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100 Tips to Make 2011 the Best Year of Your Life!

01/03/2011 01:48 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

A brand new year is always exciting! We are filled with anticipation, we resolve to achieve our goals and we set out to conquer the world. Given that this is a fantastic time to reflect and plan, here are 100 tips to make 2011 the best year of your life.

  1. Know that you have a mission.

  • Gain perspective.
  • Embrace challenges.
  • Surround yourself with people who are on the same page.
  • Seek out mentors who can inspire your path.
  • Define your personal and professional boundaries.
  • Clarify what your skills are worth.
  • Reinvent yourself.
  • Think of yourself as a corporation.
  • Learn to act instead of react.
  • Take advice only from people who've been in your shoes.
  • Eliminate distractions.
  • Grow your focus.
  • Watch your thoughts. They play a role in your reality.
  • Pay attention to details.
  • Learn to listen more.
  • Look beyond appearances.
  • Practice more gratitude.
  • Increase your stamina.
  • Meditate. If you don't, learn.
  • Know your priorities.
  • Write out your goals in full. Be specific.
  • Under-promise and over-deliver.
  • Keep your word.
  • Maintain integrity.
  • Take a leap of faith.
  • If you have a dream, go for it.
  • Keep your plans to yourself.
  • Speak less and do more.
  • Don't settle.
  • Take time to smell the roses.
  • Go to sleep early.
  • Make that phone call.
  • Need help? Ask.
  • Make your own opportunities.
  • Refine your mannerisms.
  • Be mindful of what you accept into your mind.
  • Read more.
  • Think savvy but be humble.
  • Accept your present situation as is. It won't last forever.
  • Flow instead of resist.
  • Surrender.
  • Have faith.
  • Be a leader.
  • Remember that money is not everything, but satisfaction is.
  • Be authentic.
  • Expect more from yourself.
  • Remember that you are the creator of your destiny.
  • Apply more passion to everything that you do.
  • Define your vision.
  • Remember that patience is a virtue.
  • Breathe when in doubt.
  • Remember that perseverance is king.
  • Stay motivated and pass it on.
  • Speak with more clarity.
  • Declutter your environment.
  • Make time to be with family.
  • Remember that every setback is a set-up.
  • Be more creative.
  • Think outside the box.
  • Don't follow the herd.
  • Carve out your own niche.
  • Be bold. Be brave.
  • Trust your instincts.
  • Know your worth.
  • Ignore your haters.
  • Don't brag. Let your efforts speak for themselves.
  • Remember that timing is everything. Don't give up.
  • Use more logic than emotion.
  • Cultivate discipline.
  • Know your values.
  • Beware of temptation. It comes in many forms.
  • Think twice before you act.
  • Know your weaknesses.
  • Acknowledge the one/ones who gave you an opportunity.
  • Say "thank you" to everything -- the good, the bad and the ugly.
  • Be the kind of person you'd want to meet.
  • Say no to distractions.
  • Follow your bliss.
  • Remember that clarity precedes manifestation.
  • Remember that your life matters, and you matter.
  • Remember that failure is not a option.
  • Surround yourself with people who know more than you.
  • Eliminate jealousy.
  • Eliminate competition from your mind.
  • Do not compare yourself with others. It will cost you.
  • Eliminate shortsightedness.
  • Practice long-term thinking.
  • Build credibility.
  • Remember that greed is not an ally.
  • Build your life on your terms.
  • Take care of yourself.
  • Know your opponents.
  • Know your limits.
  • Preparation invites opportunity.
  • Take responsibility. Refuse to cast blame.
  • When in doubt, walk away.
  • Ask for what you want.
  • Remember that love knows where to find you.
  • Remember that determination unlocks the door to your potential.