4 Easy Steps to Reach Your New Year’s Goals & Perform Better

Do you want to make this year the best and most successful year of your life?

I want to explain what you can do to make it happen! These tips are very practical and easy to do, but they will be greatly beneficial to your success. Keep reading and I will show you how…

How to Reach Your Goals

One of your most valuable financial assets is your earning power. They call it your human capital or your intellectual property. In order to reach your goals, you have to constantly increase your earning ability.

Imagine climbing a ladder. When you start at the bottom of the career ladder, most people have no earning ability, but after 10 or 20 years some are earning 20 to 50 times more than others! Even though they started out in the same place.

What’s Their Secret?

The difference is that the top people, continually learn new skills as they go through their careers. Like climbing a ladder. Every new skill increases your ability to get great results. It increases the value of your contribution. It increases your ability to earn more money.

If you want to earn more money in and accomplish your goals this year, create more value. It’s as simple as that.

How do You Make This Year a Great Year?

The only way you can create more value for yourself is to learn and apply new skills that allow you to get better results. Results that people will pay you more for.

1) How to Write Goals For Next Year

Some people don’t know where to start and wonder how to write goals. Ask yourself this question…

“Where do I want to be in 12 months?” 

Write down 10 goals that you want to accomplish in the next 12 months. Look at your goals that you have written down and think to yourself, “If I could wave a magic wand, which one goal would have the greatest impact on my life.”  For most of us, it’s a financial goal.

For some of us, it might be a fitness goal, a relationship goal, or a business goal, but for most of us, it is a financial goal. You can still use these tips on any goal.

2) Focus On One Skill At a Time

Write it down very clearly and set a date. Then make a list of everything that you can do to achieve this goal. Then, the next question you want to ask is,

“What one skill will help me the most to achieve this goal?”

Think about all of the skills that you have and find out one skill. Focus on learning one skill that can help you achieve your most important goal.

This formula is the reason why people go from the bottom to the top of anything. The most successful people have very clear and goal-oriented habits.

You must have a very clear goal. Then you must be very clear about the skills you must acquire that will get you there. When you acquire new skills, it helps you climb the ladder of success, every new step of the ladder you increases your earning potential.

When you increase your earning ability, you open up new opportunities for yourself. Keep adding new skills and keep growing to achieve your most important goal.

3) Manage Your Time

Today we are overwhelmed with too much to do and too little time.

You must plan every day in advance… 

The simplest way to do this is to make a list of everything that you have to do in your coming day. If you are going to invest your time into anything, you want to do the thing that gives you the greatest return on energy, or your mental and physical energy.

Some people work all day and make a few dollars and some people work all day and make thousands of dollars.

Which one do you want to be?

Make a list of everything that you have to do in the coming day and identify your most important task. Which one item will have the greatest value in your work? The greatest value in achieving your main goal? Work on this task first. Work on it until it is 100% complete.

4) How to Develop a Good Habit

Start each day by completing a task first thing in the morning. This is one of the great psychological tricks of success…

Start and complete one task, first thing in the morning.

If you’re going to complete a task in the morning, start and complete your most important task! Do that every day before you do anything else. Repeat this over and over again for 3 weeks and you will develop a habit.


Focus on your most important goal by developing skills to achieve it. Manage your time by completing the most important tasks first and develop a new habit of completing your most important task first.

If you do follow these 4 tips, I promise that you will have great success and develop great habits for years to come.

What are your goals for this year? Join the conversation below and let me know what you think.

To learn how to use SMART goals for goal setting, check out my recent post, SMART Goals 101 which will help you plan your goals for the entire year.

How to Create SMART Goals

About Brian Tracy — Brian is recognized as the top sales training and personal success authority in the world today. He has authored more than 60 books and has produced more than 500 audio and video learning programs on sales, management, business success and personal development, including worldwide bestseller The Psychology of Achievement. Brian's goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin and Youtube.

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