The vision for 2020 is simple: becoming.
At the start of 2010, I was a junior in high school. At the end of 2019, I was a “senior director.” Titles are for the birds in my opinion, but what a wild ride the last 10 years have been. Highlights:
- Traveled to Germany
- Skydived in 3 states
- Graduated High School
- Dropped out of college
- Graduated from Lakeland University with a BA in Communications #GoMuskies (It’s a real school unlike South Harmon Institute of Technology)
- Lived at 11 different addresses (moved 13 times)
- Married my forever partner
- Father to 2 kids
- Alleged father/owner of 6 dogs
- Owned/Traded 14 vehicles
- Lived in 2 states
- Currently have a pair of underwear that has lasted longer than any relationship (sorry, babe)
Throughout the last 10 years, one thing has always been the “goal”: Success. Success meant money, cars, house, and the nice stuff, the good shit (Pardon me).
By most accounts, I have that success- a great job, a beautiful house, the vehicles, and the “stuff.” By my own account though, I lost what truly made childhood, school, and life so special: the people and the journey.
The vision for 2020 is less about accomplishing and more about becoming the man I’d hope my kids become, the man I promised my wife I’d be, and the man that is more concerned about loving people and less about succession.
That being said, the 2020 vision:
- Becoming a runner (more importantly, becoming a finishing runner)
- Altering my relationship with money (thinking long-term- less 2-5 years, more 20-40 years)
- Becoming a writer
- Becoming a creator (enjoying the creation process of “making”)
- Becoming a reader again (laziness is my biggest challenge)
- Loving people without an agenda – the question Bob Goff poses in his book Live in Grace Walk in Love is “What if we just loved without a strategy, without a goal, without a resolution, but just because that’s really all that we are called to do?”
- Becoming the father I hope my kids are someday
- Becoming the husband I promised my wife of 6 years I’d be
All of these have targets- “specific measurables”- but the real shift in strategy is thinking long-term about the journey and less about the actual target. I don’t just want to crush this year- I want to crush the next decade and beyond.
The vision is set, the strategy in place, and so it goes… (to play on the great Buzz Lightyear): TO BECOMING AND BEYOND!