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How to Make 2019 your Most Successful Year

How to make 2019 Your most successful year

How to make 2019 Your most successful year

  1. Set a series of ambitions work-related goals commit to their achievement.
  2. Set a series of educational goals and commit.
  3. Set a series of health goals and commit to your better health.
  4. Decide to "Add More Value" to other people - especially to your loved ones.
  5. Focus your attention onto those things over which you have control.
  6. Don't spend too much time fretting over things over which you have little or no control.
  7. Be active, not passive. Develop initiative.
  8. Be courageous: Even in the face of uncertain knowledge and changing environments, be prepared to advance.

1. Set a series of ambitions work-related goals commit to their achievement

Your professional career is important to your future. Therefore, set a series of ambitious, believable goals and draw-up practical plans for their achievement. Your plans should be Specific, Measured, Achievable, Realistic and Time limited. (SMART). Once you have written your goals and your plans, then start immediately to put the plans into action.

2. Set a series of educational goals and commit to their achievement

Just as you want to improve your work life, you may want to improve your mental life by developing new skills and abilities. Do you want to learn a new language? Do you want to play a musical instrument? Do you want to improve your hobby or sporting performance? Do you want to improve your communication skills, or your leadership skills?

Remember: For LIFE to get better, YOU must get better.

Pick a personal development goal and commit.

3.Set a series of health goals

You have heard the phrase, "A healthy mind and a healthy body"?

It is important to set goals for improved physical health.

You may want to improve in any one of the following five areas: Your,

  1. Physical strength,
  2. Endurance,
  3. Flexibility,
  4. Nutrition (and its effects on body weight),
  5. Immunity to illness.

Your physical health is important, since to enjoy life to its fullest, you need vibrant health and energy

4. Decide to "Add More Value" to other people- especially your loved ones

In order to have a great year, you need to do more for other people. In relation to helping other people there are always three options open to you:

  1. You can ADD to others as much as you can.
  2. You can fail to add to others.
  3. You can detract from others.

If you want to make your life better this year, then recognise that the world pays people who add value to the others. Nobody will pay you much for NOT adding any value. and if you detract from others, then you won't get far.

Help as MANY as you can, as MUCH as you can. The great news is that you can do WELL by doing GOOD.

5. Focus your attention onto those things over which you have the most influence

It is easy to be psyched-out by watching too many negative news stories. It is important to recognise the difference between what you CAN influence and what you cannot.

6. Don't spend too much time fretting over things over which you have little or no influence

It is possible and even common for people to lose their emotional stability fretting for too long over things that they cannot change. Focus your forces onto those things you CAN affect.

  • You can affect yourself.
  • You can affect the people with whom you come into daily contact.
  • You can affect the community in which you live.

Focus your attention onto those things closer to home and make YOUR portion of the world better.

7. Be active, not passive

Don't wait for the government to do things for you

Don't wait for your family to do things for you.

Take personal initiative

Improve things from the inside, out.

8. Be courageous: Even in the face of uncertain knowledge and changing knowledge, be prepared to advance

Many people stand-still because they think they cannot advance until they "Get all the facts".

But the truth is that you will never get all the facts, and even if you did, the facts will change tomorrow into a different set of facts.

Therefore, be willing to advance even in the face of uncertainty.

This takes courage and faith.

Faith in yourself.

Faith in your team.

Faith in the fact that, if you do everything you can to succeed, eventually you will.

About the Author: Chris Farmer


Chris Farmer is the founder of the Corporate Coach Group and has many years’ experience in training leaders and managers, in both the public and private sectors, to achieve their organisational goals, especially during tough economic times. He is also well aware of the disciplines and problems associated with running a business.

Over the years, Chris has designed and delivered thousands of training programmes and has coached and motivated many management teams, groups and individuals. His training programmes are both structured and clear, designed to help delegates organise their thinking and, wherever necessary, to improve their techniques and skills.

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