The time has come when we start to make plans and resolutions for the upcoming new year. We set lofty goals and have all sorts of intentions of being better than we were the previous year.
But we often fall short because we take our past failures, disappointments and other baggage into the new year with us. You cannot be successful or achieve new goals with old thoughts and behaviors. You have to start fresh!
Here are some tips for starting 2016 with a clean slate:
1. Let go- It sounds simple but it is really hard for some of us to close chapters of our lives that have ended. Whether it is a relationship or a job or a bad business deal, you have got to know when to get out and move on. Let go of anything that does not uplift or help you grow into the person you were meant to be!
2. Forgive- Stop holding grudges because they keep you rooted in the past. If someone did something bad to you in 2015, do not take those feelings of anger and betrayal into 2016. Forgive people for their wrongdoings and accept they are human and flawed (just like you) because you do not want those negative vibes to keep you from being great in 2016. Also, forgive yourself for not meeting all of your goals in 2015 or for not being the best version of yourself. Adjust your attitude towards positivity and be confident that 2016 is your year!
3. Focus- Get tunnel vision. In 2016 do not worry about what the competition is doing. Focus on how you can be the best version of yourself, or how you can deliver the best service or product. Do not take distractions and noise with you into 2016. Stop comparing your journey to someone else's– instead figure out what makes you different from everyone else and work on fine tuning those skills and traits.
Make yourself a promise that you will get out of your own way in 2016 and do not take destructive or unproductive behavior into the new year. I hope 2016 is your best year yet!
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