35 Fast Tips to Make This Your Best Year Yet

Best Year YetI’m sitting on an airplane thinking about what the best performers and most successful people do to continually outperform everyone around them.

As we enter what I hope will be the single best year of your life yet, I’ve come up with 35 Tips that I invite you to concentrate on. Share these tips, reflect on then, post them where you can see them – and allow them to infuse your mindset:

  1. Remember that the quality of your life is determined by the quality of your thoughts.
  2. Keep the promises you make to others – and to yourself.
  3. The project that most scares you is the project you need to do first.
  4. Small daily improvements are the key to staggering long-term results.
  5. Stop being busy being busy. This New Year, clean out the distractions from your work+life and devote to a monomaniacal focus on the few things that matter.
  6. Read “The War of Art”.
  7. Watch “The Fighter”.
  8. In a world where technology is causing some of us to forget how to act human, become the politest person you know.
  9. Remember that all great ideas were first ridiculed.
  10. Remember that critics are dreamers gone scared.
  11. Be “Apple-Like” in your obsession with getting the details right.
  12. Take 60 minutes every weekend to craft a blueprint for the coming seven days. As Saul Bellow once said: “A plan relieves you of the torment of choice.”
  13. Release your need to be liked this New Year. You can’t be a visionary if you long to be liked.
  14. Disrupt or be disrupted.
  15. Hire a personal trainer to get you into the best shape of your life. Superstars focus on the value they receive versus the cost of the service.
  16. Give your teammates, customers and family one of the greatest gifts of all: the gift of your attention (and presence).
  17. Every morning ask yourself: “How may I best serve the most people?”
  18. Every night ask yourself: “What 5 good things happened to me this day?”
  19. Don’t waste your most valuable hours (the morning) doing low value work.
  20. Leave every project you touch at work better than you found it.
  21. Your job is not just to work. Your job is to leave a trail of leaders behind you.
  22. A job is not “just a job”. Every job is a gorgeous vehicle to express your gifts and talents – and to model exceptionalism for all around you.
  23. Fears unfaced become your limits.
  24. Get up at 5 am and take 60 minutes to prepare your mind, body, emotions and spirit to be remarkable during the hours that follow. Being a superstar is not the domain of the gifted but the prepared.
  25. Write love letters to your family.
  26. Smile at strangers.
  27. Drink more water.
  28. Keep a journal. Your life’s story is worth recording.
  29. Do more than you’re paid to do and do work that leaves your teammates breathless.
  30. Leave your ego at the door every morning.
  31. Set 5 daily goals every morning. These small wins will lead to nearly 2000 little victories by the end of the year.
  32. Say “please” and “thank you”.
  33. Remember the secret to happiness is doing work that matters and being an instrument of service.
  34. Don’t be the richest person in the graveyard. Health is wealth.
  35. Life’s short. The greatest risk is risk-less living. And settling for average.

I genuinely wish you the best year of your life.

Stay Great.

Robin Sharma

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76 Responses to “35 Fast Tips to Make This Your Best Year Yet”

  1. Ricardo Blackmore says:

    Dear Mr. Sharma:

    Ever scince I read ” El monje que vendio su ferrari “( I live in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.)
    My life has changed 360°. It was given to me by a friend while I was beeing hospitalized for a leg surgery and over dose…..
    While readding it, I felt and noticed an inner change on me… after three months in bed a could not wait to put in to practice all the principals of your book and little by little….( like taking baby steps ) I find my self brand new and ready to take it to the next level…..

    No words to thanks you…. but many blessings to you and your family!!!!

  2. pavanireddy says:

    really simple and superb sir.wish me to follow these tips

  3. Harold devine says:

    Robin has really changed my way of thinking and my life has just improved
    I really want to thank him for what he has show me about life
    . His a true hero.
    Thanks robin.
    Great respect and great love.

  4. Qamar says:

    excellent ways we need to focus on our routines

  5. John says:

    I just finished reading “The Secret letters of the Monk who sold his Ferrari, last night in bed.” It is very inspirational, moving and heart warming. My thoughts and perceptions about myself, others and life in general have changed.

    I ended the last page of the book, with tears and spent the whole night evaluating my life. I hope and believe that it will make significant impact on my life. Highly recommend to all who have not read it yet…or wanting a new phase in their lives.

    Thanks Robin for this and all your inspirational write ups…..You are a STAR

  6. Subhash Kumar Kunnath says:

    Robin Sharma’s teachings have created more “leaders” than followers. This will remain one of Robin’s most valuable contributions to this Universe. I salute him for the great thoughts he has brought in to this world, where everybody wrongly advocated the idea of leaders and “followers”. Thank you Robin. You have made a big difference to the people who have read your words and understood you.

  7. John Cheruiyot says:

    They can revolutionize one’s life. I will try my best to stick to each and everyone of them.

  8. John Cheruiyot says:

    I went to this website after reading The Monk who Sold his Ferrari, a very revitalizing book.

  9. LUIS says:

    Gracias Maestro y aplicar solo uno al día es excelente

  10. Anyango says:

    Great stuff. I appreciate that you never disappoint & always add value to my life.

    Thank you Robin

  11. Charity says:

    Hello Sir,
    At the outset of this mail all I want to say is “WOW” this is super and excellent principles that I am going to take a print out and keep this in my room and follow them one by one,this is exactly what I want in life,no matter how much I want to live a right kind of life and to be oriented,yet life is always pulling me to be disoriented.Life is a challenge for me when I see that I have to accomplish many things especially my calling,where I procrastinate a lot

  12. shaik fareeth says:

    Dear Robin,

    Hope u r fine !

    As usual rocking thoughts !!! Thanks a ton for sharing !


  13. Denis says:

    I read most of your mail and am seeing my thinking, being and doing being transformed. Thanks you. The best however is that I run a centre for personal development and am privileged to see 1000s of kids benefit from my life and stories of my journey. Thanks you for helping to impact a young African generation.

  14. vinodhini says:

    i read your book “Family Wisdom”.It showed me a way to live a beautiful life.

  15. Sunita Goel says:

    these motivational thoughts keep me bursting with energy.


  16. Dehan Seneviratne says:

    Dear Robin,
    Simple but true. I think the message is that we need to excel in simple matters.
    Thanks for the great thoughts
    Dehan Seneviratne-Sri Lanka

  17. Sonali says:

    Fantastic tips Robin. If only I choose to follow a few, I do see a remarkable life ahead of me. Will definitely try. I am a huge fan of ur writing. Thank you.


    Robin muito obrigado por tudo o que me tens ensinado ao longo destes anos, hoje sou quem sou devo-te a ti. Thank you so much Elizabeth Ministro. PORTUGAL

  19. Vishal Tiwari says:


    Robin Sir,

    You must be doing great,I have just started reading TMWSHF and feeling a great values to life & people around.
    I am very greatful for you,who keeps us alive in our dreems.Wish me because I am now following you.

    Be in Blog,
    Some one is Somewhere reading you…

    Thanks a lot

  20. Subbu says:

    Dear Robin,

    Im quite inspired by your powerful and inspiring messages, thoughts and books includes your Audio plus video. Each and every one is quite interesting and inspiring…besides relevant and applicable. I would like to express my gratitude of thanks for sharing the same to one and all to be a game changer in our life. I would like to rate all your thoughts and messages beyond 10. As every message or insights shared is beyond inspirational but creating a new meaning to our life…defining a way of life filled with Passion, Energy, Gratitude, Compassion, Beyond Titles….a true life to lead beyond existing…to living a enriching life. God Bless.

    Best Regards and Blessings…Subbu

  21. Javier says:

    Your words are always full of wisdom. Thank you for doing what you do. You a great leader and you have helped me live a more meaningful and more organized life. Thank you very much!

  22. hind says:

    can someone explain me the point 15 !? Why Disrupt or be disrupted !!

  23. emaan says:

    good:)this are the good tips.

  24. garima singh says:

    sir, i have read your 3 books and all were too good thanks for ignite hope in us

  25. Dasrath Persaud says:

    A lot of pretty good tips

  26. Vaishali Nathani says:

    Robin Sir,

    You are simply WOW!!!

    Respect you sir, You are amazing!!

    The amount of free material on You tube, blogs, internet proves that you DO care to be of service to humanity.

    You do change life, Robin sir!!

    Love + Respect,


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