10 Tips to Make This Your Big Year

UPDATED: May 22, 2024
PUBLISHED: January 30, 2020
Your Big Year

Do you have what it takes to make this year your biggest yet?

Take the advice you read in the January/February issue of SUCCESS magazine to make sure you are doing everything you can to achieve all of your goals.

1. Make a calendar.

Your New Year’s resolution doesn’t have to be one and done. Set numerous check-in dates in 2020 to evaluate your progress on your big goal and consider adjustments to stick to it. 

Read: How to Make Your New Positive Habits Stick

2. Find time.

Productivity is about using your limited time wisely. Search the margins in your routine. Is there an opportunity to make better use of your attention during your commute or lunch break? 

Read: The Art of Strategic Nothingness

3. Build up.

Grant Cardone’s 10x Rule states that you should apply 10 times the amount of effort you originally planned to achieve your goal. Take some time this weekend to expand your plan. 

Read: Grant Cardone’s 10X Commandments

4. Do the math.

Spending more than you make is unsustainable. Before the new year starts, take a hard look at your bank statement and make sure you’re able to follow this most basic rule of wealth. 

Read: 16 Timeless Truths of Financial Freedom

5. Be still.

Theologian Blaise Pascal posited that all of man’s troubles come from an inability to sit quietly in a room alone. Make a practice of this stillness to strengthen your resolve in all things. 

Read: Unlocking the Power of Solitude

6. Extra, extra!

It probably wouldn’t take much more money to change your life for the better. What simple service or function could you perform on the side to bring in another $1,000? Think critically. 

Read: 4 Ways You Can Reinvent Yourself in the YouEconomy

7. Get focused.

We’re constantly bombarded by noise and distraction. What form of media could you tune out to get more done and live with more happiness? Pull the plug on that outlet today.

Read: 4 Types of Mental ‘Noise’ You Should Ignore

8. Admit it.

You’ll never achieve your goal if you don’t define it, and you’ll never define it if you don’t allow yourself to acknowledge that you want it. Some journaling time may help provide clarity. 

Read: 3 Lessons for Chasing Your Biggest Goals

9. Look backward.

Nothing energizes your mindset for future growth like an appreciation of the gains you’ve already made. Take time to consider where you were five or 10 years ago, and note all of the progress. 

Read: 3 Reasons to Pursue Personal Growth

10. Look forward.

Now think ahead five or 10 years. Where do you want to be? Armed with the knowledge that you have grown in the past, don’t sell yourself short. Visualize the person you’ll become. 

Read: Patience is a Superpower

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of SUCCESS magazine.
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