[box]This is from my weekly newsletter that I sent out Sunday. In case you missed it, here are four important things we can all think about going into 2014. Sorry to the subscribers of asmithblog.com that you have to see this post for a second time, but the more often we expose ourselves to the importance of living better lives, the better our chances are for success.[/box]
This is the time of year that everyone just begins thinking about next year, so that makes it the perfect time to give you some reminders on how to make this next year even better than 2013. Maybe you had the best year of your life and you are wondering how you could possibly make it better. Or, maybe you have come up on the end of your worst year ever and are counting down the days for it to be over, so you can mentally start a new chapter. Whatever the case may be, you can alter just four things in your life and make the results infinitely better. Are you ready to find out what you can do to make 2014 great?
Here are the four ways you can make 2014 better than 2013:
1. Put mentors into place.
After receiving the question of, “How do I find a mentor?” almost everyday from my readers and others, I am finally writing materials on exactly what different mentoring relationships look like.
If you need a place to start until the, I will give you the following advice… Be accountable. Live your life like an open book. Share things that are going well and share things that aren’t. This allows for help in all areas and allows you to move upward and onward.
Look for an eBook out in early 2014 on this topic.
2. Find your “sweet spot”.
It isn’t enough to just “do”. You need to find your strengths and begin to actually enjoy what you do. Stop making your goal to just bring home a paycheck and begin making your goal to make a huge impact in the life of others. Stop making your goal “something” and make your goal all about impacting the lives of those around you.
3. Write out your biggest goals for 2014.
Why is goal setting important?
It is a very rare occasion that people stumble upon success. It almost always takes determination, discipline, planning and hard work. If you read my eBook on discipline, then you know I am a big fan of writing things down and being very intentional with the results of your life. Let that tool help you make a bigger impact in 2014 and begin constructing a plan to make a bigger impact than you have ever dreamed of.
4. Strive for excellence paired with balance.
I am making 2014 the year of excellence in all areas, especially my family. I am starting today with a renewed focus on the most important people in my life, no matter what the cost. I believe the responsibility placed on all of us has a lot to do with how our families are affected through us. If we realize the huge responsibility we have, we will begin to take this huge responsibility more seriously.