Whether 2008 was awesome or less than stellar for you, it’s time to make 2009 your best year yet. Here, we gathered the best advice from the experts featured in the January issue of SUCCESS.
“Take massive action. You have to be willing to do the things you don’t want to do. You have to build a momentum that consistent action produces.” —Tony Robbins, life coaching expert “Establish clarity of vision. Know where you are going and write it down.” —Andrew Sherman, author of Road Rules and lawyer Write it down. “Where would you be, what would you have and how would you think differently if you didn’t let anyone, anything or any negative thought rent space in your head?” —Gary Coxe, personal-growth expert “Read to energize yourself. Read yourself full, think yourself clear, set yourself on fire.” —Charlie “Tremendous” Jones, personal-development legend Act upon it. “If you are sitting on a big idea right now, it’s time to get moving!” —Donny Deutsch, host of The Big Idea “Notice what’s working and what’s not working. And when it’s not working, change your approach. And keep changing until you finally achieve what it is you’re committed to.” —Tony Robbins, life-coaching expert Track your progress. “With a dream as the basis, create a specific and measurable goal that has a date for achievement.” —Vic Johnson, goal-setting expert Plan the execution of your business concept. It’s not just the idea that makes for a good entrepreneur. “Where people go wrong is that they think the idea is the most important thing. Actually, great ideas are not hard to find. It’s the execution with the right people that makes all the difference.” —Adam Slutsky, founder of Mimeo The best way to get through hard times is to take action and not feel sorry for yourself.” —John Paul DeJoria, founder of Paul Mitchell Systems • “Let the past be a servant for making the future more enjoyable and more profitable.” —Jim Rohn, personal-development expert “Decide what you will no longer stand for and what you’re committed to. Clarity is power.” —Tony Robbins, life-coaching expert “Even busy people need to cultivate their personal relationships. Spending time with friends and family is good for your mental health.” —Mireille Guiliano, CEO of Clicquot Inc. and author “ ‘Begin with the end in mind.’ Picture the end of your life as your frame of reference by which everything else is examined. Each part of your life can be examined to what matters most to you.” — Stephen Covey, leadership icon