For some, January means a month-long stint of empty promises; for others, it’s progress followed by disappointment; for most, it’s a desire to be better, bogged down by an unknowingness of where to start, how to stay motivated, and how to succeed. 

Make 2015 your year with these 14 tips from our 2014 cover guys. From the best advice Marc Anthony ever received and Ashton Kutcher’s philosophy on failure, to Jon Hamm’s intolerance toward social norms and Chris Pratt’s slightly delusional confidence, the measure of success depends on the individual. Do you have what it takes to be the person you want to be—to live the life you want to live? Get started with these bona fide tips and find out. 

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