Words have power, both spoken and unspoken. Be aware of not only how you speak to others but also how you speak to yourself. Be kind in both respects. If you wouldn't want someone else to talk to you in a certain way, why would you talk to yourself that way? Beating yourself up is counterproductive. The old saying about sticks and stones is not true; words can hurt you, so choose them wisely.
2. Prioritize Self-Care
Self-care means both mentally and physically caring for yourself. In order to succeed you need an abundance of energy, but you also need a positive mental outlook. That means you need to:
- Eat properly
- Drink more water
- Exercise daily
- Get proper rest
- Pour good stuff into your mind
- Control your mental focus
3. Do Something Every Day That Scares You
Many of us are held back by fear. If you don't face your fear, it'll steal your dreams. Anthony Robbins said you need to let fear be your counselor, not your jailor. Start each day by doing the one thing that is the scariest for you. Remember that the longer you wait, the scarier it'll become.
4. Change It Up
To be someone you've never been, you need to do something you've never done. Remember that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result, so try something new and see how it works. Keep trying new things until you get the result you want.
5. Your Attitude Is The Key
We've all heard that your attitude determines your altitude, and it's true. In order to have the best year ever, you need to believe that it's possible. Henry Ford said that whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right. Have an attitude of gratitude, and you'll be amazed how much better your day and year is. Begin and end each day by reviewing what you're grateful for. You get what you pay attention to, so spend more time paying attention to what you have rather than what you don’t have.
My hope is that these suggestions will start you on your journey toward your best year ever. Do you have other ideas? Visit us on Facebook and share your thoughts.