2020 really was a year like no other. I think it’s safe to say we’re all glad to see the back of it and move into a new year. Unfortunately, at the start of 2021 everything isn’t suddenly all going to go back to normal & it will be a few more months before we start to see our lives improving again. Does that fill you with a certain type of panic? Well instead of worrying about 2021 this is a great time to be positive & think ahead about your goals for year. How are you going to push yourself harder and realize the goals you’ve set for yourself? Here are a few ideas of goals everyone could set themselves next year. Start now and you’ll be well on the way to becoming your best self in 2021.


If you want to achieve anything this year, you need to become more disciplined. That means start giving yourself strict deadlines and sticking to them. Get your 2021 diary & begin with monthly overview and mark all your important dates and deadlines. 


Ok, this can’t happen immediately but it’s good to plan for future trips. Next year, once we can travel freely again, should all be about seeing the world as often as you possibly can. You don’t need to travel far, you can travel to places you’d never thought of visiting and still have your mind blown. Grow and develop into a more well-rounded person by seeing different perspectives. Travel not only broadens the mind, but it’ll also help you to relax, unwind, and see more of the world than you thought possible.


This year you might have become aware of one weakness that you have, and you’ll need to take that weakness and turn it around next year. Figure out how to use your weakness to become a better version of yourself, to do things smarter and to get ahead.

You might want to try making a list of all the things you’ve learned about yourself so far this year & think about how you’re going to build on that and improve yourself constantly.


This year, save for something big. Whether it’s a vacation, a designer bag, or a mortgage downpayment. Make a commitment to yourself and stick to your budget. You’ll be surprised at what can happen when you commit to it for an entire year and will be able to treat yourself with what you truly want once the year is over.


Whatever your dream might be, this is the year to follow it. Whether it’s starting a business, learning a skill, putting on a show, follow it and commit yourself to it fully. This is the only way you’re going to make 2021 matter.

Don’t get too comfortable in 2021, push yourself hard and constantly try to go for what you really want. You might want to start the year by making a note of your goals every single month in a goals diary.


2021 is the year for getting in the best shape of your life. You might already be there, but why not step it up a notch in 2021. Follow your fitness goals and stick to them, because you only get one body and this year should be the year that you treat it right. Give yourself the love you deserve and look after yourself by working out and eating right. You’ll thank yourself for it.


To help you develop in 2021, you need to read more. Read widely, too, don’t just stick with one genre. Read biographies, historical fiction, magazines about science. You need to read as many things as you possibly can. Get some new opinions, read unpopular opinions, get under the skin of someone you hate. This is a good way to improve your empathy for others and your conversation skills, too.


After a year of constantly staring at screens, it’s really important to go offline every so often. Turn off your WI-FI if you have to. Force yourself to detox from the internet after work, in the evenings, and sometimes at the weekends.

Step away from the constant noise and comparison just for a few nights a week and you’ll feel a lot happier and more relaxed when you switch off and focus on real life.


Create a chain for yourself in 2021 to make sure you actually achieve everything you put your mind to. There’s a popular method that says if you do one small thing every single day for 30 minutes, you will be so amazed at the progress you’ll make. Maybe last year you overcomplicated your goals, maybe you need to take it back to basics. Work out every day for 30 minutes a day. Write 30 minutes of your novel a day.

Study a new language for 30 minutes a day. Committing to one thing every day and creating a chain will help you smash your goals faster.


Confidence is quiet, insecurities are loud – or so they say. In 2021, learn to be more confident in your own skin. Learn to do things your way and be comfortable with your own decisions. It takes some time, some quiet reflection, and some trust in yourself.

Push yourself to do one thing that scares you this year, this will help build that confidence up. The more things you do that force you to go out of your comfort zone, the better.

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