Welcome to a moment of motivation with Dr. Regina Banks-Hall. As we close out 2020, I wanted to spend time, like so many others, recapping the year. We rolled into the year, with hopes, dreams, and visions. Two months later, the world would change based on a global pandemic, that has taken the lives of many.
We went from eating inside restaurants to picking up our food curbside. We saw movie theaters and concert venues close their doors. We saw the rise in social justice, where many took to the streets to fight for the equality of those disenfranchised. Small business owners suffered the worst, unable to secure enough funding for their businesses. However, I believe these business owners will return with new and improved models. They will have to go back to the drawing board and rethink their plans, but they will chart a new path.
Therefore, as we close out the year, I want to focus on some of the things we learned in 2020, that we can take with us into 2021. We learned that we are resilient, we are compassionate, we are survivors, we appreciate life, and we could pivot, as it relates to family and business. Think about it, we sheltered in placed, we wore masks, vinyl gloves, and learned how to make our own hand sanitizer. We managed remote learning and found new ways to use Zoom and WebEx for meetings. Some of us, started businesses during the pandemic, went back to school, started new podcasts, and released new music. For me, I released a new book. Finally, some of us discovered talents and skills, that we never knew we had.
As you enter 2021, I encourage you to identify what you learned in 2020. Use this information to set new goals, start your business, write that new book, start your podcast, prepare a vision for your family, learn about the stock market, change your career, but most of all, go for it. None of us know how much time we have, therefore, do not squander what time is left. We must live life to the fullest, practice social safety habits while we recover, and chase our dreams. Remember, you are only as good as what you have learned.
You have been listening to a moment of motivation with Dr. Regina Banks-Hall, I wish all of you health, prosperity, and success in the new year. Let’s use what we have learned.
Dr. Regina Banks-Hall