Smart entrepreneurs need to aspire for excellence. In other words, you need to be your “best self” this year. This is imperative for people who wish to attain long-term accomplishments.

The main question is: How will you achieve this goal? Here are 4 steps to consider for the new year:


You need to be realistic. Success does not come overnight. Positive transformation calls for small but meaningful changes in both beliefs and deeds. Even the smallest adjustments will certainly make a big difference. It may not be advisable to overhaul your approach entirely and immediately. Instead, embark on a gradual shift in your performance. You may do away with one or even two disruptions each day. This can boost your competence considerably. Always concentrate on your tasks for consistency.


Adopt the attitude of being PROACTIVE and UPBEAT. Avoid being mechanical or simply react to things that happen spontaneously without giving it a thought at all. This is not the way to succeed. You can be sure that you will wish afterward that you could have responded in a different way. The problem with being REACTIVE is you give up control over vital occurences in life.

Engage in Strategic Planning

 You need fail-safe strategies to plan your business targets and personal life. Take time out to set up everything rather than just doing the ordinary without any challenges. Make an earnest commitment about what you need to do daily, weekly and monthly. Remember to be guided accordingly by your objectives, foremost concerns, and values.

Be Happy and Thankful

Finally, be thankful for all the good things as well as problems. Be happy you have made consequential strides in your life and influenced the lives of peers, co-workers and family members positively. Stay away from negative attitudes and pessimism since these will only make problems harder to deal with. Focus on gratefulness even if this is not easy for it can transform your life for the better. You may not believe it but being thankful reduces the amount of stress when times get rough. Appreciative individuals are happier, avoid getting depressed, put less meaning on material things, and feel more confident regarding their lives.

Life can be thorny. Yet, take the necessary steps to make improvements even if these are not in great magnitude. NEVER QUIT regardless of how grueling your journey is. Spend plenty of time to pay attention to people and things around that bring happiness to you. If you are capable of doing this, the chances to succeed improve considerably. Try to learn from your past blunders but suceesful businesses normally falter at first and become successful later. It is impossible to hit a home run right away during your first bat.

Make sure to adopt these strategies and you will surely become among the best entrepreneurs in 2019.