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15 New Year’s Resolution Ideas to Make This Year Your Best Year

15 New Year’s Resolution Ideas to Make This Year Your Best Year

With the new year quickly approaching, it’s time to make our resolutions once again.

If you’re like most people, then you have a recurring pattern of creating a resolution, and forgetting about it in less than a month. Studies show that the reason why 92% of people[1] don’t follow through with their resolution is simple — the resolution isn’t exciting enough to get them to take the actions required.

We’re going to help you break this pattern today, because we’ve curated the top 15 new year’s resolution ideas that will put some fire into your belly. We recommend that you choose a few of these, and test them out in the next few days. The biggest mistake people often make is when they try to take on too many goals without having a specific direction to guide them.

Without further ado, here are 15 new year’s resolution ideas.

1. Travel to a country you’ve never been to

One of the biggest personal growth opportunities comes from discovering new cultures and locations that you’re unfamiliar with. I’ve had the opportunity to travel the world alone, and it’s one of those rare situations that pushed me beyond my comfort zone.

    2. Less tech, more nature

    As we become a more connected world through technology, it can feel impossible to disconnect. This brings with it more stress, baggy eyes, and lack of connection (no pun intended) with the people we love most. You can use free productivity apps to help you block out the distraction and unwind.

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      3. Learn a new language

      If you’ve been putting off learning a new language, this is the year to make it happen. As the world is becoming a more globalized place by the minute, having a foreign language under your belt is transitioning from a ‘nice-to-have’ to a ‘must-have’ skill in life, and in the workplace. Check out websites like Rype to get live 1-on-1 daily lessons online with professional teachers, anytime of the day.

        4. Invest 10% of your salary/income on yourself

        Warren Buffett is famous for sharing that the best investment you can make is in yourself. Whether it’s $100 or a $1,000, allocate a portion of your salary to invest in yourself. This could be your education, your health, your love life, whatever you want to improve in your life.

          5. Explore a new career opportunity

          If you’ve been in a career that is not maximizing your full potential, it might be time for you to take that leap and explore new options. There are limitless options out there, and you can start looking at popular job boards like Indeed, Monster, or even Craigslist.

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            6. Rekindle an old friendship you lost

            Is there someone in your life who you haven’t been able to keep in touch with? Perhaps it’s a friend from high school, or it may even be a family member. One of the biggest regrets people have at the end of their lives is leaving incomplete relationships that should have been fostered. Take that step today and rekindle an old friendship before it’s too late.

              7. Commit to getting in shape

              No amount of money or success is going to matter if your health isn’t optimal. Getting in shape should be your number one priority, because it’s the foundation that will not only help you become more successful, but enjoy your success once you get it.

                8. Develop that skill you’ve been putting off

                Do you have a skill that you’ve been wanting to learn, but have been putting off? You may have been discouraged in the past because you weren’t picking it up fast enough. Try following some of these strategies to master a new skill faster.

                  9. Read one book every week/month

                  The more you learn, the more you earn. Kick-off the new year by committing to read one book per week (or per month if you know you can’t commit to one week).

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                    10. Quit smoking

                    I recommend you read Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking[2]. Published in 1985, this book has helped millions of people, including celebrities such as Ellen Degeneres, quit smoking after implementing the strategies outlined in the book.

                      11. Go 80%

                      Everyday we huff and puff, trying to squeeze in that extra minute, paragraph, or meeting. But if we can work smart, it’s completely possible to get 95% done by putting in 80% of the effort in, and avoiding the unnecessary stress. The key is to choose strategically what you want to be working on.

                        12. Say ‘Hell Yeah’ or ‘No’

                        Derek Sivers has a famous saying of either saying ‘Hell Yeah’ or ‘No’. This means that unless you’re incredibly excited about a new opportunity and willing to give 100% of your effort, you should practice saying no. It will allow you to focus more of your time on what truly matters.

                          13. Give back through volunteering

                          We’re incredibly fortunate to have the lives we lead, no matter where you are right now. If you’re able to read this using a smartphone or a laptop, you’re more fortunate than the majority of the people around the world. Giving back through volunteering will not only give you perspective on how grateful we should be, but it will help you contribute to the community.

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                            14. Become a digital nomad

                            The rise of digital nomads has arrived, and it’s here to stay. Our entire company at Rype is fully remote at the moment, including our language teachers, and we plan to stay that way.

                              15. Review your goals every month (not every year!)

                              The most impactful New Year’s Resolution may be to actually review your resolutions more than once a year. You can make adjustments based on how far you’ve actually come, and you’ll feel more motivated by reviewing it every month (or even every week).

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                                50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

                                50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

                                Life is filled with highs and lows —happiness and struggles that will test your resilience and integrity, push you to overcome challenges and leave you with lessons that will make you even stronger on your way up.

                                It’s the way you feel and think about yourself, including your expectations and beliefs about what is possible to you, greatly determines everything that happens to you.

                                It all starts with your thoughts. When you change your thoughts, you transform the quality of your life. (Right, Nancy’s story is a typical example!)

                                Below is a list of the best motivational quotes to inspire you to start your day with a blast:

                                Quotes for self-assurance

                                1. Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality, upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.

                                  2. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.

                                    3. You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.

                                      4. The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others

                                        5. You attract what you are, not what you want. If you want great, then be great.

                                          6. It’s not who you are that holds you behind, it’s who you think your are not.

                                            Quotes about positivity

                                            7. Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.

                                              8. You should never regret anything in life. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it is experience.

                                                9. Falling down is an accident, staying down is a choice.

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                                                  10. If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that.

                                                    11. Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.

                                                      12. Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for great.

                                                        13. Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned from worst times and from the worst mistakes.

                                                          Quotes for work and success

                                                          14. Don’t talk, just act. Don’t say, just show. Don’t promise, just prove.

                                                            15. Never stop doing great just because someone doesn’t give you credit.

                                                              16. Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even if you don’t want to.

                                                                17. Work while they sleep. Learn while they party. Save while they spend. Live like they dream.

                                                                  18. The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear.

                                                                    19. Never apologize for having high standards, people who really want to be in your life will rise to meet them.

                                                                      20. If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

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                                                                        21. Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it, time will pass anyway.

                                                                          22. Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.

                                                                            23. A hill is just another opportunity to leave your competition behind.

                                                                              24. Don’t quit. You’re already in pain. You’re already hurt. Get a reward from it.

                                                                                25. Hustle until you no longer need to introduce yourself.

                                                                                  26. You didn’t come this far only to come this far.

                                                                                    27. Be selective in your battles for sometimes peace is better than being right.

                                                                                      28 If we keep doing what we are doing, we’re going to keep getting what we’re getting.

                                                                                        29. You will never know your limits until you push yourself to them.

                                                                                          30. Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.

                                                                                            31. The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.

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                                                                                              32. If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough.

                                                                                                33. If you can’t handle stress, you won’t manage success.

                                                                                                  34. Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams.

                                                                                                    35. Don’t mistake silence for weakness. Smart people don’t plan big moves out loud.

                                                                                                      36. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

                                                                                                        37. Obsessed is the word the lazy use to describe dedicated.

                                                                                                          38. You become who you spend your time with.

                                                                                                            39. Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.

                                                                                                              40. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

                                                                                                                41. If you don’t build your dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs.

                                                                                                                  42. Between stimulus and response is our greatest power –the freedom to choose.

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                                                                                                                    43. What comes easy won’t last, what lasts won’t come easy.

                                                                                                                      44. Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.

                                                                                                                        45. Work until your idols become your rivals.

                                                                                                                          Quotes about money

                                                                                                                          46. Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.

                                                                                                                            47. I create new enemies every day, it’s called business.

                                                                                                                              48. When you have a Million Dollar vision, don’t surround yourself with 1 cent minds.

                                                                                                                                49. You can’t get rich thinking poor.

                                                                                                                                  50. Doing what is comfortable is rarely profitable.

                                                                                                                                    51. If you can count your money, work harder.

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