Isn’t it just brilliant that right now we are embarking not only on a New Year, but a whole New Decade – no matter that you are in your 20’s, 50’s or 70’s, we’re all in “The Twenties”! The Tens sound too much like a troublesome teenager, but the twenties … well, now we’re talking. What an amazing opportunity for a Fresh Start!
2020 makes me think of the old proverb “20/20 hindsight” which means it is easy to understand something after it has already happened and is usually used as an admonishment to a person who should’ve known something would happen, should’ve known better or has made a bad decision.
If we reflect on our last decade, what is it that we have learned or understand about what has happened to us – did we live it one year at a time till (another) ten had come to pass? Did we start in year one with a vision or view of how it would fit into a pathway for the decade ahead or did we kind of stumble across the threshold of the old decade into the new one? Were you so busy going somewhere that you ended up going nowhere? More importantly, are you set to “Repeat Play”?
How about resolving now to drive across the threshold into 2030 and saying – “WOW, that was a GREAT decade? Absolutely nailed it!” Whatever areas of life you want this to manifest in – health, relationships, self-actualisation, fitness, nobility, time with friends and family, help for others – I want to help you look forward and visualise, define, prioritise and take those first steps now. By all means stop, review, re-calibrate, take new steps and so on as every day has a tiny bit of 20/20 hindsight and reflection from which we gain small course-corrections and lessons to move forward, but never lose sight of the bigger picture – scoring a big long term win for yourself. We build careers, houses, relationships, but do we have a long-term Aspiration of building who we are and what we become?
Sports teams on a journey to success don’t hire coaches as a sign of weakness or fear, but as a sign of resolution and strength. When you’re paying someone good money to help you raise your game, that’s a sacrifice, not a submission. It’s an expression of your ambition to improve, not a guilty secret or failure to be hidden from public view. And it is a challenge to life to conform to your will.
Coaches may deal with all and everything from individual and technical skills to fitness, mental attitude and team play, but without keeping a perspective on enjoyment of the game and respect for its rules – which in your case could include your enjoyment of good health, diet and life choices – the game wins and you lose…
Hindsight makes it easy to be knowledgeable about our health or life choices, we can see things that perhaps should’ve been obvious at the time, but didn’t act on because we were too busy living in the moment. But that’s okay if we learn from them, right?
If you want to convert the learnings from your last decade into actions to make the 20’s a conscious, challenging and enjoyable journey to personal self-actualisation, then talk to Coaching for Aspirations. We have built a reputation for delivering a focus on what success means to you.