16 Tips To Help You Get Your Big Break In 2016
Go be awesome.
We're only a couple of weeks in to 2016 and some of us have already broken our New Years resolutions. Some of us are still going, and some of us didn’t bother to make them at all.
No matter where you are on that spectrum, here are 16 tips to help you have your best year yet!
1. Set attainable/short-term goals
These will help you in the long-run.
2. Write things down
Why not start with those goals we just mentioned?
3. Let go of the obsession with busy
Rest, meditate, read, chill.
4. If you’re someone who can’t chill, find a hobby and pursue it passionately
5. Stay in from time-to-time
You’re not going to miss anything if you don’t go to that party.
6. Stay curious
Try taking university level courses for free, at your own pace, for fun.
7. Increase your EQ, as well as your IQ
Emotional intelligence is a set of skills, including control of one’s impulses, self-motivation, empathy and social competence in interpersonal relationships.
8. Put away a dollar a day into a travel fund
Before you know it you'll have a solid amount of cash to put towards the trip of your dreams.
9. Deactivate all of your social media for a week
See what you end up doing with the time.
10. Pessimistic optimism
This doesn’t mean be a downer, just don’t rely on other people to do things, or to do them correctly for that matter. Simply keep your expectations in check.
11. Stay up-to-date
And not by way of ratings-obsessed media conglomerates (Ahem, Fox and CNN).
Download the Associated Press app – where the news gets its news – and turn on notifications. It’s one of the most objective and timely sources for current events and will keep you in the know.
12. Respond, don't react
Look at things rationally and logically. Keeping this in mind, it’s almost always a bad look to air-out your troubles via social media.
13. Simplify and de-clutter
It will do wonders for your mind.
14. Don’t be cryptic
Do away with the passive aggressive tendencies. Communicate and don’t leave room for misinterpretation.
15. Watch AFI’s Top 100
Get black and white, get foreign, get a little under stimulated.
While nearly all of these predate the 21st century, anyone above the age of 35 will truly appreciate your references and you’ll see how much of today’s pop culture stems from classics like The Graduate, 2001 Space Odyssey, and The Godfather.
16. Get mentored
Don’t hesitate to reach out to those who inspire you. It’s as flattering to them as it is advantageous to you.