2. Have you noticed how the most accomplished people just seem
to identify important things and consistently get them done?
Study successful people long enough and you start to pick up
on the resolutions they seem to consistently make.
3. #1 Spend more time on the not-to-do list
Your time is a treasure to be invested. Creating a list of things
that you are not going to do, allows you to invest more of your
treasured time on the few things that matter the most.
4. #2 Essential first, email second
We wake up with a renewed mind and spirit, ready to take on the
world, and then we immediately allow ourselves to be distracted
by an insignificant email. Instead, wake up, take on the most
important task of the day, and then (and only then) hit the email.
5. #3 Find your purpose
Starting a career, a company or any kind of journey that is
based firmly on your purpose is foundational to success and
happiness. If you don’t know your company’s purpose or even
your own, finding one is the worthiest of resolutions.
6. #4 Support a cause
Fortunately, there are people like you who have already started causes
that make the world better—they feed the hungry; they save the rain
forest; they fight cancer; they do good things. There is virtually a
cause for everyone, and contributing will make your year happier.
7. #5 Invent more choices
You can’t feel grateful and fearful at the same time. And one
certain way to become afraid is to feel trapped by any situation.
The remedy is choice. The more choices you feel you have, the
less trapped—and happier—you will feel.
8. #6 Find a Yin for your Yang
Wherever there is great innovation, there is a Dreamer and an
Operator. First, determine where your passions lie, then go find
an equally passionate partner, then go change the world. Walt
Disney had Roy Disney, Steve Jobs had Steve Wozniak.
9. #7 Get outside your jar
After all, you know what works, what doesn’t, what you can
afford, what’s been tried in the past. Instead of relying only on your
expertise, learn how to find other experts solving similar challenges to
the ones you are facing. Go ask them what you may be missing.
10. #8 Manage your work effectively
Good decision making, delegating and prioritization
are the signs of an effective leader, no matter your
position within the organizational matrix.
11. #9 Work-Life Balance
―Life is what happens when you are not paying attention.‖
Unfortunately for many of us, we let this become true. Do yourself a
favor and plan your vacations for the next year today. Go to see your
parents. Travel with your family. Do it and you will have a nice day!!!
12. #10 Be the creator
What is the outcome you want? What stands in your way? How do
you overcome these obstacles? These three simple questions will
keep you from being victimized by any situation. Creators change
the world. Victims just bitch about stuff.
13. Thank You Very Much
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the
things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw
off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade
winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain