How to (Simply) Make Your New Year Rock

Each new year brings with it new opportunities to recreate ourselves.

If you’re reading this it means that you were given a brand new canvas to paint on as boldly and brightly as you’d like.

If you’re staring at your canvas (i.e. your year ahead) not knowing exactly what to paint or what colors to choose you’re in luck.

The truth is making a few simple changes to your life a little at a time will yield BIG results by this year’s end.

So, if you’re ready to make this year rock, here are 8 simple yet powerful tools to have a rockin’ year!

1. Get a Vision.

“Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.” ~President Barack Obama

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15 Steps To Find Your Passion

“Got passion?”

I’m talking about the kind of passion that knows no time and lasts all night long. It then wakes you feeling refreshed even though you’ve only had a few hours of sleep and it’s ready to go again. And no, I’m not talking the sweaty kind.

I’m talking about the kind of passion that stems from inspiration and knowing that what you’re doing is part of your greater life purpose.

“Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.” Angela Monet

The Wake Up Call

I remember feeling extremely lost in college. I was an economics and psychology major. Don’t ask me why I chose that combo, but at the time it sounded good.

Although I found my classes interesting when it got down to doing the actual assignments I wanted to be anywhere but at my desk figuring out statistics equations. At the time, I decided to bear it because I thought it was the right thing to do. I didn’t want to disappoint the people who loved and believed in me.

However, the lesson I came to learn was that in life when you choose to “bear it” because of not disappointing others it doesn’t work out too well.

By sophomore year I was miserable and getting less than stellar grades, which threatened my scholarship. When I finally landed in the hospital that was my wake up call.

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