Best Year Ever Technique
Most Powerful Technique to Achieve the Best Year EVER!
Having the Best Year Ever! I am going to introduce you to one of the most powerful exercises and techniques that I teach my students to have the best year ever. This simple technique changed my life forever, and I want to share it with you and change your life forever.
Step 1 – Write Your Best Year Ever Story
Imagine it is New Year’s Day, January 1, the following year. If the actual year is 2021 you would pretend that it is 2022, etc., as you look back over the last year, it was the best year ever, what happened?
On a piece of paper, write this leading sentence, “I can’t believe that [put the year] was the best year ever because…”
Allow yourself the freedom to just write whatever it may be that is going to make it the best year ever. This is the part you allow yourself to dream and connect with what would make it the best year. Do NOT hold back, if it comes to mind, write it down, let your mind go.
It doesn’t matter what it is, write it down and allow your story to flow.
It’s critical that you do NOT overthink this and you allow your story to come out of you. Get rid of all of the negative thinking and just write whatever comes to mind.
Examples of things you may want to include:
- New pursuits
When I first implemented this technique, I discovered how much I want to speak and help others. This Best Year Ever Exercise has changed my life forever and here’s how.
Step 2 – Re-read Your Story
Now that you have completed your best year ever story, go back and read it. Do NOT allow your negative thoughts to get in the way. Read it and let this story to sink into your mind. Is this the best year ever or do you need to add some additional details to make it the best year?
Add any other items to make it the best year ever and then move on to step 3.
Step 3 – Identify Your Goals
You’ve written your story and read it, now read it again and dissect it. This time as you read your story underline the items that would make it the best year.
For example, “We went to Disneyland as a family and …”
In this example one of the things that would make it your best year was to take a trip to Disneyland, hence why it is underlined. Go through your paper and underline everything that would make it the best year. After you have underlined the key items, move to step 4.
Step 4 – Micro-Goals
Primarily what you have underlined were broad goals, i.e., Disneyland in the above example. If you were just to put that out there, you would eventually get it, but we want you to get it this year. You will increase your likelihood of reaching this goal if you go through the process of breaking down your large goal into smaller micro goals.
The broad goal is going to Disneyland, but now you need to identify all of the costs associated with it. Where will you sleep? Are you going to go for a week, or a few days? Where will you eat?
You are going through the process of identifying what needs to happen to make this a reality. As you go through this process, you are also visualizing it.
After some initial research, you discover it’s going to cost $3,000. You break this down into smaller goals. If you want to go to Disneyland in one year, that means you will need to save $250 every month.
However, this may be overwhelming so let’s break it down even smaller. You will need to save $62.50 a week or $9 every day. The further you break down the goals, the more manageable they are.
Go over each of your large (Macro) goals and break them down into micro-goals. If you need help, making this the best year ever, schedule an appointment, and I’ll help you.
After you have broken each of your large goals down into micro-goals, go to step 5.
Step 5 – Visualize
This step is critical. I’m not joking when I say this step is critical, if you want to achieve your goals. Visualization is a crucial component of reaching a goal that seems out of reach.
Do some research online or in magazines and find 3 to 4 pictures of each of your goals or something that would represent your goals and go to step 6.
Step 6 – Write a Description
You already have a description of what would happen to make it the best year ever, now dive deeper. This step involves you visualizing yourself and as many details as possible as if you’re achieving your goal right now. Where are you? What’s going on? What are the surroundings? Who’s with you? What are you wearing? Identify the smells the sounds, etc. The more you can visualize it and create this image in your mind, the better.
After you have completed this visualization and you have all of these details, write a one or two paragraph summary off of your full description and then go to step 7.
Step 7 – Write Declarations
You’ve written your story, read it, identified the large goals, created micro-goals, gathered photos, and written a description; now you need to empower yourself to achieve these goals. Your mind may be freaking out about all of this and telling you there is no way possible to accomplish this. Recognizing this voice is important because that voice is what’s holding you back. We are going to begin rewriting the story that keeps playing in your head, and we will start with simple declarations.
It’s time to start training your mind that this is possible, so you want to write declarations about your character and this happening. Here are a few examples:
- I am creative and have come up with ways to achieve my goals.
- I’m strong and powerful.
- There’s nothing that’s going to stop me from accomplishing (insert goal).
- Money flows to me in creative ways to help me (insert goal here).
You will want to create 3 to 4 declarations per goal.
Step 8 – Vision Board
You’ve got everything you need for your vision board now. All you need to do is assemble it. Do NOT make this complicated. All you need to do is create a basic vision board. Using some painter’s tape, tape a square on the wall, yep, that’s it. You have a board, now let’s start filling that board with your vision.
The painters’ tape will act as a frame for your vision of all of the things you have assembled above. Take the pictures and put them above the brief 1 to 2 paragraph summary, with your declarations below it. You will want to do this with each goal. (No more than 9 on a board at a time, preferably 1 to 5 goals, having a: Short-term 1-30 days; Mid-term 31-90 days; Long-term 90 days +)
Congratulations, not only have you created a vision of what your best year would look like, but you have also taken action on achieving it, please go to step 9.
Step 9 – Spend Time
Knowledge is the key to success. You have a vision board with everything you need on it. Spend time with it, look at your vision board and imagine everything happening for at least 3 min in the morning by starting your day off with your best year and 3 min in the evening, right before going to bed, allow your subconscious mind to sit with your vision and allow your mind to find solutions.
Step 10 – Enjoy the Journey
I hope you have fun with this, creating the story and actions to achieving it will be the most fun part and bring you the greatest joy. If you do this, you will discover that reaching the goal is not as big of a wow as the journey was.
After you accomplish one goal, set your next goal and don’t stop!
Setting goals and achieving them will help you to be happy and find hope and purpose in your life. It’s not the destination that matters; it’s the joy in the journey.
Again, I recommend always having a minimum of 3 goals and max of 9 goals on your vision board, so you don’t get overwhelmed. I recommend having:
- One short-term goal, easy to reach within 1 to 30 days;
- One mid-term goal to reach within 31 days to 6 months;
- A long-range goal that would take six months plus to reach.
As soon as you complete a goal in the short, medium or long range, add another one. You should always have a goal in each category.
Create a Binder of Success
Get a binder and fill it with plastic sleeves to insert your completed goals. As you start achieving your goals, keep the photos, and description papers in a binder so you can look back at it and realize, you’re achieving your dreams and living the best year ever!
You’re amazing, believe it!
Tony Rhoton – Mentor, Coach, and Speaker 801.787.5765
Updated information for implementing the Best Year Ever technique.
It is a fabulous new year. That means you have opportunities that are lying ahead of you. Some you might be aware of and some that you don’t even have a clue are coming your way.
I wanted to start this new year and decade off on the right foot, and that’s setting goals, but you have to set them right. You need to set them properly; otherwise, you won’t achieve them.
How many goals have you set every year, and next year you set the same goal, and the year after that, you set the same goal, and it’s not because it’s you love this goal, and you want to keep doing it. It’s because you are not achieving it. This is the year to accomplish your goal.
I’ve got an exercise I want you to do today and it’s wonderful because you put your mind in a different place so you can be excited about the new year coming.
I’ve talked about this before, and I’m just going to talk about it again because it’s always a good reminder, and that’s what I call the “Best Year Ever Exercise.” I learned this exercise from Dean Graziosi, but I have tweaked it a bit with some of the things that I do. You want 2020 to be the best year, the year of clear vision, rewards, blessings, abundance, and dreams coming true. That’s what I’m looking for, and this is one of the ways I do it.
One of the challenges a lot of people struggle with is setting a goal. What is it that they want? What is it they want to achieve or accomplish? It starts in the realm of, “I want to be healthier. I want to be this and that.” The problem is they set the goal because everyone tells them they should and that’s how to improve, etc. True they want to be healthier but is this the right goal to set?
They don’t understand what it is they’re trying to achieve. This exercise, the Best Year Ever, is really simple and I want to share the 5 steps to doing it. However, before we get to the steps, get some paper. You’re going to need a sheet of paper, several sheets if you are a big dreamer. On this sheet of paper, write,
2020 was the best year ever because …
allow your brain to fill it out. Whatever it may be. Don’t limit yourself. If you say it was the best year ever because you went on vacation, then great, put that down. You don’t want to allow finances, health, friends, or family to hinder your vision. If you say you did something or you got a raise or whatever it may be, do NOT limit yourself. Write it down and keep allowing your brain to dump on this sheet of paper.
Steps for Setting the Right Goals
Step 1 – write your story. Pretend like it’s January 1st, 2021 and 2020 just ended and write 2020 was the Best Year Ever because and fill it out with everything that happened to make it the Best Year Ever.
Step 2 – Reread it. Reread what you wrote. You will have written down things that made it the best year ever, for example, let’s say it was the best year because we went on a vacation to Disneyland, and I connected with my wife, whatever it may be, you decide what made it the best year ever.
Step 3 – Highlight. Highlight the goals with a highlighter. As you reread your Best Year, Ever you’re going identify the things that show that it’s the best year ever. In this example, the vacation made it the best year ever so, I want you to highlight it. Get a highlighter, and physically highlight the vacation, whatever the vacation was, made it the best year ever. The next one, in this example, connected better with my wife. Highlight it, and keep going through and find all of the things that you did or that happened, that made 2020 the best year ever, and highlight each one.
Step 4 – Pull Highlighted. Pull the highlighted goals out and put them on a different piece of paper. Now that you have highlighted all of the things that are going to make this the best year ever, write those highlighted items onto a separate sheet of paper. You’re going to be keeping the Best Year paper as well as this second sheet of paper with the highlighted items written on it. This new paper that you just wrote the highlighted items on is your goals because you said that is what’s going to make it the best year ever. Both of these pages will be reread over and over several times a year, if not more, as you pursue your Best Year Ever. Is to analyze those goals.
Step 5 – Analyze. If you want this vacation, what must you do? What is it going to take? What are the challenges that are going to be facing you as you pursue this goal? What are the obstacles, and what needs to happen? What training do you need? Start analyzing every goal to discover any of the challenges, obstacles that may come, so you’re ready for them.
Achieve Your Goals
Continuing with our example of connecting with your spouse, what does it mean to connect with your spouse? What did you do? Did you spend more time together or say I love you more?
These highlighted goals are your BIG Goals; now, you are going to break these goals down into micro-goals. You will break your big goal down into smaller, more manageable goals, and as you complete those smaller, more manageable goals, you’ll achieve the Big Goal.
I hope you enjoy this phenomenal exercise because it works. If you do it, you’ll start to identify what’s going to make this year spectacular, remarkable, and amazing.
What do you want to do for 2020 start writing your Best Year Ever, now! Don’t put this off. Don’t wait or say I’ll do it tomorrow or the next day, Do It Today and start 2020 the right way. If you have already set some goals, look to see if you included those goals in your Best Year Ever? If not, you may want to reevaluate that goal. They may not fit within the best year ever, and you may not want these goals anymore.
You are amazing. Do this exercise today. Don’t wait. Don’t put it off. Please let me know your goals and dreams so that you can start committing to yourself today. You’re amazing. Believe it. Have a fantastic day.