By Robin Sharma
Global Leadership Expert. #1 Bestselling Author. Humanitarian.
This is the time of lofty ideals, high ambitions, fresh commitments and gorgeous intentions.
We’re all smart enough to know we’ve been blessed with the fresh chance of an innocent 12 months. The past is history. What lies ahead is up to our creativity.
I write this message with a single intent: to ensure this year becomes the finest year of your life yet.
This post is deep, longer than usual and rich with content. Read it all. Reflect on it. Study it. [The uncommon talent within you deserves to see the sunlight over 2017, doesn’t it?].
There’s too much superficiality in this world right now. Who has the right clothes? Are we in the hippest restaurant? What did that celebrity eat for breakfast today?
The majority longs for pure success, real greatness and their place at the table of legendary.
Yet they refuse to install the beliefs, run the routines, do the work and live the days that would make so much of that their reality.
Add to this the fact that digital media has caused our brains to resist content that takes some effort, stretches our thinking and sparks our growth.
Society is selling us on the virtues of easy thinking and instant gratification lives. But you know there’s zero gain there.
Those who will win + shine + own the game in this New Year love ideas and information that push their limits. They ache to expand. They hunger for the heroic.
…Personal elevation is their oxygen.
…Relentless optimization is their addiction.
…Making this year x100 better than last year is their obsession.
The rare-air few who lead their fields totally get that effort breeds reward. That hard work delivers beautiful fruits. That focus + practice provides genius.
The cold yet precious truth is this: you’ve been presented with an exceptional series of opportunities by this pristine New Year:
–A genuine shot at your own version of greatness.
–An open window to let go of former resentments, hurts and disappointments.
–The space to blueprint precisely what you wish to do and who you devote to become over 2017.
–The platform to release the dream stealers from your life so people who understand you, encourage you and fuel your bigness start showing up.
–A clean canvas to produce work that is poetic and release value that is magnificent.
–A blank slate to develop the interior life like the giants of humanity.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sending you some of my best information through a series of videos and posts.
Each piece has been carefully crafted and lovingly produced to help you make the first 90 days of 2017 the best 3 months you’ve ever had.
See–by starting this New Year ultra-strong, you’ll get the wind behind your back.
A fire will have been lit. An instinct to win will become ignited. An energy of mastery will have been excited.
To start our work together so we make 2017 breathtakingly great for you, I [strongly] encourage you to make the following 9 clear moves starting TODAY:
#1. Write a Win List. This is an inventory that you write with pen and paper [yes–go analog so your brain gets pushed] noting the 25 victories you created over 2016.
#2. Draw Your Perfect New Year. I have my clients who attend my live events like Personal Mastery Academy do this with spectacular results over the weeks that follow. Just get a large piece of paper and some crayons. And like a child with eyes of utter wonder, map out your ideal year in courageous detail. Do not think small here!
#3. Set Your Monthly 5. On the other side of the paper, record your five priorities for each month of 2017. They can be personal or professional. Just get them down so your best nature can start sensing opportunities to make them happen. You now have a tool you can use for regular review to keep you monomaniacally focused on the vital few.
#4. Do a Life Detox Audit. The negative people, the pursuits you dislike and the environments that deplete your joy are costing you fortunes of income and empires of impact. In my online courses on elite performance, one of the best things I teach is releasing these success bandits from your life. So you can become the person life truly wants you to be.
#5. Run The 60-Minute Student Routine. Spending sixty minutes every day learning and growing is an absolute game-changer. The more you know, the better you can do. And the faster you’ll grow, the higher you’ll fly. Schedule a daily period to invest in your personal development and mastery of your craft. Build this right into your daily schedule for the next 90 days. Because the things that get scheduled are the things that get done.
#6. Make Your Dream Collage. Pictures seduce your subconscious mind on the benefits of your visions. Want to get ridiculously fit fast in 2017? Find images of your ideal body, the foods you’ll eat and the new lifestyle you’ll embrace. Amped to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of your market this year? Get some pictures and glue them onto a large sheet. Do this for all your core ambitions over the next 12 months. Then put the collage in a place where you can see it often, as positive psychologists now have hard data confirming that “triggers and cues” are powerful forces to reshape daily behavior.
#7. Take a Wonder Walk. Now you’re super clear on what needs to happen for 2017 to be epic [Clarity Breeds Mastery]. Next do something I do almost every day: go for a long walk in nature. Many of the most creative and productive people from history ran the ritual of nature walks. As you step, reflect on the opportunity of this new year. Resolve to forgive those who have hurt you [they made you stronger and more noble]. Commit to letting go of what no longer serves you [it got you to here]. Promise yourself that the next 3 months you’ll stay with your plans no matter what walls show up. Because they always do.
#8. Create Your Morning Declaration. Come up with a 3 paragraph statement to remind yourself of who you are at your best, how you wish to live each day [master the day and you recode your life] and what you vow to stand for in the world. Reciting this aloud when you first wake up reverse hypnotizes your brain and heart so you delete negativity and bring on your audacity.
#9. Just Breathe. You know, life’s too short to be too serious. Yes, it can be tough. Sure, unexpected events happen. Definitely, our great hopes can sometimes be destroyed. Yet–there is so much striking beauty in the world. And you have such good in your life. So just breathe, keep doing your best and remember that vast blessings are definitely on their way.
…I truly hope this post I’ve invested so much energy in has been helpful to you.
All I ask is that if you’ve found value in it, you’ll not only share it so we can help someone who needs it but that you’ll also do the work needed to live it.
I just don’t want you to miss out on making 2017 the brightest and most important year you’ve lived to date.
The world needs more heroes. Today–become one of them.
You CAN do this. I’m here to help. Let’s get this done.
Love + respect,
P.S. As I mentioned, all month I’ll be sending you some of my finest content, like this very heartfelt video walking you through my predictions for 2017, so you start this pristine year super-strong. Definitely stay on the lookout for it.
Because nothing will change if you don’t start the process of change.