Do you remember your childhood?
Yeah, me neither.
However, I do remember growing up as a kid, I always had this dream of having the good things in life (fancy cars, houses, wrists watch and everything else you can imagine), travelling the world, making new friends and making a bucket-load of money.
Mind you, none of that happened at the time.
My brother and I would start the year by talking about all the things we wanted to do, the things we’d stop doing and things we’d achieve by the end of the same year.
On Day 1 of the New Year, the resolution would seem to be working. Day 2 would also go smoothly.
From Day 3, the resolution would begin to go down the toilet and before the end of that week, all the resolutions, the do`s and the don’ts would vanish into thin air.
Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
Well, how about this?
I’m sure you’ve seen people you envy because they have a few (or more than a few) things you probably don’t have but want.
Yeah, it stings, right?
Okay, enough about failed New Year’s resolutions, 2017 is almost gone. Let’s talk about how to do better in 2018.
How You Can Achieve Your Goals and Live Your Best Life In 2018?
First things first, you need to understand that you are the pilot of your dreams, your future and your life in general.
Whatever you want to achieve begins from within.
As such, your thoughts should never be on autopilot because it will do you more harm than good.
But maybe, I’m getting ahead of myself. Here are a few tips to help you live your best life in 2018:
#1. To leave where you are and get to where you want to be requires discipline, planning, preparation and the mind of a go getter.
#2. Believe in yourself. You can do anything if you believe in yourself and if your “’Why’’ is strong enough.
#3. Every idea you come up with, make sure you write them down, make a plan and work on them gradually.
#4. Never accept that you can’t do something. You have great power within you! Challenge yourself to do something you’ve never done before and act on it.
#5. It’s one thing to want something, and a different thing to go for it. To live the life you dream of, you need to take responsibility for taking the steps required to get there.
#6. Learn something new everyday.
#7. Live each day like it would be your last and you only have one chance to achieve that which is important to you.
#8. Plan your daily ‘To Do`s’ and tick things off the list as you do them. Don’t sleep till you’ve ticked everything off your list.
#9. Leave the past in the past. Forgive yourself for whatever regrets you might have and focus on what needs to be done.
#10. As the popular saying goes “No man is an island”, go out and make good friends. Learn from them, develop yourself and build strategies on how to get the little things done before proceeding to bigger ones.
#11. Love yourself for who you are. Never try to copy someone else. An original is worth more than a photocopy. Be yourself, flaws and all.
#12. Stop making excuses. Stop procrastinating. Stop telling yourself “I’ll do it later” . Later too often becomes Never and you’ll never get anything done that way.
#13. Take action, make mistakes, learn from them and move on.
I know the title said 2018, but why wait? Why not start now?
Don’t give me that line about “… waiting for a better time.” Start now, keep at it everyday, and slowly, but surely, the life you’ve always fantasized about will become your reality.
You can do great things. You have no limits, except the ones you place on yourself.
Go get the lifestyle you want.
Be Heard. What Do You Think?
Do you have any more tips for living your best life? Let’s talk in the comments section.