New year resolutions are a tremendous opportunity to commit to change in our lives. Being the best we can be starts with our attitude, our values and our commitment. Right now that means choosing resolutions that we can commit to that strengthen our lives. Here, I offer you five resolutions for success that you can use at the start of the year or any time you want.
1. Focus for Success
Start with a clear definition of the nature of your success. What are you really looking for? Is it happy relationships, academic success, an improved career, financial security or something else entirely? How will you recognise your success when you get it? Resolve to define your success, write it down and review it daily. I review mine in the morning; some people do it before going to bed. Whatever you choose, do it daily and measure your progress regularly to remain focused.
2. Be the Success You Want to Attract
Use the Law of Attraction and act as if you already have your success (be absolutely clear: I’m not advocating spending money you don’t have yet). Be a source of positive energy, make friends with people who believe in you and support your goals. Do the same for them. Create when others destroy. Perform random acts of kindness. Be a model of what you want to attract into your life. Find out more about the Law of Attraction here.
3. Study Success
Buy books, CDs and DVDs written by success mentors such as Jim Rohn, Jack Canfield and Anthony Robbins. Study success strategies. Keep doing it until it’s second nature to you. Get obsessed, become a success bore. Being successful is not something you can do by accident or as a part-time job. If you want it, you’re going to have to work for it. That means learning new skills, improving your abilities and developing an unshakeable attitude. Start by buying a copy of Jeffrey Gitomer’s Little Gold Book of Yes! Attitude. Read or watch positive videos for at least 15 minutes per day. I do it for an hour, but that doesn’t suit everyone. Join the many people who get their “15 minute fix” of inspiration each morning by reading or listening to the resources on Inspiration Zone.
4. Work Together
Collaborate with like-minded people. Find people who share your attitude of success and help each other to succeed. Create a Mastermind Group to share ideas and encouragement. Helping others to succeed is often the best way to find your own success. Inspiration Zone is all about helping you to find success and I can’t tell you how much running it helps me and Lynne to be more successful every single day. We’re launching our Success Club soon so I highly recommend joining that. Until then, make sure you join our Mailing List and we’ll give you automatic membership of the Success Club when we go live.
5. Keep Going
This is a key resolution. Resolve to persist in spite of all the odds. Keep going. Never stop, even when you feel you’re getting nowhere. Your success is incredibly important, not just for you but for all those around you. Everyone that sees your success will be inspired to push themselves a little further. Your every achievement makes your ultimate success more likely. Every tiny victory is another rung on that ladder.
The Next Step
This year, make your resolutions for success and start right away on making them happen. In case I haven’t made it clear enough yet, your achievements are incredibly important to me, so please share what your resolutions are below and keep coming back to update me on how you’re doing. Let’s be successful together.