Don’t Give Up on 2020

This is a make-or-break year, your choice. Too many people have already decided that 2020 is a year to be forgotten. It’s almost the halfway point and here in the United States we’ve already had three P’s that have been highly disruptive:



and the Possibility of murder hornets.

(Yes, that third P was a stretch but three P’s sounded better than two.)

I can’t deny that 2020 has been one for the history books already.

Covid-19 has killed people around the globe and most likely has set a recession in motion. “Coronavirus! Sh*t is real!”

Police are killing unarmed Black people while being recorded. STILL killing Black people while being recorded.

Protests have been raging nationwide, globally even.

There’s so much going on that I know it’s easy to say that 2020 has been devastating and we should scrap the whole year. I’m here to say that you shouldn’t give up on 2020 and here’s a few reasons why:

Things could be worse

Not exactly the most encouraging thought, but still true. We need to stop acting like this is the worst period in the history of mankind. Take a deep breath.

Yes, people are getting sick and dying.

Yes, people are losing their jobs and going on unemployment.

Yes, there is racism.

Yes, there is civil unrest.


Industries dying.


But these things have always happened.


In times like these, it is helpful to remember that there have always been times like these. -Paul Harvey Click To Tweet

Let’s not forget that there was:

Swine flu.

Bird flu.

West Nile virus.


The bubonic plague.



Racism has been around for, hmmm, a couple centuries.

I’m not trying to make light of any of this, just put things into perspective.

Things not only could be worse. They HAVE been worse.

We are living through what will definitely be remembered as a historic time period but there’s really nothing new under the sun.

Bad times have always been around. They’re a part of life.

They always have been.

This is when empires are born

Many large companies in America were created during a recession or even The Great Depression. Fortunes were made.

Recessions create the most millionaires. Chaos creates cash opportunities.

Great things can come out of rough circumstances, whether that’s a business or a stronger relationship or family. Rough times can strengthen bonds if you have the right attitude and willingness to cooperate.

If you were looking to take a leap financially, this is the time to get started.

Chaos creates cash opportunities. Click To Tweet

They always say in the stock market to buy low, sell high. So this is the time to make a move.

There are deals to be had. Lots of things will be going on sale shortly, if they aren’t already.

The stock market. Real estate. Inventory of all kinds. Business services. You will be able to get things cheaper this year.

It’s like they say in real estate:

You make your money when you buy, not when you sell.

Giving up on 2020 is giving up on yourself

I’m sure that back in December, or early January, you had a vision for the upcoming year.

You decided this would be your year.

You wrote out a bunch of goals. (Or came up with New Year’s resolutions in your head.)

You posted about what you were going to do, all over social media.

You were smiling. Excited. Telling everybody how this year was different and how you were going to “kill it”.

So what changed?

Giving up on 2020 is giving up on yourself. Click To Tweet

Celebrities dying? A pandemic? Protests?

Nobody promised you that this would be a smooth year. No year ever goes completely smooth.

There will always be obstacles on your journey to success. Success is never a straight line. This is law.

My question for you is, did you put an asterisk next to your goals? Like, “2020 is going be my year!*

*as long as nothing bad happens.

Doesn’t sound very exciting, does it?

When you wrote your goals and dreams down, you made promises to yourself.

Giving up on your goals halfway through the year shows that you were never that serious about them in the first place.


Use this time as a springboard to create something greater, don’t just look to “get by”.

The objective is always to thrive, not just survive. You have to look past survival, it’s not an end goal.

If you were serious about 2020 being your year, then act like it.

Recognize that this is not the apocalypse, decide to crush 2020, recommit to your goals and move forward accordingly.

Let’s get it.

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