Updated May 2023
Some of the most amazing people in the world have known struggle and defeat and found their way to success and happiness and so can you.
One of the tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. ~ Dale Carnegie
Dale Carnegie’s poignant words resonate deeply, urging us to embrace the present and savor the beauty that surrounds us today.
So if you’re struggling with anything right now, remember this you don’t get a harvest without plowing the land.
However, one of the beautiful things in life is that our most difficult challenges can be the most fulfilling.
You already have everything you need to do more than survive but you can never have too many power tools to support you to struggle less and succeed more.
It’s time you discovered you have wings and can fly. You can discover real joy and happiness and achieve wonderful things. Make up your mind that you can do it and you’ll be well on your way to less stress and more success.
1. Don’t cheat yourself out of today
Live today, it’s all you’ve got. Stop looking ahead for the next moment.
You don’t want to wake up one morning and look back on a life filled with things you forgot to enjoy and cherish all because you were busily focused on what might be on the horizon.
Life is short and filled with truly precious moments, some of which have incredible things in store for you, but you’ll never know if you let today fade away because your attention is on tomorrow.
2. Don’t make life harder than it needs to be
We make life complicated. We’re bombarded with messages that success is hard, that life is a relentless battle, and so our attention naturally shifts towards tackling the most difficult tasks and overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges.
Imagine a different approach, where we prioritize the small, seemingly insignificant actions that often get overlooked. It could be as simple as returning calls promptly, showing up on time for meetings, maintaining integrity in our words and actions and eating healthily.
You might then find that there’s a profound wisdom in tackling the easy tasks first.
It creates a ripple effect, shifting our perspective and setting a new tone for how we approach challenges. As we build a foundation of consistent action and follow-through, we gain momentum and confidence.
Life can be much more than constant struggle, it can become as intricate dance between effort and ease.
Doesn’t just thinking about that feel so much better?
3. Let go when you should
There is an ideal person for you. Don’t hang on when you can see that the person you’re with isn’t the one. If all you get out of the relationship is one big headache without much fulfillment, then you know it’s time to walk away.
But it’s not just relationships that may require letting go sometimes, we need to release old beliefs that no longer serve us or old unhelpful patterns of behavior which get in the way of our personal growth.
As you recognize old beliefs or patterns of behavior then it’s up to you to summon the courage to break free.
Don’t hesitate. Embrace the transformative power of letting go, and watch as your life opens up to new horizons of growth, fulfillment, and happiness.
4. Don’t worry about getting more stuff
What really counts in life is how well it’s lived. As you fill each day with kindness and love and compassion, you’ll find you receive more of what you want and that every little thing really does add up to bigger things in your world.
By shifting our mindset to one of gratitude and positivity, we invite more goodness into our lives. And before we know it, we’ll look back and find ourselves grateful for a string of wonderful days that have shaped our journey.
Amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, let’s remember that the real treasures lie in the connections we make, the love we share, and the moments of genuine joy and happiness. These intangible riches far outweigh any material possessions we could acquire.
5. Make friends with your problems
Life is not without its challenges. Every person, without exception, encounters problems along the way. It’s a universal experience.And most of us handle them in the same way. We resist and even dread them.
But with just a little shift in perspective we could embrace them as opportunities for growth.
When we bring a mindset of positivity to our challenges, we begin to see how resilient we are.
And the thing to remember is that how we navigate and approach our problems can shape our quality of life
So it might be worth trying to befriend your problems, rise to the occasion, and let your journey be defined by the unwavering belief that you are more than capable of managing any challenge that comes your way.
6. Don’t miss the point of helping others
Helping others helps you. The beauty of it is that whenever you help others experience their dreams, you will experience yours.
These are the things that give life it’s magic.
Never underestimate the difference you can make in the world, don’t give back, just give.
Don’t be kind because you think someone is worthy. Be kind because it’s who you are, and because you understand the vital difference your kindness makes in smoothing over a rough patch on another’s path.
The thing about helping others is that it is not just about the impact it has on others—it also nourishes our own well-being. It cultivates a sense of fulfillment, gratitude, and inner peace.
So, by embracing kindness as a way of life, we not only transform the world around us but also create a life filled with joy, purpose, and meaningful relationships for ourselves.
7. Resist getting caught in other people’s bad moments
If someone is having a bad moment, don’t allow them to drag you into it with them. You don’t need to take on board the struggle of others.
This is why it’s important to set boundaries and not let their negativity overshadow your own well-being.
And added benefit is that by refusing to have bad days just because your friend is having one, you’re actually doing them a big favor. You’re showing them that it’s possible to rise above negativity and find a more positive perspective.
By offering this new outlook you provide your friend with a powerful tool. The encouragement to look for the silver linings, the small acts of kindness, or the moments of joy that can be found even in difficult circumstances.
You are reminding them they could choose to believe that in each day, in all things, no matter how black they seem, there are fragments of beauty if they look for them, and you too get to experience that positive energy.
It’s a win/win.
8. Discover who you are
Choose to wake up every morning being the person you’d like to be.
If you’re not aware of becoming who you want to be, chances are high that you’re busily becoming the person you don’t want to be. And in and of itself is an added struggle to life.
If you’re not intentional about your growth, you may unknowingly drift away from your desired self.
So invest time in self-discovery, and understanding your values, passions, and strengths.
It helps if you surround yourself with those who appreciate the uniqueness of you and uplift you along your journey.
Discovering your true self is vital because it empowers you to live a life aligned with your values, passions, and authentic desires, leading to greater fulfillment and genuine happiness. And who doesn’t want that?
9. Your success blueprint to struggle less
Once you’ve decided what success means to you, make sure that the choices you make every day are leading you in it’s direction.
Like it or not we’re creatures of habit. And the choices and actions you take over and over become the blueprint for your future.
Concentrate on the things that matter the most to you each day and your lifetime success will be assured. And if you mess up remember every day brings a new beginning and a new ending.
Embrace a blueprint that involves letting go of unnecessary burdens, cultivating a positive mindset, and seeking support, to navigate through life with less struggle and experience more ease and success.
10. Don’t lose hope
You can have what you want. The biggest dreams arrive when the timing is right, when your heart is in it, when the passion is there and when you’re willing to risk it all.
Don’t fall for the lie that there’s not enough to go around. The truth is that if you believe in your capabilities, if you accept in your heart the unlimited possibilities that await you, if you behave as if you’re a powerful, creative being, it becomes your truth.
Remember none of us are born brilliantly successful, we all struggle, we’re all chaotic, love and fear filled human beings and I’d love to hear in the comments below what you’re struggling with and how you navigate through.
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Encourage one another.