Formula for a great year


Here are 52 things you can try to have a fantastic year – one a week. How many will you be able to tick off at the end of the year? Just carrying out a few of these will guarantee a happier year.

1. Life is short. Act Now.
2. Don’t make big decisions on temporary emotions.
3. Read more books.
4. Life is a series of transitions, big and small, so always be aware of them. Change is inevitable, growth is optional.
5. Being ‘present’ in the company of another is the greatest gift you can give to them.
6. Your attitude will determine your altitude in life. You can create your reality.
7. See every major change in your life (good and bad) as a pathway to something new.
8. Give what you want to receive. Money. Love. Support. Friendship. Happiness.
9. Criticism of others says more about you, than them.
10. Say ‘no’ more, so you can say ‘yes’ to the things that matter most in your life.
11. Motion does not mean progress. Avoid becoming a rocking chair by evaluating how you spend your time.
12. Make passion your master. Work for a cause, not applause.
13. Give up judgment of others. If you judge, it’s you that has the problem.
14. Galvanise others to action through your presence.
15. See the world as it isn’t to identify where you can add new value.
16. People come and go with an ebb and flow. Don’t worry about people that leave your life, someone new is waiting around the next corner.
17. Tension is the gap between who you currently are and who you think you should be. Aim to close the gap.
18. Silence is powerful. Regular meditation or time for deep thought away from devices should be part of your high performance routine.
19. Rest is as important as exertion for maximum output in all areas of business and personal performance.
20. When someone tells you it can’t be done it’s more a reflection of their limitations than yours.
21. The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are. The second greatest is being happy with what you find.
22. Be less bothered with acclaim and more bothered with impact.
23. Personal discipline is key in goal achievement.
24. Old ways don’t always open new doors.
25. Don’t allow people who have done nothing tell you how to do anything.
26. Invest your time with those people that lift you higher.
27. Learn how to emotionally monitor yourself to ensure you make quality decisions.
28. Give without condition(s).
29. View your time as you would view any precious resource, handle it with care.
30. Be grateful for the basics in your life, your health in particular.
31. The difference between being in the grind and being grand is the letter ‘A’. Your Attitude.
32. Everyone interprets the world differently, surround yourself with alternative views and perspectives, plus flex yourself regularly.
33. Preserve time for things that enrich you as a person and feed your soul.
34. See opportunity in every human interaction.
35. Be careful of your biases, it can cloud your judgments.
36. Everyone needs pressure to perform. Too little = under performance. Too much = under performance. The trick is having just enough pressure for optimum performance.
37. Listen more than you speak.
38. Be humble.
39. Know the shadow you cast when in the room and when you leave the room.
40. Regular exercise boosts thinking and creativity as well as wellbeing.
41. The fast track to failure is trying to please everyone.
42. Forgiveness doesn’t condone anything it simply allows you to move on.
43. Once you stop chasing the wrong things, the right things catch you.
44. Listen with intent. The quieter you become the more you can hear.
45. Evaluate who positively influences you. Promote, Demote or De Couple accordingly.
46. The past is a place of reference, not residence. Delete or update outdated memories which no longer serve you.
47. Taking action is the only way you will manifest the things you want.
48. The best things in life aren’t always things.
49. FEAR holds you back, it’s often irrational, so think rationally and ask for feedback. Face Everything And Rise.
50. To go up a gear you need to engage your clutch by taking regular breaks in work and in life.
51. Make your reference point for success how you move towards and live your own vision, value and principles.
52. See rejection as simply a re-direction. You haven’t been rejected, you’ve been re-directed, far easier to process!

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