Starting the Year Off Right: Insights for Making This the Greatest Year of Your Life
First of all, I want to be among the first to tell you Happy New Year! We’ve closed out the chapter of 2021 and we have started a new chapter called 2022. I hope that you were able to close old chapters, heal old wounds and embrace the wisdom and lessons of 2021. Most of all, I hope that you were able to say goodbye to the memories so you can say hello to all the incredible moments that await you in 2022. Were you able to take time and develop a strategy? 2022 cannot look different for you unless you dare to do something different. I hope these insights will position you for success, prosperity, and breakthrough in 2022 and beyond!
- You cannot start the year right with an unrenewed mind. Honestly, most people changed the calendar but nothing about their lives has changed. What do I mean? They have brought the same ideologies, philosophies, and constructs into 2022. Sure they may have even written down some resolutions and made some affirmations. However, resolutions and affirmations without a renewed mind will only cause you to live your life on repeat. An unrenewed mind is unresponsive to change, growth, development, or maturity. As long as you are unresponsive to change, you will never be empowered to upgrade your life. If you want to elevate your life in 2022, then understand that it will begin with driving toxic thoughts from the mind so you can design new cycles of success, prosperity, and victory. When toxic thoughts are not driven from the mind they dominate you and engineer cycles of defeat. Make the decision right now to renew your mind and stop living adjusted to an old paradigm. Your paradigm will always determine what is possible for you.
- Do not set resolutions for 2022. I can see some of you looking puzzled right now. However, as a highly respected thought leader, I have not set resolutions in decades. Why is that? They do not work. In all honesty, most people give up on their resolutions in a matter of weeks. Then they go back to life as usual and they never accomplish their goals or live their dreams. So instead of setting resolutions, I want you to set three to five goals for yourself that you want to accomplish in 2022. I want you to think of a spiritual goal, personal goal, professional goal, financial goal, and health goal. Then I want you to create a tactic for how you will execute the goal and see it manifest this year. Resolutions fail because they lack strategy and tactics. More importantly, resolutions fail because they are not guided by intention. So set your goals, write them down and keep them before you every single day. I guarantee you will go further and do more than the person that simply sets a resolution for the year. Many times we are trying to transform our lives without understanding that lifestyle changes always start with personal change. So changing your life will begin with change happening on the inside of you. A new year with an old you will simply be a repeat of the year before.
- You must become a person of action. While writing down your goals and having a tactic is important, it is even more important that you become a person of action. The difference in seasons is your attitude and your actions. I can assure you that you will be met with resistance, opposition, and obstacles in 2022. However, I can also assure you that your attitude and actions will determine both your advancement and your ascension. Most people have great ambition and aspirations. Unfortunately, ambition and aspiration are not enough to actualize your dreams. In fact, most ambitious and aspirational people abort their dreams. When the excitement of what is possible for your life diminishes, you must have the execution to see the possibilities of your life unfold. Action moves you from the realm of hope into the realm of manifestation. Most of all, action empowers you to defy the odds, surmount the insurmountable, and manifest the life of your dreams. Action is an internal shift that moves you from imagination to intention. Intention is the prophetic catalyst to infinite possibilities and opportunities.
- You need accountability in your life this year. Many people respect me and the work that I do around the world. As a highly respected thought leader and advisor, I have worked with leaders around the world and empowered them to fulfill their purpose and realize their greatest potential. Many people reach out to me because they want to know the secret to my success. If you have followed my work, then you know that I have not been selfish about my success and I have shared openly about my journey. One of the biggest keys to my success has been pursuing strong accountability. As a self-starter, I do not need a lot of motivation and inspiration. I know how to motivate myself to achieve my goals and manifest my dreams. On the other hand, every person has blind spots that if not managed will bankrupt their success. So I have mentors and advisors in my life that help me in my areas of deficiency. In addition, they watch out for my blind spots and hold me accountable so that I do not forfeit success and prosperity. Accountability is not a sign of weakness. Accountability is a powerful demonstration of strength. Accountability is what has preserved me and ensured my progress over the years. Accountability is something that must be pursued if you want a platform that is preserved. This year I want you to seek out accountability in your life. Accountability partners challenge your excuses, confront your fears, push your limits and destroy your mediocrity. Accountability ushers you into the realm of greatness.