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How to be successful in 2017 is such a hot topic! I know we are already days into 2017 but I still wanted to share my thoughts on how you can be successful in 2017. I don’t know about you, but I am ready to make 2017 one of my greatest years yet! So, you have set your New Years Resolutions or as I like to call them goals and now what right? Whether you’re trying to eat more healthy, improve productivity, or travel more, the chances are the new year is motivating you to make a change!
But don’t fall into the habit of not sticking with your New Years goals. Most people are bad at sticking to their new year goals (myself included). Most of us tend to abandon our efforts to change before we’ve even get to taking down our holiday decorations LOL!. Did you know that roughly 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, and only eight percent actually succeed in accomplishing their goals? That’s kind of sad real talk. I can sit around for hours thinking and dreaming, but that doesn’t get me anywhere at all. Let’s change that!
How to be successful in 2017
Have a Purpose
Don’t make goals blindly. Make sure you set goals that align with your values and your personal life. Quite honestly, you should do this if it’s a New Year or not. The biggest mistake is to set a goal about something you feel you should be doing instead of something you want to be doing. You need to in fact determine who you really want to be. You need to take a look at your life and determine your values, and what’s important to you. You should reflect, and jot down some categories and get to work!
Read more books. I know that I have tons of books lined up to read this year and I will get through all of them. Don’t just get them and let them sit and collect dust. Feed your brain! Read physical books, magazines, audio books/YouTube, online articles, and forums. The good, bad, ugly and GREATNESS of any topic is within arms reach. Read it!
Write down your specific goals, and DO THE WORK!
Writing down your goals makes it real. “You can’t be it if you can’t see it!” Manifest your goals into your reality. But remember “dreams don’t work unless you do.” So roll your sleeves up and get to work. NO really right now!
Plan and Strategize
You won’t get much done without a plan. After you establish your goals, create a plan and follow through. Without specific strategies set in place, it’s very unlikely that change will occur. This is because we are used to our same habits, myself included. When you create that winning game plan, you will be excited and be more inclined to follow through. So don’t just buy that planner and let it collect dust, please actually use it. This is for me too!
Create A Positive Thought Loop
Think positive, take positive actions, get positive results. Trust the process and yourself! Once I changed my way of thinking to positive thinking only, so much changed in my life. There is no point putting negative energy into the universe and into your life. It won’t solve anything! Think positive thoughts!
Change Your Environment
The people you surround yourself with make a huge difference in you! You have to surround yourself with like-minded people. If you were hanging around people in 2016 that were not getting anywhere and you were not helping each other, it may be time to change your circle. You need to be able to chat with people who get you and get what you are doing. Build you a tribe of friends that you can talk with, and that you relate with! I know it’s hard for me to talk with my friends and family about blogging because they just don’t get it. My blogger friends totally understand where I am coming from. Also, don’t get stuck in your same routine. If something is not working the way you are currently doing it then it may be time to switch it up and try a new way! Change your mind, change your environment, and watch greatness happen!
Initiate More Conversations
Smile, say hello, compliment someone. Taking the lead in social settings exudes confidence and promotes genuine connections. You never know what a smile and a simple hello can do for someone or even you! Networking is key and you should be trying to network with as many people as possible in order to reach your goals. You may meet someone in the elevator that you can collaborate with. You never know where opportunities await!
Pat Yourself on the Back
We don’t do this enough. I know for myself I don’t celebrate my wins enough. Sometimes you just have to step back and celebrate yourself, because you are doing a great job if you ask me! Celebrate yourself! Celebrate your WINS!!! You deserve it! NOW LET’S GET TO WORK!
How will you be successful in 2017? How will you CRUSH your Goals in 2017?