How to Achieve a Transformational Shift in 2021

UPDATED: December 23, 2020
PUBLISHED: December 26, 2020

What if we could use the events of 2020 to achieve a transformational shift in 2021? It would be nice, right? The truth is it’s actually something you can accomplish.

There are three things, that if you apply and put into your world, you will find allow you to actually benefit from the crisis. They will help you capitalize on the past year that hasn’t been so great.

The first thing is, I want you to think about taking a look at your past pain, letting go of it, but holding onto the lessons. When you think about the things that have happened—maybe you’ve lost loved ones, you’ve lost a career, you’ve lost income, clients—within every one of the losses, there’s a pain that’s created that if we look at it correctly, it shows us lessons. It’s the silver lining everybody talks about.

If you don’t allow yourself to see the lesson because it’s clouded in pain, you can never apply those in the next stage of your life. And 2021, it’s gonna be something that needs the lessons you’ve learned. It’s a whole new world, whole new people, whole new situation. And I want you to look back at your past and target the pain and say, What lesson can I extract and apply to the next tiers of my life?

Once you get a feel for this, the next thing I want you to do is double down on new dreams. Here’s the thing: We’re all at the starting line. We’re all going into new space and a new stage of life. Now we can say, “What if I dream bigger?” Because some people are gonna come out of this timeframe with new, amazing growth in certain areas that were only possible because they doubled down on dreaming. They saw something new, something that’s possible that might’ve been at first just an idea, but they said, “I’m gonna go all in and build from that.”

And usually it comes from lessons. I learned this lesson, I see an opportunity, I’m doubling down on dreaming bigger than I ever have because now is the perfect time to do it. If you can get to the point of digging a little bit deeper, that’s going to allow you to pursue something grander and grander that sparks a soul fire to make you go after it.

Thirdly, I want you to start creating disgusting consistency. Because momentum is something you can’t stop. You can’t waver with it. If you’re consistent, if you have a dream and you get moving, you take action. What happens is, it gets to the point where even if a 2020 happens again, which I hope it doesn’t, you have some momentum that cannot be slowed down.

I had phenomenal momentum coming into 2020. Because of that, when everything went crazy, I was still able to keep moving. I fell forward. I failed forward. If you want to look at your life moving forwards, take a look back. Say, Where is some area where I can learn lessons? which is big. Say, I’m going to lean in and I’m not gonna let something like 2020 happen again. I’m gonna create disgusting consistency and discipline so I create momentum. And when you can create that momentum, it creates a different level of rhythm, a success rhythm. And that rhythm, when you can get to it and get moving, it doesn’t matter what gets in your way. It’s like a snowball rolling downhill in a cartoon. You get to have the ability to honestly plow into the next stage of your life excited.

If you do this right, it’ll show you exactly how you can take the events of 2020 and achieve a transformational shift in 2021.

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Anthony Trucks is a former NFL Athlete, American Ninja Warrior on NBC, international speaker, host of the Aww Shift podcast, and the founder of Identity Shift coaching. He uses cutting edge science and psychology to upgrade how you operate so you can elevate your life and business to reach your full potential. After being given away into foster care at 3 years old, being adopted into an all-white family at 14, losing his NFL career to injury and more, he learned how to shift at a very young age, and now his life mission is teaching others how to Make Shift Happen in their lives.