How to Make 2021 Better Than 2020




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How do you guarantee that 2021 is going to be better than last year?

  1. Stop blaming 2020. Stop blaming negative circumstances on something outside of your control (whether it’s a year, time, place, or person). The moment you blame, you just gave away all your power. 
  2. Take responsibility for your own results. If you can’t find the circumstances you want, create them.

Always think about what you CAN do, not what you can’t do. Whatever needs to happen in your life…YOU can make it happen!


Full Transcript

How do you guarantee that 2021 is going to be better than 2020? 

Now this started when I saw a friend of mine, a Facebook friend make a post on their Facebook ad that said, “2020 was rough. One of my roughest years ever. And 2021 is turning out to be just as bad.” And I’m like, “How do you turn that around? How do you make sure that if 2020 was a bad year for you, how do I make 2021 be a better year?” 

Now, for a lot of you watching this, you may have had a good year in 2020. How do you make 2021 a better year? But I really want to focus on this idea that 2020 was … bye-bye 2020. Oh, what a horrible year. It’s a year we all want to forget and all that kind of stuff.


How to guarantee that 2021 is going to be better than last year


Stop blaming on the year. Isn’t it crazy how we have attached that 2020 is like the year from hell, the year of the coronavirus? It is the year that all this stuff happened. And we’ve created this identity around a time, around a year, around a number that is like okay, so in 2020, there were a lot of things that happened that were tough, that were not good, but you know what? I guarantee you, in your life, there were a lot of good things that happened in 2020 as well. 

And I look at all the stuff that happened, during the pandemic and all the other craziness, I had some great things happen in my life. Did our income … Was our business affected? Was our income affected? Absolutely and it was painful, but it was not a horrible year.

So if you want to turn your life around or you want to make something go better for you in the future that has gone in the past, number one, stop acting like it is a year or a date or a time or a place that is in control. 

I’m going to tell you why in a second. So number one, stop blaming it on something outside of your control. You could not control 2020. 2020 was a year. It’s going to pass. And so with good riddance 2020, it was all that year. 

Well, 2021 shows up, and guess what? For my friend, he says 2021 is turning out to be just as bad. And if he identifies the year, it says, “Oh, 2021. I’ll be so glad when this year is over.” Wait a second. Why do you want it to be over? I just want a circumstance in my life to be passed. So number one, stop blaming it on something outside of your control. Whatever it is, a year, a time, a place, a person, whatever.


Whatever the results that I got in 2020, I own them. They’re my responsibility. Did things happen bad? Yep, they happen bad to me. They happen bad for everybody. 

So what do I do? I take responsibility and say, “What can I do now?” Not what can’t I do? Oh, no, what’s going to happen? When’s this all going to be past? How quickly can you adapt to the situation, the circumstances and say, “I am going to win.” This happens in life over and over. 2020 is just a big glaring example of what’s happened to so many of us recently.

So take responsibility for your own results. If you cannot find the circumstances that you want for a certain thing to happen in your life right now, you create them. You create the circumstances. 

I love the quote by Leonardo da Vinci that said, “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sit back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” You just take control of it. 


How to NOT Lose Your Power

And here’s the reason this is so critical and so powerful. And before you dismiss this and go like, “Ah, yeah, whatever, whatever, whatever.” Here’s the deal. The moment you blame a circumstance, the moment you blame something outside of yourself, whether it’s unfairness of something, somebody, some … whatever, and you blame it on someone else or something else, you just gave away all of your power. You just made yourself powerless.

“Ah, I’d be so glad when 2020 is over.” And when you say that, you’re saying, I am stuck in this circumstance that I am in right now that I do not like until 2020 is over, as if there’s this magical moment when January 1, 2021 hit that it would make everything change for you. And it didn’t, did it? It didn’t work that way. 

Stop blaming on a circumstance or something outside of you. When you blame it mentally, subconsciously, you just accepted it like I’m stuck right here. The moment you say, “You know what? This is what I got. This is the situation. What can I do to make it better? What can I do to fix it?” 

And even if there’s things you can’t change, there’s things you can’t control, at least taking responsibility and saying, “I can fix this. I can do this. I am the problem solver. I master solving the unsolvable problems.” When you take that ownership, it puts your mind to work to finding solutions rather than turning your mind into mush of this sense of learned helplessness that there’s nothing I can do. And so you turn your mind off to finding solutions. Don’t let that happen.

Here’s how you make 2021 better than 2020 and how you make anything better in your life at any time, anywhere and that is you stop blaming it on something outside of your control and you take full responsibility for your own results that whatever needs to happen in my life, I can make it happen. 

We’re not all given the same hand to play, but we take the hand that we’ve been given and we choose how to play that hand. Then if we want to go out and create a new set of cards, a new game, and a new set of rules, guess what? You can do that too. As long as you own it and take the responsibility, you can play to win and you can always expect yes.

If this video has been helpful for you, make sure you give it a thumbs up. And I want to hear your story. I want to hear what your beliefs are about … If you disagree with this, I want to hear why. You can give it a thumbs down, but tell me why you think that you’re the victim of a year or a circumstance or whatever. You don’t understand. 

Here’s the key. I just want to understand what I can do. Don’t tell me what I can’t do, tell me what I can do. And when you play that way, you will win.

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