Everyone gets excited at the turn of a new year and it feels like a huge magical reset button gets activated. There is some kind of a freshness released as we get back into daily life with an extra impetus to give it our best shot. Some will set goals, others will make resolutions and the race to the end of the year will begin.
Many have described the year 2020 as the year of 2020 vision. This sounds great and should translate into some epic things happening with much ground breaking progress being made.
In light of the expectation of a new year being a better one, have you really made much progress in the last few years or are you just repeating the same cycle? I know from my own journey that I had many years of repeating the same cycle of excitement, hope, hard work, disappointment and little progress to show for it.
Something had to change and I found it.
2020 vision speaks of great clarity, of seeing ahead and achieving much with that insight, the term being borrowed from the eye specialists description of perfect vision. But, the saying “hindsight is 2020 vision” comes to mind. No one can really see the future, but based on what has happened in the past we can more accurately predict better outcomes for the future informed by better decisions. From a technology perspective this decade has been marked as one that will see the greatest success coming from the exploitation of data. Companies will be using software to analyse the past (data) to predict what actions will make them most profit.
This is what I found – look back at successes, look back at failures, not just my own but that of others. As I began to look at what worked for me and what didn’t, what worked for others and what didn’t, this gave me a good sense of the things I needed to change to ensure my new year ended better than the last year. Remember, it is insanity to keep doing the same things and expect a different result.
Keeping this simple practice at the centre of your mode of operation will ensure that every new year will deliver to you 2020 vision.