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Don't Limit your Challenges, Challenge your Limit If you have set goals that are achievable then you will only feel desolate at the end of the year.

By Ritu Marya

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The momentum of the New Year can be a powerful driving force, it's time to start putting into action the resolutions that we have worked upon the year before. As entrepreneurs, we always try and conquer the unconquerable. If you have set goals that are achievable then you will only feel desolate at the end of the year. It is important to stretch yourself a little further; it helps you grow personally and professionally. Much akin to endurance training of Navy Seals 40 per cent rule, which means that when your mind is telling you that you're done, you're only 40 per cent done. If it doesn't suck, Navy Seals don't do it. It is about getting uncomfortable to figure out what the baseline is, what the comfort level is and just turning it upside-down. We're all capable of so much more than we think we are.

Unlike 2016, this may not be an year of high growth, prompted by the ecosystem or the government sops for all, but that cannot be a deterrent to achieve what we had set out for our enterprise and for ourselves. To multiply your focus in 2017, it has to be the macro resolution for growth-oriented entrepreneurs, guided by many micro goals.

This edition taps into the nitty gritties of block chain- Internet 2.0! Once in several decades, innovation technology and allows new technologies to get built on that. So, what is block chain? Think of it like a giant honeycomb running on every device in the world. The technology will help institutions, companies or government bodies that govern ,transaction between two people or parties and store their information – either obsolete or transform them.

We have also gone back to review the funding deals of 2016 and evaluated the best and worst deals made this year. From start-ups that have shut their shops this year, to the top VC and angel investments and also the best exits and mergers & acquisition, we touched upon all the deals worth talking about in 2016.

In 2017, the Entrepreneur editorial desk has decided to roll out a new editorial calendar. From B-schools to 360 top performing companies, busiest women entrepreneurs to top company cultures, we have it all in store this year.

(This article was first published in the January issue of Entrepreneur Magazine. To subscribe, click here)

Ritu Marya

Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur Media (APAC & India)

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