With 2020 behind us, now’s the perfect time to set intentions for the year ahead. In today’s blog post, we provide our 6 essential tips for setting personal and professional intentions in the year 2021.
It is easy to get distracted by where we want to end up. But, when we do this, we miss the most critical part, the journey. Avoid focusing on the endpoint, and instead, consider what your journey will look like.
Rather than merely setting a goal to advance in your career, instead, find ways to create a journey that will be part of your everyday life. For example, signing up for a career course, embarking on mentorship, and exploring new careers you may not have even considered.
When you focus on the journey you remain mindful and engaged in your growth.
When setting intentions for the year ahead, push aside self-doubt and concerns that your current circumstances limit you. Instead, look for the possibilities all around you. When doubt starts to find its way into your mind, flip the switch and get excited about the limitless number of options that lay ahead.
Numerous studies found that people who consciously practice gratitude tend to be happier. When you’re happier, new challenging tasks become more manageable. As you set intentions for 2021, be sure to focus on gratitude throughout the journey. Even when things don’t go the way you were expecting, be grateful for the lessons you learn and the new experiences you have.
Celebrating successes (small and large) is crucial to embarking on a successful journey. When things fall into place, stop and celebrate. Throughout your journey, you’ll see affirmations that you’re on the right path. Don’t pass these moments without pausing to celebrate. Better yet, celebrate with others!
Setting intentions is extremely important. Even more important, taking action. Twelve months is a long time, but intentions require constant action. What can you do every single day that will help you on your journey to a better, more fulfilling life and career?
When we’re inspired, great things happen. Staying inspired can be difficult, but it is imperative to find ways to get motivated throughout the year. Listening to music, reading motivational quotes, and practicing positive self-talk are just a few ways to tap into the power of inspiration.
Do you need more advice on setting your 2021 intentions? The coaches at Ignite Your Potential are here to help. Reach out and take advantage of our complimentary 25-minute phone sessions.