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You Must Answer This Question For Success in 2018

With holidays around the corner, it truly is a wonderful time of year! Unfortunately for many, it’s also followed by the anxiety, fear and despair of the next 12 months. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to skip those emotions and make this year the best year ever? Let me help you…

To begin, you must answer this question for success in 2018.

“Who will I be 12 months from now?”

When we dream about our lives (and we should) it’s common to focus on the things we wish to have or milestones we hope to accomplish.

  • a new home
  • a new car
  • lose 10 pounds
  • a vacation
  • a new career

While these are all very legitimate goals to strive for, we often fall short and in turn, blame it on our circumstances or worse, blame our failure on someone else.

In reality, the problem was most likely:

  1. Your strategy – you were simply doing the wrong things.
  2. Your work ethic – you weren’t consistently taking action over a long enough period of time.

The good news is both of these issues are solvable. You could search out the “right” things to do and you could strong-arm yourself to do them consistently. The first is simple enough, but the second…not so much.

This is where many people repeat their cycle of failure.


This brings us back to our question and why you must answer this question for success in 2018.

“Who will I be 12 months from now?”

Who will I be, not only what do I want.

Will you be the kind of person who can become successful?

What character traits would that include?

Here are step by step instructions for beginning to answer this question and becoming the person who will be successful in 2018.


What character traits to do ultra successful people exhibit?

Integrity, passion, optimism, self-responsibility, patience and drive just to name a few.

Start with an exhaustive list of the character traits common to successful people and make note of the traits you habitually exhibit and the ones you are lacking.


One clue we can take from successful people is the importance of habits. Use this concept and apply it to the character traits you’d like to add to your personal list.

For example, if optimism is a trait you are working on, one of your habits could be starting everyday with a list 3 things you are looking forward to!


There is no quick fix for building the character traits that will yield success in life.

Once you have your list and you’ve created a habit to go with each, the next step is paying attention. Try to catch yourself when you fall back into old patterns and resume your developing trait as soon as possible.

Apps like Habit List can be helpful in holding yourself accountable.


Don’t wait until January to start becoming the person you will need to be if success in all areas of life is on your wish list – your new life starts now! Check out the video that sparked this article…


While what you want and what to do are very important to your future success, it’s “who you are” that precedes both.

What do you think are the top 3 character traits for building extraordinary success?

Dr. Jamie Richards

I’m Jamie and I’m obsessed with health, passionate about maximizing performance and love being an expert in Bio-Structural Restoration™. As the CEO and founder of Life By Design Inc. I have the drive to lead our community toward extraordinary lives. I am in love with my wife, Dana, daughters Andie & Scottie, I’m fanatical about modern design, and I’m deeply committed to the pursuit of a happy life.

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