21 Tips for a Positive New Year

Start 2024 off right – every day

  1. Stay positive. You can choose to listen to the cynics and doubters and believe that success is impossible, or you can trust that – with faith and an optimistic attitude – all things are possible.
  2. Take a daily “Thank you” walk. You can’t be stressed and thankful at the same time. Feel blessed, and you won’t be stressed.
  3. Eat more natural foods. Choose foods that grow on trees and plants instead of foods manufactured in plants.
  4. Talk to yourself instead of listening to yourself. Instead of listening to your complaints, fears, and doubts, talk to yourself with words of truth and encouragement.
  5. Post a sign that says, “No energy vampires allowed.” Gandhi said, “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet,” and neither should you!
  6. Be a positive team member. Being positive doesn’t just make you better – it makes everyone around you better.
  7. Don’t chase success. Decide to make a difference, and success will find you.
  8. Get more sleep. You can’t replace sleep with a double latte.
  9. Don’t waste energy on negatives. Avoid gossip, issues of the past, negative thoughts, and things you cannot control.
  10. Look for opportunities to love, serve, and care. You don’t have to be great to serve, but you have to serve to be great.
  11. Live your purpose. Remember why you do what you do. We don’t get burned out because of what we do – we get burned out because we forget why we do it.
  12. Remember that there’s no such thing as an overnight success. Love the process, and you’ll love what the process produces.
  13. Trust that everything happens for a reason. Expect good things to come out of challenging experiences.
  14. Implement the no complaining rule. If you’re complaining, you’re not leading.
  15. Read more books. Set a goal of enjoying more books than you did in 2023.
  16. Don’t seek happiness. Instead, live with love, passion, and purpose, and happiness will find you.
  17. Focus on “get to” vs. “have to.” Each day, focus on what you get to do, not what you have to do. Life is a gift – not an obligation.
  18. Don’t let failure define you. Remember that failure is not meant to define you. It’s meant to refine you.
  19. Smile and laugh more. They are natural anti-depressants.
  20. Make time for relationships. We are better together. The more we connect with great friends, the more enjoyable life becomes.
  21. Enjoy the ride. You only have one ride through life, so make the most of it and enjoy it.

How will you make 2024 more positive?

- Jon