The new year is here and you want to start it with your greatest potential activated – of course you do! Take some tips from this list we’ve compiled and you’ll be sure to achieve your best in 2017.
1] Focus on your strengths; Believe in yourself – instead of thinking about what you’ve done wrong, think about what you’re doing right! You have the potential to become great if you spend time strengthening what you already consider are your strengths, rather than wasting time and energy on your weaknesses.
2] Set goals and prioritise; Setting goals is an important part to success and this includes both long term and short term goals. Being as specific as possible will also help you with being able to achieve your goals. Write down your list and make sure you state your goals in a positive way. Prioritise your own daily calendar – it can easily be railroaded by other people’s wants and needs so make sure you are selective about what you want to do, as trying to do it all can lead to many health and stress problems down the road.
3] Accept your failures; you can learn from every experience and learning from your failures is one of the more powerful lessons learned. Failures and setbacks are a natural part of life – it is simply a way of showing you what works and what doesn’t work. If something doesn’t work the way you hoped or expected – accept it and then move on to finding a new way. Ensure you don’t take failures personally – failing to achieve a goal does not mean you yourself are a failure as a person. Use your failures as lessons – teaching you what not to do, so you can put more effort into the right direction, which will ultimately lead you on the right path to unlock your highest potential.
Still not sure you’re on the right path? Take heed of these wise words as you begin your journey into 2017;
1] “It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career.” – Carlton Fisk
2] “The important thing is this: to be ready at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you could become.” – Charles Dickens
3] “Transformation is not five minutes from now; it’s a present activity. In this moment you can make a different choice, and it’s these small choices and successes that build up over time to help cultivate a healthy self-image and self-esteem.” – Jillian Michaels
4] “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” – Andy Rooney
5] “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi
6] “What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team.” – Benjamin F. Fairless
7] “Learn something – if there’s something you want to do but can’t, then you need to do something you haven’t done so you can.” – KiranaColleges.edu.au
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