7 Things All Successful Women Do In January

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This might be an unpopular opinion, but January is actually our favorite month of the year. It’s an arbitrary clean slate, a time to believe and dream again, and an opportunity to clean up all the messes we made in 2017 (particularly involving our health). Considering all this, and the rare strength and clarity of purpose that comes along January 2, we think it’s important to utilize the month to optimize the entire year. Here, seven things all successful women will be doing in early 2018.

Identify key big-picture goals

You don't have to have goals in every area of your life—relationships, money, career, family, etcetera; instead, focus on whatever buckets you feel most compelled to improve or change. Be specific and prioritize, as the idea is to execute against these goals. Don't forget to consider less obvious categories like health and charity. If you aren't sure what your goals are for the new year, consider creating a vision board, either IRL or on Pinterest. Make sure at least one of the big-ticket items on this list is something that terrifies you—if you accomplish little else in 2018, doing this one thing will make you feel like the year mattered.