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If you are reading this, Congratulations! You made it through a full 365 days of another year. No matter how bad, good, or ugly the days were, you survived!

To be honest, 2019 was a difficult year for me. I experienced hurt, pain, and disappointment.  I also experienced, triumph, joy, and victory. I learned that I was yet again more resilient than I thought. I learned that I can make today the start of the rest of my life if I stop procrastinating and start walking towards my purpose. I stopped living in someday. When I made that intention clear, it seems like doors just started opening. There’s a saying that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.  I decided to show up for my life and not be a bystander and just let life happen to me.


I believe that the year 2020 is going to be an exciting year. Eye doctors classify 20/20 as the clarity, sharpness, and accuracy of vision.  This year is going to be a year for visionaries. I have learned that you can be born with sight but have no vision.  What is the difference you ask?  Well sight is seeing what is before you. Vision is the ability to see beyond your current circumstances. The ability to vision where you want to to see yourself in a week, a month, a year or five years. Vision is preparing your body to get ready to go somewhere it has never been. It is a true statement that the body cannot go where the mind hasn’t been first.  Having a vision is so important that the Bible states in Proverbs 29:18, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”  One definition of perish is to suffer complete ruin or destruction.  When we don’t have a vision, our lives blow in the wind with no direction.

I have asked many people about their life and how they ended up where they are today and you will hear them say, I never envisioned myself to be where I am today. I can raise both hands to attest that before now, I really never put laser focus of where I wanted to be in the coming months, years, etc. I just had the nonchalant attitude of “It will all work out .” And it has; however, with this attitude I wasn’t setting an expectancy or desire for my life.  I knew where eventually I wanted to be, but I wasn’t putting anything in gear to get there from where I presently was in life. I was living a Que sera sera life. Whatever will be, will be. I was existing and not living. I was just doing time on planet earth.

If you want this to be the best year of your life, get a vision for your life. I challenge you to do two things. One is to sit down and fast forward to January 1, 2021 and think about this question. For you to say that 2020 was the best year ,what would have to happen? Would you have gotten married, started that business, got to your ideal weight, travelled to those destinations that you have only dreamed of?  Really think about this question and don’t limit your vision to what’s in your bank account. Once you have really thought about this, write it down as if it has already happened.

The second challenge is to prepare a vision board of the top ten or twenty things that you would like to see come to pass in 2020 and include pictures next to it. And have fun with these exercises. You might just be pleasantly surprised what happens in your life this time next year.

If you have any questions about building a vision board or visualizing or picturing your life in images, please contact me at chastaney1@yahoo.com or follow me on Facebook at Chastaney Jones or instagram at chastaney1.

Praying for great things to manifest in 2020 for you and future!

Love Always,

Chastaney (Chas)

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