Success and what it takes to succeed in 2016

Successful people have been studied and researched for hundreds of years to determine what the average person can do in order to replicate their success. There are a few signs that indicate you are on the road to success for 2016.

How to ensure continued success throughout the year:

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes

This is one of the most common traits among entrepreneurs and successful people in the world today. They have all overcome failure, do not care what people think and embrace the idea of learning through experience. The great Thomas Edison is remembered saying that he did not fail at creating the light bulb 100 times but the opposite. He remarked “I have found 100 ways not to make a light bulb”. This drive to overcome and make mistakes to learn from can be seen within many successful people in the 21st century.

Have emotional stability

The idea of positive and negative feelings affecting how we work plays a huge role in our level of success. If you are always feeling negative instead of adopting an optimistic outlook, then there is no doubt you will not attain what you want in the New Year. Managing your emotions will help you think clearly and keep you focused on your goals. Emotional stability also portrays to people around you a certain sense of stability and security. This stability will help you achieve success throughout your career and life.

When you feel defeated fight harder

It is important not to give up even when it seems you have lost the battle. A common trait among successful people is that when they are down they will always continue to push through and overcome. There are only two options when things get hard – you can either quit or dig in and overcome. Successful people create a habit of fighting adversity rather than walking away.

Trust your instinct

Sometimes this can be mistaken for arrogance or impulsiveness, but the ability to pick what you think to be the best option in situations that are uncertain is very important. Successful people examine all alternatives and if there is no clear choice, then they trust their instincts. Many times people are faced with a decision they have to make that is spontaneous with little or no information. The most successful individuals are very good at this because they have good instincts and trust their feelings.

Sometimes you must do the things you don’t want to do

All the time successful people are faced with things that they do not want to do. As mentioned above, they overcome this because they know it will lead to their success. Sometimes this involves dealing with an angry client or firing someone but these decisions must be made to continue success. As you do these things they will become easier to manage and good habits will form.

Don’t be afraid to put in more than you get out

The concept of delayed gratification and patience is something that has helped successful people through some of their toughest times. There are many times when people feel as if they are putting in way too much effort for little return. This is okay and successful people know that this work will benefit them in the future.

As your business grows and develops, it is crucial to develop and keep your skills up to date to achieve success in the New Year. If you practice these success principles and continue to work towards your goals, then there is no telling what you can accomplish.

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10 Tips to Kick Start 2016!

Now that the new year is here, it is time to get out of holiday mode and start 2016 off with a big bang! Here are 10 simple ways to get an early start to the new year that will benefit you all year long!


Get Your Day Started Early:

There is no doubt that the classic saying “the early bird gets the worm” is a well known fact. Getting up early allows you to get a quick start to your day without distractions and helps you accomplish things early on – resulting in more free time for you to enjoy with friends and family. So this year, start waking up early by utilizing your alarm clock as well as getting to bed at a decent time.


Making Time For Fitness:

Working out is one of the best things you can do for your body and your mind as well. Physical activity releases endorphins and boost your energy levels up which help deliver more oxygen and nutrients throughout your body. Just 30 minutes of exercise a day can benefit your body and help you feel healthier and better about yourself!


Make A To-Do List For Your Day:

If you find yourself stressed and overwhelmed by work piling up, then a to-do list are perfect for you. To-do list exist to help you organize your priorities and help you get things done on time


Write Out Your Goals For The Year Ahead:

Research has shown that physically writing down your goals increases your likelihood of accomplishing them. So grab your favourite notebook, and brainstorm goals and aspirations that you would love to accomplish this year. If you have goals that weren’t accomplish last year but you still would like to achieve, write them down and work towards them with your goals for 2016 – its never too late to achieve them!


Drink More Water:

Research has shown that nearly half of Americans don’t drink enough water everyday. So instead of giving up chocolate or carbs think about about adding more good stuff to your diet like water – it will have a huge impact!


Say ‘Yes’ More:

Take advantage of this year and make it more eventful by saying ‘yes’ more often! Say ‘yes’ to more opportunities that you would normally decline in previous years – you never know where one opportunity that you agree to can lead you!


Take Up A Hobby:

If you have always wanted to start a new hobby or try something new, this is the year to do it! Whether it be learning how to play a new instrument, cooking, painting, or learning how to speak a new language, try it all because you never know what you might enjoy! Plus you might also meet new people who enjoy the same interests as you – double win!


Make More Time For Friends And Family:

One goal we should all have for 2016 is making more time for our loved ones! We are all busy with our daily schedules of work, school, and hobbies, that sometimes we forget about making time for the people that truly matter in our lives. Plan a trip, have a party, or simply go out to coffee with friends and family, and show them how much they mean to you!


Give Back To Your Community:

After a month of receiving from the holidays, give back by helping out your community in different ways! Donate to your favourite charity, or help out a neighbour that is in need. Giving back feels good, and is a perfect way to kick start 2016!


Log Off Your Phone Every Once In A While:

Our smartphones can be a blessing and a curse at times – it keeps us connected with the ones we love, but it can keep us distracted from what really matters in life. Log off your phone and social media accounts every once in a while this year and keep in touch with the finer and simpler things in life that are worth experiencing first hand!

Make 2016 a year to remember by kick starting it with these 10 simple tips! Good luck and have a Happy New Year!