As we start this year I want you to know that the road to achieving your goals will most likely not be a problem free one. However, you need to stay focused on what you want and fight for it. Whether it is to re-shape your physique, better your relationships or improve your finances, the key thing is to analyze the things that you want to accomplish this year, set goals, create an action plan and most importantly: TAKE ACTION! WITHOUT ACTION there is NO REACTION!
You also need to know that in life, you have to learn how to take risks. I am not saying to be careless, but what I am saying is that in order to get where you want to be, sometimes you have to make decisions that will take you out of your comfort zone. Most people can accomplish incredible things if they have the confidence in themselves to come out of their comfort zones. French historian and novelist Andrew Malraux used to say that “Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.” Do not treat life as if it goes on forever because it does not! Don’t be a spectator, be a most valuable player in the game of life!
For this new year I want you to:
1) SET GOALS
Figure out what are the top things that you want to accomplish and set some goals.
2) HAVE CONFIDENCE
You have to know you can accomplish the goals you’ve made. Because deep inside of you lies unlimited potential waiting to be unleashed.
3) HAVE FOCUS
Don’t listen to negative people who will put you down. There are many people who will do this out of jealousy, insecurity or whatever else. Know that these people DO NOT have your best interest at heart. Therefore, put the blinders on, keep reminding yourself that you can do this and keep moving forward no matter what! I have personally made a habit of making the impossible be possible so my suggestion is that you do the same.
4) MAKE THIS IMPORTANT
Program your mindset to accomplish your goals as if your life depended on it. At the end of the day, the quality of your life certainly depends in your ability to accomplish the things that make you happy.
5) HAVE A PLAN
Create an action plan so that you can achieve these goals. And if you don’t know how to create one, look for reliable information and educate yourself so that you know how to get there! We live in the information age so today more than ever there are no excuses about not knowing how to accomplish something.
6) WRITE IT DOWN
Make a list of the tasks that you will need to do on a daily basis in order to execute the action plan and check these tasks on a daily basis.
7) NEVER GIVE UP
When obstacles come, immediately look for solutions and modify your action plan as needed.
8) WORK HARD
Know that nothing great has ever being accomplished without plain hard work. Wake up every day with a smile and attack your goals aggressively! When obstacles come, laugh in their face as you know that you have the ability deep inside you to tackle them.
9) HAVE NO FEAR
Don’t be afraid to fail. No successful person has reached success without some setbacks. No one is born knowing! It is these setbacks that teach us what not to do in the future. One of the main differences between successful people and unsuccessful ones is their ability to deal with setbacks. The great Thomas Edison used to say: ““I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” I personally do not believe in failure. To me failure only happens when you decide to never get back up. I rather die than let obstacles run me down. Thus, keep moving forward and know that there is no retreat, no surrender! There is only one possibility in my mind when I set a goal and that is to accomplish it!
10) SHARE WITH OTHERS
As you reach success, help others along the way. I have noticed that nothing in life is accomplished alone. There are always helping hands that will come along your path. Be thankful for those who help you and make sure to be a helping hand to others as well. There is no better feeling in the world than the one experienced when you help someone else!
With this said, one of my main goals for this year is to help as many people as possible to accomplish their goals. Please take the 10 items I just listed for you to heart, and live by them!
“I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.” -Tony Robbins