So often, we think about the future as an extension of the past. A continuation. An evolution.
But life is not continuous. If there is anything that 2020 showed us, it is that life is discontinuous. Things are the same, until they are not. Some people succeed in that and others do not. Even if they otherwise have the same circumstances.
This is always true.
The question is why? Why have some done so well in the pandemic, and some have struggled? Even in the same industry?
My experience is that a big factor in why some succeed while others fail is that some have created a clearer vision of where they want to go.
They start at the end.
They think about what they are driven to do.
About their bigger sense of purpose.
And then they ask themselves—Who do I need to become to create that?
What habits and routines and mindsets, established today, will lead to that result in one or five or ten years?
How do I build the organization that I want, to have the impact that I am called to have?
It’s one thing to have good habits.
It’s another to know why you have them. And to live from that sense of purpose every day.
What do you want to create in 2021?
And who do you need to be to create that?