Your Best Year.

The year is still fresh and I believe most of us have dreams and desires we would love to achieve. It doesn’t matter what your intentions are, with the right mindset and proper planning, everything worthwhile can be achieved.

To help you make this year your best year, we are going to explore 14 powerful tips that when properly employed into your life, and daily routines would make this your best year ever.

10 Tips to Make This Your Best Year

1.    Set Goals

Goal-setting might seem like a cliché to a lot of people. And for many, it is one of the most difficult things to do because it takes some level of commitment and perseverance.

Goal setting can be made easier if we can take the time to define our values. Define what do you want out of life, and state clearly what you’d like to achieve? This way you’d get a spark and a change in perspective about what’s important in your personal life.

There are different areas of your life that if you desire to see the change you desire, you’ll have to set goals and stick with it. Work at it, and persevere.

Remember nothing worthwhile can be achieved without sacrifice and commitments.

2.    Define Your Values for the Year

Values are what’s most important to you. What makes you happy and enjoy life.

The number one reason why a lot of people are sad, angry at life, resentful, and depressed is that they have no set values for their lives.

Your values are what would ensure you stay positive and eliminate anything that doesn’t serve to make you a better person.

Take out the time to define what makes you happy in every area of your life, and define things you must stop in order to make this your best year.

3.    Focus More on the Positive

It is quite tempting to be pessimistic in this present economy and challenges. There are so many things that would cause you to complain and get angry, and at the same time, there are a lot of things we can be grateful for in life.

It is said that our thoughts are things, and what we focus our minds on has a way of manifesting itself into our lives. What would you like to manifest in your life?

Is it a positive or negative circumstance?

4.    Set Priorities

Priority is all about defining what’s important to you and what to focus your energy on.

There are so many things that would always require your time, and most of these things won’t be important or they won’t serve to bring you closer to your goal or desire. Setting your priorities right would ensure you properly manage your time, avoid distractions, and remain committed to your goal.

Having priority is also the best way to avoid burn out, stress, and anxiety.

5.    Network

Two good heads they say are better than one. It is also said that you are the average of the five people you spend your time with.

If you desire to make this your best year, you have to expand your network and associate with people who would help you achieve your goals in life.

The best way to network is to join associations and clubs like toastmasters. Look for an event around you that aligns with your goal, attend and share your ideas. You never know where you could get help from.

6.    Avoid Negative People/Environment

Negative people have millions of reasons why things would never work, they can spoil your mood, and make you depressed. If you desire success and wish to make this your best year, avoid negative people and the environment. Anything that sucks your energy or makes you feel bad should be avoided like plague.

Look for positive-minded people and associate with them more.

7.    Invest in Personal Development.

Knowledge is the new economy. It is estimated that the present knowledge base economy is worth more than 300 billion dollars and growing. The fact about this present economy and your worth is that its reflective of how good you are in terms of skills, knowledge, and experience. It doesn’t rely on your school certificate or certifications.

If you wish to earn more and be happy in life, you have to engage in personal development, read books, invest in courses, and associate with people who are doing well in life.

8.    Stop Comparing Yourself with Others

There are more people who are sad, resentful, angry, and depressed because of comparison syndrome. It is said that about 60% of people have low self-esteem because they compare themselves with people on social media.

If you want to make this your best year, you should stop and avoid comparing yourself with other people around you especially with people on social media. Not everything you see on social media is true or correct, everyone shows only the edited version of their life.

So, stop any form of comparison if you wish to make this your best year, and be happy.

9.    Invest in Mentors and Coaches

“If I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood on the shoulders of giants.”
― Issac Newton

Mentors are people who have walked on the same path you’re walking on, they’ve encountered the challenges, and they have all the experiences you’d need to propel you to a better life. To be successful and make this your best year, you have to invest in mentors. Look around you and identify people who are doing well and ask them to mentor you. You’d be surprised that a lot of successful people are willing to share their knowledge and expertise.

Coaches can also make your journey to be smooth. They can provide you with the clarity you deserve to make your year and future the best.

10.  Take More Risk

“There’s no passion to be found playing small in settling for the life that is less than the one you’re capable of living” ~ Nelson Mandela

To make this year your best, you have to be willing to take a risk, overcome your fears and put yourself out there more often. Step out of your comfort zone and expand your horizon.

Don’t be afraid to fail. No one succeeds without failure, it is our failures that expand our knowledge, confidence, and capability.

If you don’t take a risk, you’ll ultimately end up living a life of regret and you’ll become hateful, and resentful of people living their own life.

Don’t put yourself to depression just because you’re scared to follow your desire. Take the necessary risk.

What’s the worst that can happen?

11.  Save More than you Spend

Don’t live to impress people around you, live within your earnings and decrease any unnecessary spending and expenditures.

The fastest way to become financially independent is to save more than you spend because the more you save, the more money you’d have for investment.

12.  Exercise more and Eat Healthily

Your body is the only thing you have to carry you through this experience we call life. if you neglect to take care of it, chances are you’ll spend more to get it back. Most of the sicknesses, obesity, and diseases are attributed to unhealthy eating habits.

If you desire to live long and also make this your best year, you need to incorporate exercise into your routine and ensure to eat healthy meals.

13.  Have Faith in Yourself

The main reason why most people are scared, have low self-esteem, and develop imposter syndrome is because of a lack of belief in themselves. To succeed in life requires a lot of factors, and one of the main factors is a firm belief in one’s self. When you believe in yourself, you’ll be willing to take a risk, and failure will not intimidate you.

Have faith that things must work out for you. Believe that this year is your best year. Expand yourself and dare to live your life.

14.  Have Faith in God

With God all things are possible.

As you strive towards making this your best year, always remember that with God all things are possible. Put your faith in him and take the leap of faith. Go after things you want and have faith that it will work out in your favor.

Nothing can stop you.

Summary

Each and every one of us has a choice to make in life, and the choice we make defines who we are and where we ultimately end up. Do you desire a life of mediocrity or a life where you get and achieve everything you want? It all depends on you.

If you wish to make this your best year, incorporate these few tips and watch how this year will unfold for you.

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