In preparations to write this blog, I had so much mixed emotions and thoughts concerning the many lessons that 2020 has taught me.
The reality is this. This new decade has taught me more lessons than I can find the words to articulate. It was difficult to summarize those thoughts to just a few lessons.
Still, I want you to take this journey with me as I share just a few of the major lessons 2020 has taught me.
1. There Is Power In Bouncing Back
Who would have ever thought coming into 2020 we were all going to be faced and challenged with this pandemic?
I surely did not.
Many of us have been set back as it relates to our plans concerning life and in some cases, we lost more than we ever thought possible. Despite the emotional impact of it all, 2020 has birthed resilience that countless of us did not know existed.
If I had to sum up my first lesson in one sentence, I would say that "2020 has taught me how to be resilient, pivot, and bounce back".
Pitfalls, mistakes, and setbacks are inevitable. The true measure of success is found in one's ability to bounce back. There is power in the bounce back.
2. Your Relationships Matter
For many, this year revealed what matters most and that is relationships of all dynamics. I can not emphasize how important it is to cherish and honor your relationships.
Numerous persons have lost their lives this year. It is truly heartbreaking.
This has caused me to develop a newfound appreciation for the fragility of life.
Life is much more precious than anything this world has to offer.
3. Create Budgets and Invest Wisely
If we are all completely honest with ourselves, one of the things we can say is that 2020 has taught many of us is how to invest and spend on what matters most.
In other words, we have learned how to prioritize.
With that being said I have learned to budget carefully as it related to my finances.
Before this year budgeting was something I did, but I never treated it as a necessity.
For those of you that have a stream of income coming in I admonish you to budget and invest wisely.
4. Take Mental Breaks
With much going on, sometimes we forget that we need to take a mental break and actually breathe.
A lot of times, we get caught up in walking out our purpose that we overlook the need to recalibrate.
Not only is it okay to rest and invest in yourself, but it is also beneficial.
5. Trust God No Matter What
I did not only learn new lessons, but I was also reminded of old lessons.
One of those reminders that I needed this year was believing that
"Whatever God started He will finish."
If it's one thing that was shaken in 2020, it was the faith of believers. We all need to be reminded of this truth.
all while maintaining faith in God.
I can honestly say I'm much more of a stronger person because these core values kept me.
I'm not sure how many persons may read this, but if you are reading this, I want to remind you that you are stronger than you think.
The mere fact that you are still standing despite all curveballs this year threw is an indication of your strength.
I pray that these lessons would empower you as much as it did for me.
Never forget your life is a solution.
Thank you for taking this journey with me.
Have an amazing week. 😄