My Top 20 Lessons Learned in 2020 [Part 1]

WOW. What a year. 2020 has been a year like no other anyone has ever experienced. As a matter of fact, there has been some good. A lot of bad. And even some ugly. And I personally can’t wait for 2021. But before we flip the page to the New Year, I’d be remiss if I didn’t share my top lessons from this crazy past year.

In today’s episode (Part 1), I share 10 of my Top 20 lessons learned in 2020. While they are in no particular order, ALL of these lessons have impacted me in some way in 2020. I believe you will find many “lessons within lessons” and great value in all of them. Specifically I discuss…

  1. Faith over fear.
  2. How light & love is the only thing to extinguish out all the darkness & hate that exists today.
  3. Why I must stay in “create” mode.
  4. BEST HABITS and why it is crucial to dial them in right now.
  5. Why you can’t wait to make the changes that need to be made in your life.
  6. How to create and manifest opportunities in your life.
  7. Slowing down and simplifying life to enjoy it even more.
  8. Why training and exercise have NEVER been more important than now.
  9. The power of community.
  10. How God sometimes drops messages from people just at the right time.

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More on the episode:

2:27 – #1. Faith over Fear!
If Jesus was here at this time, what would he do? Lean into Faith and build a relationship with God.

6:19 – #2. My purpose in life seek & change lives has become much deeper.
There is more hate in this world than ever. How can I be a better man? Sometimes you need to experience the darkness before you can see the light!

9:33 – #3. Stay in create mode.
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11:36 – #4. Best habits can change.
Identify and lock in your best habits; what habits can you eliminate?

15:45 – #5. If there is ever a time, the time is now!
If not me, then who? If not now, then when?

19:39 – #6. You have to create your own opportunities.
How can I be the solution to today’s problems?

23:22 #7. Slow down and simplify.
See the beauty in simplification.

25:03 – #8. Working out and training has never been more important ever!
Survival and Get Your Mind Right. Take care of the plumbing on the inside – Heart, Lungs, and Head.

27:33 – #9. People and Community are more important than ever.
Touch, smiles, and working out

30:15  – #10. HOPE – In the darkest moment, someone can turn things around and give you hope.
I am tremendously grateful for all the DM’s and messages.

Stay tuned for top lessons #11-20 this Thursday on episode 147.

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Todd Durkin, MA, is a world-renown trainer, coach, author and motivational keynote speaker who trains dozens of elite, high-profile NFL, MLB, and MMA athletes, including two Super Bowl MVP’s, one NFL League MVP, Olympic gold medalists, Heisman Trophy winners, and MMA champions. Todd is a 2-Time Trainer of the Year, the 2017 Jack LaLanne Award recipient, the 2018 Canfitpro International Presenter of the Year, a member of the Under Armour Training Team, and a Top-100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness.

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