How To Make 2011 Your Best Year Yet: A Simple Idea

Published on December 23, 2010 by

The new year is almost here.

Millions of people are thinking about 2011 and how they can have the best year of their life.

How has 2010 been for you? Pretty darn good? Just okay? Or maybe you've had a tough year?

Whatever situation you find yourself in, how can you get a head start on making the new year one of discovery, transformation and fulfillment?

If you would like to know what I'm sharing with my clients, here you go:

Remember And Document The Best Of 2010

If you aren't in the habit of using a "journal", here's an easy way to start: Begin making a list of anything that you did or experienced this year that made you feel good. You can write out a full description or just use a few short words that bring the memory up.

Record even the things that seem small or simple. A time someone complimented you, a great movie you saw, a time with a close friend, something you bought, a kindness you showed to someone, a beautiful sunset or the names of family and friends that you are glad to have in your life.

You'll be surprised at how many things you can remember.

The more you remember, the happier and more grateful you will feel.

Why is this so important?

Because, the happier, more grateful, more fulfilled we are, the easier it is to manifest more of the same. The energy and thoughts we send out to the Universe are reflected back to us.

We all have a model of the world or a philosophy of life that we live by. Part of that is a mindset either of abundance or scarcity. In other words, as we go into 2011, we are either expecting to get what we want or not.

We're expecting great things to come to us in abundance (health, money, relationships, happiness and joy) or we're expecting to struggle.

What are you expecting?

If you start now to document the abundance of good things you've experienced in 2010, small and great, (You had more than you probably think) you will find 2011 to be more abundant, successful and fulfilling than you know.

Here's one reason why: Your subconscious will create more of what you focus on. And journaling is a simple and powerful way to focus your mind on what you want.

So, if 2010 isn't ending the way you wanted it to when you began the year, it's time to use your conscious mind to give direction to your subconscious mind. Fill it with great expectations for the new year by focusing on what went right this year. Remind yourself of the countless things, small and big, that make you feel good.

Doing that will raise your level of consciousness and level of thoughts, beliefs, expectations and emotions you will operate from in the new year.

If we feel grateful and expect positive things, the circumstances, people and resources we need to get what we want in the new year will show up, right on time.

Our dominant thoughts, beliefs and emotions will draw more of the same to us.

Like attracts like. As within, so without.

Whatever you want the new year to be like on the outside has to be created on the inside first.

Manifest your hearts desires internally and in due time you will manifest it externally.

And, and easy way to do that is to begin (and continue) your journal of all the best of this year.

If you like this idea, I would love to hear from you. Feel free to e-mail or call me (678-778-9012) and share your results, ideas or questions. Or leave a comment now on this blog, I'll be sure to respond.

Happy New Year!


  1. Rob

    Thanks for the great suggestion for kicking off 2011, Alan. I did this and my 10 year old son quickly followed -- with a 3 page list of his own!

    I found it to be a focusing and thought provoking exercise.


  2. Alan Allard

    Hi Rob, thanks for stopping by!

    What your son did is amazing! How many ten year olds would do that! I think it's fantastic, and it wouldn't have happened if you didn't lead the way. Way to go Dad!

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