Although 2013 is soon approaching, you have to end 2012 strong.
If you’re a fan of sports, you are without a doubt aware of the concept known as momentum.
Just like teams finish games strong heading into the next game and/or playoffs, you have to finish the year strong.
If you finish the year strong, you can carry this momentum into 2013 and continue from where you left off.
The analogy I can give you is the following…
Either your car is already started and moving forward and hence continues to move forward when 2013 arrives, or your car is stationary or worse heading backwards and will need to be started up when the new year arrives.
Therefore, its vital that you end the year with a bang.
A lot of people tend to wait for the new year. They got all these goals and stuff that they want to achieve and they always put them off till next year. When next year arrives, they soon find themselves doing the same stuff that they were doing in the previous year.
As a result, if you work hard now, you can carry this work ethic into next year and can use it to achieve your new year resolutions and things of that nature.
So let’s focus on seven tips that you can use to make sure you see some form of success in 2013.
1. Life is always going to be tough, so get tougher
Life isn’t a walk in the park. You can either become a person that gets phased when life throws a punch or you can roll with the punches.
Life isn’t going to get any easier in the new year. You’re going to be faced with the same challenges as well as bigger problems. Your success depends on your ability to climb these mountains.
As a result, you need to get tougher. You need to build your mind up for success. Become a warrior.
The best thing to do is to be prepared. Go into the new year expecting challenges and obstacles. Build yourself up to be a person that can overcome any and every hurdle.
Start now. What are the problems you are currently facing?
Find solutions. Its all about your momentum. Get over obstacles now so you can let the momentum carry over to the new year.
2. You will start winning the moment you stop caring for others opinion
When you care about what others think, you find yourself in a dilemma. You know that there are tasks you need to be engaged in since they will further your interests, but you’re scared of what others are going to think of you. I’ve been in this position before and I’m sure you’ve been in this position as well.
For instance, even the manifestation of this website. I always wondered what my peers would think, but that didn’t stop me. You can’t let others opinion control your life. Instead you have to do what is best for you.
I feel as if you know what you want from life and you know how to get it, but you’re scared of threatening those around you.
If this sounds like you, just know that by letting your light shine, you encourage others to let their light shine as well.
Sure people may look at you different, but wouldn’t you rather be the person who lived life on his/her terms instead of living life in accordance to the wishes of others?
Finish strong. You know that there are certain activities you need to be doing.
Begin them, NOW.
3. Everything you need is within you
I feel as if people spend too much time searching for answers externally when in reality they got everything they need to succeed.
You got a dream, you got a plan, and you got actions. You don’t need anyone else to make your dreams a reality.
Stop depending on others. Stop living life on other peoples time.
If you want it, go get it.
Don’t wait. Chances are if you are like most you have spent far too long waiting for something to happen. I bet you spent 2012 sitting back expecting for opportunities to land in your lap. Unfortunately things don’t work like that. If life worked like that you would see a lot more successful people.
Instead success is reserved for those who are willing to put themselves out there and do what they got to do in order to succeed.
If you want 2013 to be different, you have to be different, the way you become different is by acting different.
Like the old saying goes, if you want something you’ve never gotten before, you have to do something you’ve never done before.
4. Take responsibility
“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” – Albert Ellis
I feel as if one of the main reasons regarding why today’s world is so F’d up is because people stopped accepting responsibility. Instead of manning up and dealing with their problems, they began to shift the blame.
It seems like people will point the finger at their pet fish before they blame themselves. This is why the quality of so many peoples lives is on the decline because if you never take responsibility you never realize that you are the one who is in control.
If you take responsibility and realize that you are the one that is in the drivers seat, you can make the necessary changes.
It feels as if the people of the world are just waiting for someone to come along and cure all their problems. Things don’t work like that.
Accept your responsibilities and get off your ass.
You want your life to be better? You make it better. Stop looking outside and look within you. You hold the answer.
5. Take a step back and make sure your life is heading in the right direction
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot
In addition to people not accepting responsibility for their lives, the world is also filled with people that don’t have the balls to chase their dreams.
Instead they settle for some profession that offers them the benefits that they need. They think they have security, but they really don’t because you can’t buy yourself a job. You don’t own your job. Your boss owns you. The notion of security is utter BS. The moment your boss can replace you with someone younger, better, or cheaper he/she will do so.
Stop sacrificing freedom for security. There is no such thing as security. It’s all an illusion. I think people don’t chase their dreams because chasing dreams is risky. We don’t know if things are going to work out in the end. Hence only some go on to chase their dreams, whereas others want something more secure. But like I said, there is no such thing as security. The successful realize this and hence they focus solely on their dreams.
With that stated, I just want to remind you that it’s never too late to chase your dreams.
You may be living a life that isn’t what you wanted in the beginning. If this sounds like you, remember that change is possible.
If you want to make 2013 your years, it’s very important that you engage in something you have a deep rooted passion for.
This time next year, your life can be completely different if you take control of your destiny right now.
6. Use your 24 hours wisely
“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leondardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Time management is crucial. You can either keep doing what you’ve spent the past year doing if that’s been working for you, or you can change the way you spend your time.
Always remember the height of your success is directly correlated to how you spend your time.
Waste your time and you will waste your life.
Spend time wisely, and your life will see great endeavors.
Put every day to use in 2013. Achieve something. Remember it’s not about how much time you put in, but what results you create.
7. Stop limiting yourself
“Everything you want should be yours: the type of work you want; the relationships you need; the social, mental, and aesthetic stimulation that will make you happy and fulfilled; the money you require for the lifestyle that is appropriate to you; and any requirement that you may (or may not) have for achievement or service to others. If you don’t aim for it all, you’ll never get it all. To aim for it requires that you know what you want.” – Richard Koch
You CAN truly have it all. This is the beauty of life.
Never set limits. Find out what you want to achieve and how you want your life to be and get out there and make it happen.
2013 can and will be your year if you want it to be your year. What I mean by this is simple. You know you can make it happen. It’s all just a matter of getting off your behind and getting to work.
Use these tips to start now. The only way that next year is going to be any better is if you finish strong this year. Like I’ve always said, in order to succeed tomorrow, you have to bust your ass today.