two; be disciplined when working toward the goals on your “Achievable” list, and be flexible with how you deal with “Desirable” goals.
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We’re Saying Goodbye to 2020 and Welcoming 2021 at Limbaugh Toyota
At Limbaugh Toyota, we’re saying goodbye to every 2020 model on our lot to make room for the 2021 class. This year was unpredictable, but it was a great year for cars and now is a great time to get incredible year-end savings on every remaining 2020 model on our lot. Shop our available inventory online and give us a call, message, or stop by and test drive one today!