If you’re like me, this is the time of year when I generally reflect and look ahead to the coming year. Though 2020 has been abnormal, to put it mildly, some traditions help to steady the ship. Here are 20 things I learned in 2020.
- Given the choice between doing it alone and inviting someone in, 8 times out of 10 it’s better to invite someone in.
- Community is hard to maintain, especially when you can’t go places or do things. But it’s worth it
- I am terrible at resting, but rest is integral to success.
- A pro mindset means embracing the need to pivot.
- Time can be a gift, especially when I want things to happen instantly.
- I’m really into planting metaphors.
- I need to meet people where they are, not where I’d like them to be.
- Saying no to more is not as scary as I thought.
- Busy work is where my creativity goes to die.
- Saying yes to the next small, faithful step adds up to real, sustainable progress.
- Nothing is wasted.
- Failure is just successfully learning what doesn’t work.
- People can’t read my mind. I have to ask for what I need.
- My needs are worth considering.
- There is no secret. There is no hack. There is only the work.
- Being single is both hard and great.
- Empowering singles to see their intrinsic worth and step into what God is calling them to in their current context is the best job a person could have.
- Some days you need to lay on the floor and feel sad, then watch Jeopardy and take a nap.
- God is gentle and kind. Even when it’s hard for me to believe.
- I need more accountability than I think I do.
What did you learn this year? Drop a comment below and let me know!
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