One of the most common trends at the end of each year is to capture all of the highlights from the year. After all, it only makes sense to celebrate what one has accomplished. However, since the end of 2019 represents the end of both an entire year but also an entire decade, I wanted to change things up a bit.
However, while this list may seem impressive, I think it would be inauthentic to ignore the obstacles that came along the way and what it cost.
To be clear though, I don't regret any time or energy spent on the people and projects I participated in. It's just that I approached 2019 as a sprint rather than a marathon with a proper rest and recovery strategy. And as I reflect on this year, it is clear my infrastructure needs a severe upgrade.
Rather than list out a bunch of things I aspire to accomplish in the next year, I felt it was more appropriate to list out the top three lessons learned from this year.
More on this in future posts where I break this down more and the reasons behind each lesson. However, as mentioned earlier, I realized that to continue growing at the pace I want, a major change was required.
While I would typically prefer to write about everything in more depth, the release of this post is progress for me after the many failures of 2019. It's not perfect, but it is something and I can always elaborate more in the future.
As I prepare to step into the next decade, that is perhaps the sole thing I need to remember:
Don't focus on creating the perfect outcome. Instead, jump headfirst and enjoy the messy and imperfect process of creation.
And as I look back, while I will always be grateful for the system I built that brought me to where I am today, I know it's time to tear it down and get back to the basics.
Initiating Phoenix Protocol...
See you in 2020.