Hello 2020!  It’s not just a new year, but a new decade!   I woke up today feeling the buzz of possibility and excitement for the coming year.  

Today is the day that a lot of us start our New Year’s resolutions.   And sadly, most of us will not stick with them.  According to one study, 80% of people do not keep their New Year’s resolutions.  One reason for this breakdown is that new habits take around 66 days to form and it easy to let our good intentions fizzle out after a couple of weeks. 

Instead of setting big goals for 2020, I encourage you to pick a theme for the year.   I am picking New and Different for my theme.    I am going to try new things.  Do things differently.  And look at things from a new perspective. 

Setting a theme for your year gives you a touchstone that you can go back to again and again.  Whenever you have to make a decision or solve a problem, you can ask yourself is this in line with my theme?  Using your theme this way will help you focus on what you want and take action to get it.  Before you know it, you will see small changes in your life that will snowball into big changes and by the end of 2020 your life will look completely different. 

What is your theme this year?  Reply in the comments and let me know!