2021 to 2022

So here we are. Another year about to be put to rest. Another trip around the sun. We will turn the page to 2022 in a matter of hours but have you taken time to truly reflect on what 2021 gave you and how you can prepare for the upcoming year? I want to briefly encourage you to stop and reflect on three different things as you prepare for your 2022.

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Take a few moments and physically write down the blessings that you experienced in 2021. I preferred to write them down on paper but you can use an app in your phone. Just write them down as they come to you. They don’t have to be in any order but take time to experience and see how you have been blessed in 2021.

Our mind has a way of going to the negative, the “sucky” part of what may have happened to us but we need to replace that with our list of blessings and victories from 2021. Keep that list handy and revisit it as necessary as an encouragement so you can be reminded of all of the good that you experienced during this past year.

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Go into 2022 with your “One Word”. This process has helped millions of people, including me, have more of a laser focus on becoming who they can become. Don’t set to-do goals. Set to-be goals. The stuff that you do will happen and be a result of who you become.

For more on this process and to get access to the book see this week’s Five Moments Newsletter.

We also recently recorded our annual One Word podcast on Beyond the Bench and you can listen to that here.

You may not have it on January 1, 2022 but that does not mean that you would wait a year. No matter when you start it I believe it can make a difference in what and how you experience 2022.

Please let me know if I can help you with this process. Take the first step.

My One Word for 2022
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Take your One Word a little bit further and develop your purpose statement. Life can come at you from many different directions and sometimes it feels like it comes at you like a tsunami and crashes in all at once. A purpose statement can help to keep you grounded and help you be reminded of your purpose and what you are on this earth to do and be.

As long as we are given breath on this earth we are here for a reason. We need to live each day on purpose, with a purpose and for a purpose. Having our purpose statement is a great way to live it that purpose in 2022.

Just like your One Word I would be happy to help you develop and put your purpose statement into words to help you experience 2022 in a more meaningful and focused way.

My Purpose Statement

Doing these three exercises does not guarantee rainbows and dancing unicorns because that would be weird anyway. I do believe that we should all be in pursuit of being the best that we can be and become the most that we can become. Doing a few things to help us turn the page in to 2022 with a purpose can set us up to not only lead ourselves in a better way but ultimately lead others and help them become better versions of themselves as well in 2022.

I wish you a blessed close to 2021 and more blessings in 2022.


Published by toddagordon

Currently in his 37th year in the education field. Currently the District Activities Director at Greene County Community Schools in Jefferson, Iowa. Celebrating 37 years of marriage with Deb. Deb works remotely as the Assistant Controller for Treynor (IA) State Bank. We have 3 kids, two son in laws, a daughter in law, two wonderful grandsons, Jonathan and Parker, and three lovely granddaughters, Mia, Madison and Faye. Nicole and Brett are parents to Jonathan and Madison, and are working in ministry in Urbandale, IA. AJ and Regan live in Waukee, IA. A.J. currently works for Thrivent after a few years coaching college basketball including winning a National Championship as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Graceland University. Regan is a Kindergarten teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools at Hubbell Elementary School. Abby and Anthony are parents to Parker and Mia and they outside of Ogden, IA. Abby works as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Anthony works for a landscaping company.

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