As 2020 comes to an end and we open the doors to 2021, it is always useful to complete the past and look to the future with Optimism. Simon Sinek defines Optimism as “accepting the truth of reality and looking forward to a brighter future”

2020 was a challenging year for so many of us, but it was also a year of opportunity and redefining what is most important to us. Getting through this year would not have been possible if it wasn’t for the amazing people on our TEAM and that endless amount of TEAMWORK that was put in. Who was on your team?  

To me the biggest challenge we were faced with this year was the unknown. So how did we get through not knowing what was coming?

……By having RESPECTFUL conversations and disagreements to make sure that we listened to all sides and make the best decision for everyone that was involved. 

So how did we make it through 2020 ,in my mind, stronger than we entered it?  ……By creating EXCEPTIONAL relationships, service, and thinking of others first. Dentistry was thought of as one of the most dangerous professions as we began to open up, yet our team was beside us the entire way (and now we know we are well protected with everything that we have been doing for years). 

In order to be successful in our professional and personal lives, we need to CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE at everything we do. We are human and we will make mistakes along the way, but our intentions are very important.  

For me personally, 2020 was both amazing and challenging. Financially and physically I was out of my routine. As gyms closed I took a break from taking care of myself the way I normally would and it has proved to be harder than I thought to get back into it. On the flip side, we welcomed our newest addition to the family, and had more family time together than usual.  

So 2021, here we come! Let’s make sure to thank everyone that has helped us through these challenging times. Make sure to take time for yourself and Recharge (by building resilience), create Energy (by eating well and moving) and Connect with others (pick up the phone / Zoom – not texting). 

All the best for 2021 – may it be our best yet!  🙂