There’s nothing quite as exciting as getting ready for a New Year – you have the opportunity to start over, begin anew and even change the course of your future if you’d like. It’s up to you to make the call. Will you take the world by storm or are you feeling less than inspired and looking for something to give you the kick you need to think up big things? No matter where you are in life, it’s key to remember that it is what you make of it and you are the only thing standing between complacency and your next big move. Not sure how to get inspired? Here’s a few ideas that just should do the trick.

Loren Ridinger: 6 Ways to Get Inspired for Big Things in 2017

How to Get Inspired for Big Things in 2017

#1. Talk with a good friend or coworker. Sometimes inspiring big things means getting everything that’s in your head out on the table – and a good listening ear like a friend or colleague can be just what you need. Lay it out there, see what he or she has to say and let them help you brainstorm exactly how you can move the needle from A to B.

#2. Do something completely energizing every day. Getting outside, enjoying the fresh air and getting the blood rushing through your body is often the best medicine when it comes to bringing a bit of inspiration into your life. It’s amazing what you can dream up just going for a quick run around the local lake, talking a walk on the beach or even throwing the ball at the dog park with your best furry bud. Don’t get caught in those late winter doldrums – just get out there.

#3. Walk away from social media. Sometimes you need to turn off the electronics and focus on the real life here and now – and, that means disconnecting – even if it’s just for a few hours a day. Letting yourself be free of the noise of the web and the temptation to observe what everyone else is doing is an incredible way to focus on one thing: YOU. And, that’s pretty great.

#4. Meet with someone who inspires you. Do you have a mentor, supervisor, colleague, acquaintance who inspires you to do big things? Spend some time with that person asking questions and learning about how he or she achieved success. Talk about setting goals, looking toward the future and the steps that you’ll need to take to get to the places you dream of. Most people are happy to share and delighted to offer advice.

#5. Set some goals. I know – you hear that one every year. But you know what? It works. Knowing what you want to achieve is incredibly inspiring when it comes to taking the path to get there. Don’t hold back – go for big goals that seem completely unachievable and then think about the smaller goals and steps you’ll need to take to chip away at this path to success.

#6. Meditate. Taking a few moments each day to meditate is an amazing thing. Often underrated, simply focusing on your breath can bring you peach of mind you didn’t know was possible. Set aside five minutes a day over the next few weeks to simply breathe – you’ll be amazed at the ideas and renewed sense of inspiration that comes from that time focused 100% on you.

Have you thought about what 2017 will look like for you and how you’re going to kickstart your inspiration to achieve all of those amazing goals?

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