2017 was a mixed bag for Ryan.

But he’s starting 2018 with seven strategies to make it the best year of his life. Listen in to hear what they are.

Seven Strategies to Make 2018 The Best Year of Your Life

Keep a journal about what’s going on in your life. Write in the journal when you are feeling good about yourself, and particularly when you want to make progress towards your goals.

Practice active appreciation. You don’t need to wait until you make the next business deal; until you can go to the gym next; until 2019 to feel good.

When are you going to be happy, if the answer is never “now”? Take stock of all the good things in your life, and make a conscious effort to feel grateful for them.

Set clear goals for yourself. This can be done by writing them down in your journal.

Write down: what the purpose of your life is now (not the totality of your existence, but where you see your life going). What are you moving towards now? This can be as complex as a major business change or as simple as exercising every day.

Listen to recordings from personal development experts in your downtime. These will help you stay on track to achieve your goals while also adding insight into other areas of your life.

When considering what path to take in your life, ask yourself what will matter to you thirty years from today. This will focus your decisions on what is truly important in the long-term.

The response to most major questions is "who?". Very little in life is worth doing alone; who will your major life decisions effect?

Lastly, when you wake up in the morning, please, PLEASE do anything but immediately check your smartphone! There are so many other better ways to start your day than with stressful emails, checking the market, and so on.

Have a great 2018!

Key takeaways:

  • 2017 may have been a great year, a bad year, or a mixed bag for you, but
  • 2018 can be the best year of your life
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