Then the following life-changing information is for you! We’re all born with the potential for living a fulfilled, happy and enjoyable life. Some of us achieve extraordinary success in business and in life, some of us watch others achieve it, and many wonder why they come up short. If you’re among those asking where is success for me?
The following 10 principles for successful living are full of tips, tools and benefits that will ignite the fire within you to help you awaken to the fulfillment, happiness and joy in life you’ve been looking for. The more you associate with supportive people who love and accept you just the way you are, the more success you’ll attract in your life. This improved self-confidence will help you deal with all of life’s challenges with a positive outlook. Johnny Nash’s song “I Can See Clearly Now.”
As you begin to see the world as “a bright sun-shiny day,” you’ll end your long history of self-sabotage to live the life you so richly deserve. You will realize that fear is only false evidence appearing real. As you face whatever you fear and push through it, you will understand how to focus on correcting fear-based, thoughts quickly and easily. You will decide to take action in spite of your fears.
Miraculous things happen to those who consciously choose to overcome their fears. As you move forward, your incredible inner strengths will emerge. As you move from victim to creator, you’ll learn more about yourself, your wants, needs and desires. This will open new doors of opportunity and you’ll truly be on the road to creating the life you want. We all face problems, but some of us get stuck while others move on. Turning setbacks into comebacks will guarantee success. This speech given by Winston Churchill is still applicable today.
What separates a person’s successes from failures is the ability to carry on when things go wrong. All successful people have persistence in common. When others give up, they don’t. Top sportsmen and musicians practice their skills for hours and hours at a time. They never rest on their laurels. They are always trying to get a little bit closer to perfection.
When you stop singing the blues, you realize that without absolute determination and perseverance, your chances of success are drastically reduced. The more developed your strengths, the more likely you are to aspire to higher goals and achieve a life of great satisfaction and joy. My favorite analogy is one used by Edward Anderson and Donald O. Clifton. The benefits of letting go of the past are enormous.
Psychological research is finding that being a forgiving person is essential to happiness. Even when someone wrongs you, feeling anger or hatred only causes your life to descend into misery and resentment. You are the one who suffers, not the person with whom you’re angry. Forgiving, on the other hand, can lift the burden.
When Buddha and Jesus and other great spiritual figures taught us to forgive those who sin against us, they weren’t just pronouncing holy philosophy, rather, they were giving practical down-to-earth life advice. There is no question that you will be more satisfied with your life and will be less likely to experience symptoms of psychological distress, such as nervousness, restlessness and sadness if you let go of past traumas and disappointments.
Researchers now believe that letting go of grudges may fortify the heart and the immune system. Fred Luskin, Ph.D., author of Forgive for Good and director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project. Being grateful lifts your spirit, it helps you to renew, reflect and reconnect with yourself. You’ll notice you start appreciating ordinary things and realize that every day is a gift. An attitude of gratitude will hold you together even when you are in the midst of struggles and hardships. This will keep you in positive thinking mode.
As you continue creating a positive outlook on life, you will realize the importance of making a difference by giving back to your community. Giving back in terms of donations, volunteering, contributing, mentoring or just listening to a friend will make a huge difference in your life. The benefits of giving back to society cannot be measured. When you give back by serving others you will feel a rewarding sense of fulfillment in return. The satisfaction you get from helping others will enhance your mental attitude and you will enjoy greater prosperity.
You are the greatest miracle and the most unique individual ever created. The more focus you place on you, the more joy you will feel. The feeling of being of purpose will inspire you to new heights – some you never dreamed possible. You will spend your day doing what matters most. Dr. Cynthia Barnett is the author of Stop Singing the Blues. In this book, you will find powerful strategies for hitting the high notes in your life. The book is filled with heartfelt stories of people who refused to let life get them down. You’ll see how they use their innate powers to conquer adversity and achieve what they want. Today they live their lives with joy and passion — as you can.