What Was Good About 2020?

The man was leaving the dentist’s office where I had just had my teeth cleaned.  He was wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I was on the walkway leading to the street when he closed the front door of the office and stopped before starting down the stairs.  “I know I shouldn’t wish my life away”, he said, “but I will be so happy when this year is over.”  I told him I was sure he had lots of company.


It has been a long difficult year.  Are you as eager for the new year as this man was?  I certainly have the feeling that I would like to see the end of this year come quickly.  Hopefully 2021 will be a better year!

This is the time of the year my clients and I usually look back to underline our business accomplishments. They may not be the usual type this year, but it is time to celebrate our successes.  It is more important to acknowledge our accomplishments this year than it has been in the past.  We all need something to cheer about.

This year maybe we also need to be thinking about what we have learned about ourselves during the pandemic. Is what you thought was important before the pandemic the same as what you now think is important?  Perhaps you have just become aware of doing something that isn’t serving you. Is it time to make a change?  

It has been a trying year but even in the worst of years we can achieve something and we can learn something.  It is easy to talk about what is wrong with this year and every time I turn on the news, I hear it.  

Now think about the good that has come from this year and spend some time thinking or writing about that.  Times of turmoil can be times of growth.  Where have you grown?  Take some time to acknowledge and celebrate your growth, learning and accomplishments. 

Here are two other articles I wrote for December. 

The first is 10 Ways to Build a Strong Spiritual Life and was published in the December 2015 edition of Parker’s Points.

The second is an article I wrote for Road to Success in December 2010 entitled My Wish For My Readers

Coaching for You

Have you been beating your self up because you want to do something but for some reason you are avoiding it.  Coaching can help you see the problem from a different perspective.  It can also help you to feel better about yourself.  Both will make you a happier and more confident person.  Interested?  Give me a call or send me an email. My telephone number is 781-598-0388 or email me at asparker@asparker.com.

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