62 WAYS TO MAKE 2010 YOUR BEST YEAR YET (with commentaries)
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.
Can do that!
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.
You lost me there. Okay, now you want me to innovate. A what?
7. Believe in your dreams (even when others laugh at them).
Yes. I still do.
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.
This is fun. I will add this on my to-do list.
11. Watch “Man on Wire”.
12. Regardless of your title at work, be a team builder.
But I work alone.
13. Remember that business is all about relationships and human connections.
I will always remember this!!!
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.
Travel. Love. Money. Beauty. Greatness.
17. Read your Big 5 every morning while the rest of the world is asleep.
18. Read “As You Think”. At least twice this year.
19. Be willing to fail. It’s the price of greatness.
Uhm. Parang di ko yata keri 'to.
20. Focus less on making money and more on creating value.
Aylaket! but when the bills arrived, what do i do then?
21. Spend less, save more.
I can't promise.
22. Leave everything you touch better than you found it.
23. Be the most positive person in every room you’re in.
This is the hardest part.
24. Run your own race.
24. Stay true to your deepest values and best ideals.
I just hope they are the right ones.
25. Write a handwritten thank you note to a customer/friend/loved one every day.
26. 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.
27. Read “Atlas Shrugged”.
28. Be a problem solver versus a trouble maker.
29. Rather than doing many things at mediocrity do just a few things-but at mastery.
You lost me at 'doing'.
30. Honor your parents.
I love you dad and mom!
31. Commit to doing great work-whether anyone notices it or not. It’s one of life’s best sources of happiness.
32. Give more than you receive (another of the truths of happiness).
33. Have your 1/3/5/10/25 years goals recorded on paper and review them weekly.
34. 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.
34. Underpromise and then overdeliver.
35. See part of your job as “a developer of people” (whether you work in the boardroom or the mailroom).
36. Wear your heart on your sleeve. When people see you’re real, they’ll fall in love with you.
37. Be authentic versus plastic.
38. Read “The Alchemist”.
42. Drink more water.
43. Rest when you need to.
44. Read “SUCCESS” magazine.
45. Write your eulogy and live your life backwards.
Hahaha! Okay will do this!
46. Demand the best from yourself.
47. Remember that the more you go to your limits, the more your limits will expand.
48. See everything that happens to you as an opportunity to grow (and therefore, as a precious gift).
49. Be obsessed with learning and self-development.
50. Become comfortable alone (you are the only person you get to be with your whole life).
51. Smile. It’s a stunningly effective way to win in business and life.
52. Reflect on the shortness of life.
53. Be bold when it comes to your dreams but gentle with those you love.
54. Remember that success is dangerous because it can kill drive/innovation/passion and going the extra mile. Be successful yet stay hungry.
55. Read “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin”.
56. Be of deep value to this world.
57. Own beautiful things but don’t let them own you.
58. Use excellent words.
59. Laugh more.
60. Don’t complain, gossip or be negative.
61. Plan as if you’ll live forever but live as if you’ll die tomorrow.
62. Feel free to pass these lessons on to those you want to help.
- Robin Sharma
stolen from The Next