Exaggeration. Hyperbole. They're great for stories, but not so great when it comes to real life.
Throughout the year, you'll notice that you're tempted to resort to such fanciful descriptions of yourself and your life, but you'll need to avoid that temptation. No one is impressed by falsehoods, and they could just come back to bite you if you're not careful.Instead, try to focus on exactly what's really happening around you. Your brainpower is incredibly strong right now, if you use it correctly. Take a look at the big picture this year. You'll have a clear vision of what's really going on and how you can use this reality to improve your future. There's no need for exaggerating or bragging, and in the end these could hurt you more than help.You'll also discover that you can get further if you spend a little extra time with your mouth closed and your ears open. Much as you love the sound of your own voice, your superiors and loved ones will appreciate your attempts to really hear what they have to say. Even better will be just how much you can learn from listening to others.