Wednesday, February 19, 2014

64 Ways to make 2010, oops.. I mean 2014, your best year yet by Robin Sharma

64 Ways to make 2014 your best year yet - by Robin Sharma

Well, it is supposed "to make 2010 the best year yet". However, it's better late than nothing at all, isn't it? In fact, I can use it as a guide for many years to come as I doubt that I can do it all within one year and somehow there are some points that are good if it is to be done continuously.

I made one copy, cut it nicely, and pasted it on the first and last page of my journal. I put a black marker on the '0' and wrote '4' using the correction tape hehe... This way it will come handy when I need to read and recall. I also made another copy and pasted it on my office's wall, close enough for me to read :)

The wordings aren't really clear on the picture above so I copied the text and pasted it below:

1. Remember that leadership isn't about your position. It's about your influence. 

2. Get fit like a pro athlete. 

3. Lift people up versus tearing people down. 

4. Protect your good name. An impeccable reputation takes a lifetime to build. And 60 seconds to lose. 

5. Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence. 

6. Remember that even a 1% daily innovation rate amounts to at least a 100% rate of innovation in 100 days. 

7. Believe in your dreams (even when others laugh at them). 

8. Measure your success, not by your net worth but by your self worth (and how happy you feel). 

9. Take an intelligent risk every 24 hours. No try - no win. 

10. Read "Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist" by Roger Lowenstein.

11. Watch "Man on Wire"

12. Regardless of your title at work, be a team builder. 

13. Remember that business is all about relationships and human connections. 

14. Say "please" more. 

15. Say "thank you" more. 

16. Know your Big 5: the five things that need to happen by the end of this year for you to feel its been your best year yet.

17. Read your Big 5 every morning while the rest of the world is asleep. 

18. Read "As You Think" by James Allen and Marc Allen, at least twice this year. 

19. Be willing to fail. It's the price of greatness. 

20. Focus less on making money and more on creating value.

21. Spend less, save more. 

22. Leave everything you touch better than you found it. 

23. Be the most positive person in every room you're in. 

24. Run your own race. 

25. Stay true to your deepest values and best ideals.

26. Write a handwritten thank you note to a customer/friend/loved one every day.

27. When you travel, send love letters to your kids on hotel stationary. In time, they'll have a rich collection to remember your travels by.

28. Read "Atlas Shrugged" by Ann Rynd.

29. Be a problem solver versus a trouble maker. 

30. Rather than doing many things at mediocrity do just a few things-but at mastery. 

31. Honor your parents. 

32. Commit to doing great work whether anyone notices it or not. It's one of life's best sources of happiness. 

33. Give more than you receive (another of the truths of happiness). 

34. Have your 1/3/5/10/25 years goals recorded on paper and review them weekly. 

35. Be patient. Slow and steady wins the race. The only reason businesses that went from zero to a billion in a year or two get featured in magazines is because 99% of businesses require a lot more time to win.

36. Under promise and then over deliver. 

37. See part of your job as "a developer of people" (whether you work in the boardroom or the mailroom). 

38. Wear your heart on your sleeve. When people see you're real, they'll fall in love with you. 

39. Be authentic versus plastic. 

40. Read "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho.

41. Remember that life wants you to win. So get out of your own way. 

42. Consider that behind every fear lives your next level of growth (and power).

43. Eat less food. 

44. Drink more water. 

45. Rest when you need to. 

46. Read MOTIVATED magazine. 

47. Write your eulogy and then live your life backwards. 

48. Demand the best from yourself. 

49. Remember that the more you go to your limits, the more your limits will expand. 

50. See everything that happens to you as an opportunity to grow (and therefore, as a precious gift). 

51. Be obsessed with learning and self-development. 

52. Become comfortable alone (you are the only person you get to be with your whole life). 

53. Smile. It's a stunningly effective way to win in business and life. 

54. Reflect on the shortness of life. 

55. Be bold when it comes to your dreams but gentle with those you love. 

56. Remember that success is dangerous because it can kill drive/innovation/passion and going the extra mile. Be successful yet stay hungry.

57. Read "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin". 

58. Be of deep value to this world. 

59. Own beautiful things but don't let them own you. 

60. Use excellent words. 

61. Laugh more. 

62. Don't complain, gossip or be negative. 

63. Plan as if you'll live forever but live as if you'll die tomorrow. 

64. Feel free to pass these lessons on to those you want to help. 

At per his last point, I share it with you here on my blog. Who knows it may help and guide you too, to overcome this year's life journey ^^ Good luck and have fun! :)


Rekha Monger said...

Wow Wow Wow, Such amazing ways to make life wonderful not just 2014 :).
There's so much to do in life and so little time :(.

Is Man on Wire a documentary or TV series? And yes I will have to read Atlas Shrugged.

I've bookmarked this, will have to sit down and revisit again.
And for today I'm doing No. 38, wearing my heart on my sleeve, wink.

Thank you so much for sharing this, absolutely loved it.

Rima Reyka said...

Hi Rekha! Glad that you also found it useful and inspiring :)

A man in rope is a documentary film. You can watch the trailer here:

Haha... Sure! Just be yourself and people will love you for who you are, not for who you want them to love ;)

It's my pleasure sharing this to you and hope to benefit others too! Have a great year ahead! :)

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