2020 is a year begging for meaning––for using fresh eyes, with clear vision, to discern how and where to intentionally spend energy.

Having 20/20 vision means normal visual acuity, or sharpness of vision. It’s not superhuman vision like Superman who can look through walls, it’s simply seeing with clarity and in focus what is right there in front of you.


One word.

Sharpening our vision.

A simple way proven by neuroscience to achieve clarity (if that’s your goal) is to write it down. Neuroscience explains how the brain generates and reprocesses images when writing, so you’re 1.2 – 1.4 times more likely to achieve something than the next guy who hasn’t written it down. So if there’s one thing we can take away from Santa’s year-end practices, it’s list-making.

Instead of “checking it twice” judging what’s good or bad, “check it twice” to create, adapt and be intentional to include what really matters most.


To gain insight about what matters most, start by reflecting…and writing:

  • What was the best decision you made in 2019?
  • What was your biggest struggle?
  • What became clear to you this year?
  • When it comes down to the bottom line, what do you value most?
  • What has your heart stirring or mind spinning to accomplish in 2020?

2020 is a year of clarity and precision of vision. It’s about seeing where we were blind, turning on light to illuminate the darkness, and writing things down to see and act with acuity.

Thomas Edison said the light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps. By the time he got to his last step, the room was aglow and the world continues to benefit.  

What steps do you want to take in 2020? Write them down and improve your odds of making them happen.

Rachel coaches professionals through important decisions so their minds are clear to move forward in life and in business. Visit our INspired Leadership team website.

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