2021 is one of them, but then again, each and every day is one of them.
For me, the start of 2021 is a time to reflect on the lessons of 2020 (of which there are almost too many to count).
It is a time to start new creative projects, think bigger than ever before, and stand in awe of the achievements of others.
I made lots of mistakes in 2020. I committed to a teaching position in a remote First Nations community that stretched me in both healthy and unhealthy ways. That commitment completely changed my understanding of what success looks like for me.
It made me realize that I had been aiming at and hitting (with some degree of success) the wrong target.
I was living a deferred life plan. The projects, missions and habits that I wanted to work were being ignored, and my unconscious, intuitive voice spoke up in a very real way.
2021, and each glorious new day that it brings is a chance to listen to your inner voice and intuition. It is a chance to live a life that is aligned with your values and your purpose.
You can start today.
What wrong targets are you aiming toward and hitting, giving you a false feeling of success?
What new target(s) can you aim for that might put a fiery gleam of meaning in your eye and a jolt of excitement in your step?
One of the best books I read in 2020 was Peter Thiel's Zero to One, which is serendipitous as we move from 2020 to 2021.
At the core of the book is the idea that the world is ripe for innovation. Copying something or making more of something that already exists is important. But, making something completely new is an act of almost divine creation, and takes the world from zero to one.
You have immense gifts to offer the world. Let's make 2021 the year that that we all move from 0 to 1.