How to Make This Year Your Best Year Ever

Here we are now in 2014. To be honest, I’m excited about this year. I believe this year is our opportunity to move to the next level. Our goal should be to make this year our best year ever.

But how can we do that? What does it take to get there?

There could be many answers to these questions, but here I want to emphasize just three things. Here are three things you should do to make this year your best year ever:

1. Find and live your why.

There is nothing like living with a clear purpose. Knowing your why will energize you and give you a clear direction. So take time to find your purpose in life. What gives you inner fulfillment? What makes you excited about your days?

Don’t worry about getting the perfect answer. My own why is refined over time. Just start with what you’ve got and build from there. The important thing is that it’s something that you care about, something that fulfills you.

2. Take new challenges.

To expand your personal capacity, you must take new challenges. If you just keep doing what you’ve been doing, you won’t reach your full potential. So take new challenges this year. Make it your goal to move to the next level in your personal development. Yes, taking new challenges is hard, but that’s what you need to do to avoid mediocrity.

3. Invest time in clarity.

No matter how motivated you are in the beginning of the year, it’s easy to get distracted over time. The busyness of life can make you deviate from your purpose. That’s why you need to invest time in clarity. Take time to reflect on the overall direction of your life. Check whether you’ve gone off track. If you do, take the necessary action to get yourself back on track.

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These three things are simple, but they can help you make this year your best year ever.

Do you have other ideas on how to make this year your best year ever? Please share them in the comments (or on the Facebook page). Thanks!

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9 Comments

  1. I’d add having a morning and/or evening routine where you remind yourself of your goals, celebrate your progress, consider how you can readjust what didn’t happen and write down three things that you’re grateful for. This takes 15-30 minutes each day and is a powerful way to personal growth and productivity. 🙂

  2. Move more.

    More physical activity is good for the health and for productivity. And it does not have to be hard or time-consuming. A light stretch or yoga in the morning, a 30 minute walk after lunch, biking to work, walking to the grocery store, taking the stairs, any physical activity is better than sitting on the computer every day.

  3. I complete what I call a Resolution Sheet that contains a ‘why’ (the year’s theme), the ‘challenges’ (or resolutions) with measures that I then track every month, which then provides me with ‘clarity’ on the progress I’m making.

    Here’s a link to what I’m talking about: http://www.lifeskillstoolkits.com/drop-new-years-resolution-work-monthly-resolutions-instead/

  4. Do something you’ve never done before – you never know where it might lead.

  5. MGTOW !

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