How to Make 2013 the Best Year of Your Life

New Year’s eve is the day of dreaming about brighter futures and a better you. Maybe you’re busily scribbling down resolutions for yourself, goals and achievements you want to have under your belt to keep next year’s turkey and potatoes company.

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, never have. All that planning and goal setting and guilt tripping just isn’t for me.

But, goals or no goals, I already know that 2013 will be the best year of my life.

How do I know?

Because I’ve decided that it will be. I will fake it until I make it the best year of my life.

The act of making declarations is very powerful. Earlier this year I declared that I am a writer and have been making it true ever since. I declared that I am a poet and not only started showing up at spoken word events and poetry slams, but started writing more poems than I have time to polish with still more pouring out every day.

The year 2012 has been a beautiful year. It has been the best year of my life. Not because I made resolutions in 2011, but because I decided from the beginning that it would be the best year and took every opportunity to make it true. I stepped out into areas that scared me, took on challenges that seemed too ambitious and too audacious. I brought my best and took risks because I already knew the year was going to turn out great. I believed in my bones that every experience, good or bad, was valuable and would make me stronger and more capable, more confident.

So all you have to do is declare 2013 to be the best year of your life. Say it out loud in front of your mirror, tell a friend, write it on your blog. Send it out there, own it and see where it takes you.

Here’s to 2013, the best year of your life, happy new year,



3 thoughts on “How to Make 2013 the Best Year of Your Life

  1. You’ve got some good points there. 2012 was pretty interesting for me as well, and I hope 2013 is the same. It reminds me of a Star Trek poster I saw a little while ago, it said, “Don’t wish for a better year, make it so,” and it had Captain Picard doing something awesome. Hope 2013 is amazing for you!

    • Thanks Jack. So far so good for 2013, I’m already not going to make it past February without some awesome experiences under my belt. I see you’re already doing great things over at 100stories this year; I’m looking forward to my weekly sci-fi fix!

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