[success]Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.
~ George Bernard Shaw[/success]
We’ve all been there. Got involved with the wrong person, made many a wrong decision, ignored something we should have paid more attention to, said yes when we should have said no. But what we might not have done is make the decision to never go back to what didn’t work before.
In fact, chances are we’ve done the same thing over and over countless times.
At the best of times you use adversity and challenge to grow stronger, to become greater than ever before…at the worst of times you give in and give up. Don’t do that to yourself. It doesn’t have to be that way.
You can decide that the blocks that stand between you and your best self will never get the better of you, and that comes a lot easier when you’ve made up your mind to never go back.
Take the smarter road and follow the lead of those happy, successful people who’ve woken up to the fact that by not repeating mistakes, their life gets better.
Happy successful people never again:
1. Forget that this day counts
You only have so many days left to love and be joyful on this earth. Don’t squander the blessing of life. Do something. It doesn’t mean you have to work your fingers to the bone, but do something that’s worthwhile to you, where you are, right now. Maybe something nourishing for your spirit, your body, your loved ones. But get going and make it happen.
2. Ignore a new idea
Who hasn’t had a brilliant idea, in the shower, in the car, on their morning walk and knew they’d remember it, but it drifted out of their grasp? However incredibly brilliant an idea is, it can be lost in the blink of an eye. Remember, one good idea could change everything. Practice valuing your ideas, they contain your future. Remember to make a note of them when they arrive, you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes in your life.
3. Let roadblocks hinder their progress
The easiest way to circumvent any blockages is to simply see yourself on the other side. And keep that mental picture until you arrive. Look upon roadblocks as gifts taking you down the path where your dreams are waiting. Learn from them, let them empower you to rise even higher.
4. Stop believing in themselves
The amount of confidence you have in yourself is a direct match to how quickly your goals materialize. Time is influenced by the concept you have of yourself. If you’ve been used to accomplishing things you can be certain that the interval between your desire and receiving it would be much shorter than if you were used to defeat. See yourself as an achiever. Start to believe. Have confidence. You can experience what you want, once you begin to believe you can.
5. Blame others for experiences in their life
The bottom line is: if the story you tell yourself is one of blaming, you will suffer. Whatever variation of someone doing you wrong you tell yourself, it’s a story of victimhood. Take back your power…you deserve better. Don’t waste your energy looking for someone to blame, use it to re-build the life of your dreams.
6. Allow chance to run their lives
Maybe you’re not very linear, I know I’m not. Maybe planning doesn’t come naturally to you, but without deciding where you’re heading at the start of every day, you’ll end up nowhere in particular. And worse, you might end up in endless busyiness, accomplishing little to nothing. When life reaches out to you, reach right back and use your dream as a master plan.
7. Choose negative images
There’s a good chance that you already do this. If you’re bored or lack enthusiasm for your life, you’re choosing negative images…in which case your day won’t turn out as well as it would if you kept positive things in mind. It’s hard to get positive results when living from negative thoughts. Remember there is no neutral you’re either operating from a plus for positive, or minus for negative. Make sure you’re on the plus side.
8. Withhold permission
Don’t wait for society, your friends or family to give you permission to achieve great things. Some people would prefer that you play small so they can feel better about themselves. It might sound harsh but that’s not your job. Give yourself permission to close the door to toxic relationships, to say no when you know you should, to not allow anyone else to define who you are. The only opinion that matters in your quest for success and happiness is yours.
9. Deny responsibility for their life
It’s not enough to stop complaining. You need to do more. You need to assume responsibility for your part in your life. Don’t be happy to have sympathy because your life is filled with what you don’t want. That’s not good enough for you. Accept more responsibility for yourself and take pleasure in all the congratulations you get for creating what you do want. Only you can get you where you want to go.
10. Tell themselves how much they’ve messed up
Telling yourself your memory is poor, it’s hard to get organized, you never get things right, good things always go bad, if it doesn’t work out it’s the end of life as you knew is just fear talking. Don’t let it ruin your days. Stand up for yourself and start speaking good things over your life. You have to walk like a winner, talk like a winner, act like a winner before you become one. Never forget you were born a powerful creator. Act like it.
11. Take relationships for granted
Great relationships don’t happen in a vacuum. Love will wither and die without being nurtured and cared for like the valuable and precious thing it is. Be willing to forgive, forget, kiss and make up. Participate in and experience your relationship as an action you take. It’s your deeds that matter. To have great love, practice great love.
12. Neglect spiritual or physical wellbeing
You grow from the inside out. Within is where your power to create lives and you ignore it at your peril. To become all you can be, awaken your sleeping spirit and begin to see the true greatness of being alive. Read something uplifting and encouraging. Hang out with supportive inspirational people. Be enthusiastic about your life…you bring something incredibly unique to the world. Value and take care of your body, it’s got to last you a lifetime and it’s crucial to your happiness and success.
Now, I’d love to hear from you.
What one thing will you never do again? Please comment below because you never know, what you have to say may be just what someone else needs to hear to experience more happiness and success.
Thank you so much for reading and sharing your brilliance with kindness and compassion. You always make my day. I am truly grateful.
Encourage one another
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