by Amy Gamblin
A question I posed with multiple clients this year: “What do you have to be positive about in 2020?”
Positivity in 2020? On the surface level, this almost seems like a contradiction in terms. 2020 has been a difficult year for so many. Understandably so. With the pandemic, racial and social injustice conversations, political debates that have torn people apart, hurricanes, wildfires, murder hornets – for goodness sake! The list goes on and on. There are so many people wishing 2020 was over – like it has been a bad dream that you wake up from and “poof” – all of a sudden things are different.
Well, wait. Think for a moment. What is there to be positive about in 2020?
- Perhaps you have rediscovered a passion that you once had and weren’t able to take time to nourish before and then you had that time in 2020.
- Perhaps you thought about the love of your family and friends and you intentionally sought that out with deep and meaningful connections in 2020.
- Or maybe you had an opportunity to learn new skills, read new books, and further your personal or professional development in 2020.
- Or what if you took some time to “chill” and binge-watch shows that you wanted to watch that made you laugh out loud, be silly, or encouraged you to think about your own life.
Yes, hindsight is 20/20, and positivity in 2020 is a mindset to nurture.
When I asked the question to my clients, “What do you have to be positive about in 2020?” here are some of the answers they gave: liberation, clarity, focus, gratitude, joy, family, personal development, life.”
What is it for you? What do you have?