New Release by Shashi Tharoor

365 things to change in 2020 to make it a year of transformation

Every year starts the same, with high hopes, resolutions, goals and ends the same with very less or nothing to tick off from the list. We get excited at beginning of each year , you know why? Because future is always bright and we are always living with the hope and being optimistic that life will change or we will start living our dream life this year. So many of us fail. We are not dedicated enough to stick to our plans and then we complain that life is unfair. We all get a fair chance at life. Then why should only few make the most of it. This is a 365 degree 365 steps transformation guide for those who want to make the most of every moment and every opportunity coming their way. Remember this: only you have the power to change your life. No one but you can give yourself all that you ever wanted. Are you ready? A little can be achieved in a day but a lot can be accomplished in a year! Excited? Lets start:- 1 :- Wake up at 5am daily. Be a part of 5am club. Start before everyone else. No matter what 2:- Practice mindful eating. While eating focus only on food 3:- Practice mindful meetings. Enjoy your every meeting and focus on your insights and learnings from it 4:- Don't speak unless required 5:- Dedicate few hours in weekend to reading books and broadening your mind 6:- Write the 5 things you want most this year daily in a book or in your mobile 7:- Spend 1 hour or less in leisure activity because time is limited 8:- Immediately stop daily contact with anyone who gives you negative vibes 9:-Believe in yourself everyday and for this look into the mirror, read your day's goal and say -I will do this today 10:- Make a daily goals diary and write it before bedtime, it could be on your mobile or a notebook 11:- Make a smiling face at least 10 times a day 12:- Have something to laugh about everyday 13:- Stop scrolling social media and checking on others this year 14:-Give some time to speaking with family everyday 15:- Do not entertain any calls for more than 15 mins 16:- Avoid phone calls that drain you, prefer texting instead 17:- For this year- ignore calls and texts from your ex 18:- Change your sitting place or make some changes on your desk 19:- Practice gratitude, thank god for everything before sleep 20:- Workout everyday 21:- Meditate everyday 22:- Quit smoking or drinking completely this year 23:- Meet 3 new people every month 24:- Participate in at least 1 competition of your field/profession/hobby/passion every month 25:- Hang out with different people each weekend 26:- Spend more time networking 27:- Learn a new dance form 28:- Get pro at one form of exercise, make it your thing 29:- Be associated with one social cause 30:-Learn one new craft 31:-Practice active listening, learn to listen with full attention 32:-Get control over your emotions, be unaffected by others opinions 33:-Practice faith in karma, god, destiny or whatever suits you but it has to be one thing 34:-Reward yourself every week- if you keep up with your commitments for the week, reward yourself 35:-Give up your favorite time pass activity because you don't have time to waste this year 36:-Give more than 8 hours to your most important goal 37:-Use time as a scarce resource 38:-Get mindful about spending time and money 39:-Quit partying this year. Also say no to celebrations that do not match with your self reward day 40:-React different than usual in situations, surprise people 41:-Evaluate your thoughts and refrain from giving time to those that waste your time 42:-Eat nutritious food 43:-Challenge yourself every week/month and see if you are able to follow it 44:-Make it a point to enjoy the journey 45:-Focus more on learning than on finishing things 46:-Dont keep thinking, just do it 47:-Look less into mirror 48:-Dont give yourself any leverage once the goal is set 49:-Start enjoying your own company 50:- Aim to expand and broaden your horizons 51:-Keep your progress to yourself 52:-Keep your efforts a secret 53:-Think for few seconds before replying 54:-Think for few seconds before speaking 55:-Focus on making good memories everyday 56:-Get addicted to learning, reading and knowledge 57:-Practice being curious and ask yourself all possible questions while learning 58:-Do not entertain a single thought of self doubt 59:-Single minded attention to one task at a time 60:-Only do a task after figuring out best possible way to do it 61:-Always use your mind 62:-Practice abundance and attract it 63:-You deserve everything. So never question or limit yourself 64:-Never postpone anything that can be done now 65:-Live in the present 66:-Respect everyone 67:-Always do things at best of your capability no matter how much time it takes 68:-Practice patience, for this-stop expecting immediate results 69:-Don't start anything you will not continue doing 70:-Honor your commitments 71:-Always be on time 72:-Stay updated and relevant 73:-You matter, so conduct yourself with responsibility 74:-Work in continuity when doing a task, don't take long breaks 75:-Practice contentment 76:-Celebrate small joys and moments with loved ones 77:-Fall in love with yourself 78:-Fall in love with your life 79:-Be on the winning side always 80:-Keep your opinions and advice to yourself unless asked 81:-Always look ahead 82:-Never change your goals 83:-Be hard to please 84:-Play hard to get 85:-Evaluate your options carefully 86:-Always negotiate your terms 87:-Never be too eager to reply 88:-Never be eager to please 89:-Use words carefully 90:-Be consistent about what you believe in 91:-Believe in magic 92:-Always give your 100% to all your tasks 93:-Keep yourself above everyone else 94:-Never forget your lessons 95:-Never settle for anything less than you deserve 96:-Dont waste time 97:-Use your resources wisely 98:-Keep a track of your progress 99:-Change your circle of influence 100:-Change your circle of concern 101:-Stop looking for appreciation 102:-Promote yourself well 103:-Take more intiatives in professional life 104:-Behave as if you have already got what you wanted 105:-Attract goodness 106:-Encourage others when they say good things about you 107:-Discourage fault findings and criticisms 108:-Share your knowledge 109:-Have firm grounds 110:-Ask yourself why before doing anything 111:-Whatever you start, make it your thing 112:-Repeatedly keep doing things that make you feel good 113:-Have meetings with purpose 114:-Have discussions with purpose 115:-Change your circle if it makes you unhappy 116:-Eat in moderation and only when required 117:-Consider enjoyment and leisure as only a reward for hard work and day's goals met 118:-Be consistent in all you do and keep doing it regularly 119:-Consistency matters more than talent 120:-You will everything you want to be 121:-MAke conscious decision to be an achiever everyday 122:-Make a note of 5 good things that happened to you in the whole day 123:-Remember good things said to you 124:-Make a conscious decision to focus only on good and positive things said 125:-Make monthly progress chart, compare , make quarterly progress chart, compare 126:-Work for yourself 127:-Practise being self motivated 128:-Be proud of things that make you different 129:-Work on all your relationships from time to time and make sure you have healthy relationships 130:-Be present for others in their time of need 131:-Wish well for everyone 132:-Believe you are truly blessed ti get the life that you are living 133:-Be proud of your achievements and battles you have outgrown 134:-Constantly work to stretch your limits 135:-Increase your learning time consistently everyday 136:-Increase pace of your workout consistently everyday 137:-Increase your meditation focus consistently 138:-Work on getting better each day 139:-Attract good luck and positivity 140:-Thank all those who don't believe in you 141:-Look at your critics with love, they prevent you from becoming complacent 142:-Be thankful for every moment you were made to feel not good enough 143:-Be thankful for all the times an opportunity was denied to you 144:-Be thankful for not getting things easily 145:-Be thankful for having great parents 146:-Be thankful for having great siblings 147:-Be thankful for your friend circle and peers 148:-Be thankful for all those friends& relatives who have high expectations from you 149:-Encourage people to tell you what you lack so you can work on it and get better 150:-Accept praise and complements with grace and zero awkwardness
151:-You are working harder & have more things to look forward to because your peers did not get easily impressed, appreciate that 152:-Never give explanation for anything 153:-Write down goals into short term and long term goals 154:-Convert goals into plan of action 155:-Have timely- quarterly progress review 156:-Train yourself to have self focus 157:-Detach yourself from people and things 158:-Take time to make important decisions 159:-Read your resolutions everyday 160:-Read your monthly goals everyday 161:-Either do tasks with your full interest or don't do them 162:-Shift your focus from usual life to your own way of life 163:-Start enjoying your struggles 164:-Stop accepting people's definition on how life should be 165:-Refrain from having pointless discussions 166:-You are attracting all blessings to get closer to your goals 167:-Its ok to stop spending time with people whom you have outgrown 168:-Be more with people having similar goals to yours 169:-Be more with people who have similar 170:-Learn to say no 171:-Practice questioning everything 172:-Don't take anything at face value 173:-Read terms and conditions whenever you can 174:-Practice awareness 175:-Feel and live in every moment 176:-Drink sufficient water 177:-Know your favorite color, flavour 178:-Read articles of your idols on linkedin 179:-Always write down all your ideas no matter how small or big 180:-Tell yourself that you are capable of donning multiple hats 181:-If someone's opinion doesn't impress you, then it should not occupy place in your mind 182:-If you are born into this worls, you have a role 183:-Act with sense of responsibility 184:-Actions have consequences, act as per this philosphy 185:-Always have high self worth 186:-Be proud of yourself to have survived so far 187:-Do not link your self worth to a particular job or relationship 188:-Detach your self worth from having a sense of identity 189:-Focus on making impact with your words 190:-Be proud of being expressive or be more expressive 191:-Never be ashamed of your struggles 192:-Self worth also does not come with money 193:-Have something to laugh about everyday 194:-Keep doing whatever you are doing 195:-Unlearn everything to have a new perspective on things 196:-Start seeing yourself the way you want to be seen 197:-Be open to receiving good things 198:-Wear the color of the day as per your mood or vibe or activity 199:-Carry one thought of the day from your favorite leader in head whole day 200:-You are already everything you want to be practice believing that first 201:-Chart out a plan to clear your debts before time 202:-Learn about investments' 203:-Always calculate the worth well before buying or investing 204:-Involve loved ones in all important decisions 205:-Never say no to opportunities, you can say no to time wasting activities 206:-Forgive and let go of the past 207:-Practice making opportunity based decisions rather that emotion based 208:-Always remember why you started 209:-Never underestimate anyone 210:-Don't run any rat race. Be a part of your own journey 211:-Do more things that set you apart from others 212:-There is a reason why things happen- remember this 213:-There is a higher purpose to your existence 214:-Make impact to the society with your actions 215:-Money doe buy you lot of your dreams, respect money 216:-Never waste money to show anyone anything 217:-Use money to grow money, multiply it 218:-Use money to make a bigger contribution towards lives 219:-Look at what you have and be grateful for it 220:-Always be messenger of love and goodness 221:-Never see worth in titles, it is always the person behind the title 222:-Learn to read people, know them 223:-Accept and acknowledge the differences 224:-Value people who see you as you are and yet respect you 225:-Realise that its how you see yourself that affects you more 226:-Appreciate your own contributions in your family and relationships 227:-Learn to appreciate what you do for others and look at yourself with pride for that 228:-Build yourself for that opportunity you have been dreaming of 229:-Everything you start should be continued 230:-If you have taken your decisions, now take responsibility of making them right 231:-When you are looking at others life more, you have less focus on your own 232:- If you are only focused on yourself and things you wish for yourself, its a good start 233:-Never let others define parameters of a successful life for you, you know your own criteria, believe in that 234:-Work with those and be with those who have same ethics and values as you 235:-Associate yourself with those who inspire you 236:-Never expect people to be as transparent and good as you 237:-If you see qualities in others , it is an indication that you have some qualities in you, but if you are seeing shortcomings in others, pause and reflect on how you are thinking about yourself 238:-If others opinions somehow hurt you or give you bad vibes, don't get agitated, it is how they are thinking about themselves 239:-What a person thinks about self , will make others feel that way, remember this 240:-Its okay, you can't sometimes change a person's perspective towards life 241:-If you have power to influence, use it to influence good vibes, good thoughts and good words 242:-Sometimes unknown people understand you better than known ones 243:-Out of the 5 best people you must associate with, make yourself as the first best influence on you 244:-Express your opinion, even if you get one reactio. It is important to speak out 245:-Be very professional when it comes to giving your time 246:-Never compromise on quality 247:-Acknowledge and be proud of the work that you are doing 248:-Help others when you can 249:-Make your displeasure evident to things said that you did not like 250:-Respect yourself enough to walk away from situations or people that no longer help you grow 251:-Do not give anyone enough power to control your emotions and state of mind 252:-Your main focus should be on having a productive day 253:-Never celebrate before achievement 254:-Never leave a task incomplete 255:-Your favorite color can either be black or white it cant be both, so choose one 256:-You will have color of the year, priorities of the year, hobbies of the year- have a clear mindset on those 257:-You can become an expert only if you push your limits and this can happen only when you come out of self doubt 258:-Never predict actions or response of others 259:-Always have high standards on how you should be treated 260:-Have high expectations from self 261:-Never cry for what you lost 262:-Once healed, don't scratch your wounds 263:-Make your weaknesses your strengths 264:-Spend more time planning, but once your plan is ready, only execute 265:-Ask yourself why you are doing things 266:-Accept the fact that all are human and let go of the flaws 267:-If you don't have a goal, then ask your parents what to do 268:-Be an observer of your own life , watch situations unfold 269:-Focus on what makes you grow as a person 270:-Accept the fact that nothing is in your control 271:-Learning and enjoying is all you have to do, god has already planned the rest for you 272:-Never judge or make friends on basis of accompolishments, make them on basis of loyalty 273:-Family is above everything, but when it starts hurting, keep yourself above family 274:-You can go very far when you go as a unit 275:-Try to upgrade people with you, make them grow with you, but if you find resistance, walk away! 276:-Once you learn a lesson, make a different mistake not the same one 277:-No one can break you when you act in awareness of your surroundings 278:-Never try to fit in 279:-Simplicity iss never out of fashion 280:-Never give up on your good qualities because of someone's mean behavious 281:-Always see a bigger picture 282:-You don't need any medal to celebrate how far you have come or your interesting journey 283:-Time flies, memories remain, make sure to collect good ones 284:-Never be enemies with fools 285:-Take foolish people lightly , their thoughts and opinions are for your entertainment 286:-Never cut contacts, but never keep daily in touch with those whose words hurt you 287:-If you have things to look forward to each day, if you have dreams, you are already blessed 288:-You will be mature when you decide not to hurt back people, when you will not feel the need to prove anything to anyone 289:-Sometimes you just need to sit back and enjoy the conversation of others 290:-Keep eyes and ears open and let things surprise you 291:-Life surprises you in many ways, you just have to be excited enough to look forward to it 292:-Your parents are the best people you cna spend time with so stop conflict and speak more to them 293:-Value your parents more, grow up and learn to be there for them 294:-Stop being foolish to expect things from outside world, be mature, your parents have already done so much for you, sacrificed so much, make their sacrifice worth it 295:-Appreciate the ones who teach you, they have intention of giving back to society by sharing their learnings 296:-Every great person is a teacher in heart 297:-Respect those who give you wings to fly 298:-If you are planning retirement , you are never going to be an inspiration, you will never be an achiever 299:-Always research well when you research 300:-Be on front foot on causes and situations that matter to you 301:-Again transformation is for yourself, not to prove a point to anyone 302:-Be patient with results, but never compromise on efforts 303:-Don't do things because others are doing them, do them when you truly want to 304:-If you want something, get it 305:-There is no prince charming or a princess waiting to be rescued, only you are your own warrior and saviour. You only need to rescue yourself from being complacent 306:-You don't need to be great at something to begin it 307:-You are born with your personality traits, your conduct must highlight that 308:-Never ignore your gut feeling 309:-Take inspiration from people who believe more 310:-Always be a believer, you must believe that you can achieve 311:-When people limit you, its their own fears that they highlight, if you don't have those doubts and fears yourself, then don't accept them 312:- Be only around those who feed your soul, who make you feel happy 313:-Never judge yourself from eyes of someone else 314:-Never dwell on negative emotion with negative people 315:-You must let others fight their own battles 316:-Never wish bad for anyone 317:-Nothing has power to shake you, break you or make you except you yourself.Note this 318:-You can always choose which battles to fight 319:-Attract goodness like a magnet, you deserve to be made to feel good about yourself 320:-You deserve encouragement, support, to be believed in, you deserve it all 321:-You are worthy of all attention coming your way, you are worthy of all envy, you are worthy of being with anyone you want to 322:-Once you see your own worth it gets difficult to be around those who don't 323:-Your mind has solution to all the problems 324:-If you have managed to get up every time you fall, nothing in the world can break you 325:-Always seek to uplift and to be uplifted 326:-There is nothing that is permanent, there are only phases 327:-How happily you pass through each phase matters 328:-When life gives you lemons, make chocolate cake and leave bitches wondering how you did it 329:-Let no one decide for you 330:-After levelling up, don't stoop down 331:-Winning is important only when you run a race with people, otherwise doing everything with passion and making a decision to be happy everyday is sufficient 332:-When you decide to be finally happy everyday, all the drama suddenly disappears 333:-When you choose yourself above everyone, all barriers disappear 334:-When you work for yourself whether self employed or in employment, all stress disappears 335:-When you divert your attention to learning , all self doubts disappear 336:-Best revenge is massive success but a better life is not to seek revenge at all 337:-Right attitude attracts right people 338:-Once you make a choice to be out of one sided relationships or friendships, you start seeing efforts from other side 339:-You are lucky if you are not forced to live with the people whom you have outgrown 340:-You are lucky if you get a second chance to make your life the way you want at everything 341:-Never run away from uncertainty, if you have reached that place, that means you are supposed to find out what lies beyond it 342:-Look challenges in the eye 343:-The color that attracts you the most this year are the qualities of that color you need to master that year 344:-When people show you who they are for the first time, believe them. That's what you are going to get from them 345:-Let your thoughts be organic, don't feed them 346:-Sometimes you have to let life decide what is best for you 347:-God will make good everything, he will give you what was taken away, he will give you better, just give him the chance and you don't try 348:-Treat people the way they treat you. Why? because they deserve to know where they are going wrong 349:-Never let anyone walk all over you 350:-The only way to get back is to get far ahead of those who wronged you 351:-You already have the power to change your circumstances and the ability to rise much above them 352:-When you are not accepting your current situation, that itself means that you are supposed to rise much above it 353:-Fall in love with life and get addicted to happiness 354:-If you have been made to feel bad about not having something by a lot of people, there will be a time when you will be praised for having those very things 355:-Others will always judge you on those parameters they themselves lack 356:-There is everything in your life you can change.Every situation, circumstance, opinion about you. You have all the will power to do it 357:-Channelise all your energy to focus on making the most of this life 358:-If you have made someone smile in a day, you have done a great job 359:-When people don't want you to do better than them, then why to even tell them when you have 360:-When you become who you want to be, it will be there for everyone to see.You don't have to make any effort to show it 361:-Avoiding people is never a solution, when they reach out to you, deal with them effectively 362:-Never share your insecurities with anyone 363:-It is easy to notice insecurities of people they hide them by making extra efforts 364:-A secure person is a misfit where everyone is insecure. In such a case, feed their insecurities, there is no other option 365:-Sometimes your growth graph does not allow you to stay at one place for long. If ability to deal with people is your only weakness, you are strongest, most secure person in the room. Accept this and start seeing people for who they are These 365 points will completely change your mindset and reprogram you to get what you want in your life. If you feel life has been unfair to you, opportunities being denied to you, then don't lose heart. Believe in yourself and keep working towards self growth. There will be many standing in your way trying to demotivate you and discourage you, make you feel small or incompetent but all you have to do to rise above them is to keep working and keep believing in yourself. You will grow and soon be successful at dealing with people and situations if you learn ho to read people and their insecurities. You need to use their insecurities against them sometimes so that they don't come after you. Sometimes being too good or too positive is viewed as being soft or weak. To change that, start listening with your mind open. You have to win over the circumstances to change them. A lot more techniques of dealing with people and reading them will be mentioned in my next articles, subscribe to get updates. Stay blessed, stay motivated and never lose heart. You have to bring your time; for that being patient and preparing is important. When your goal is to learn, no one can stand in your way.

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