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[success]The will to win. The desire to succeed. The urge to reach your full potential. These are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. ~ Confucius[/success]
Living a successful life simply means stringing together a lot of successful days. It’s time to stop focusing on ‘getting through the day’. Your lifetime is made up of days, suspended between weeks and months. Make them count. You’ll never experience the great things that await you if you don’t gain control of your life.
Too often we stay where we are because we believe we can’t do things differently, we can’t be different. It’s not true.
You don’t have to live your life in a ‘hit or miss’ fashion. Options are always available to you. Begin by taking back control of your life and exercising new choices.
1. The only way to change outcomes
Getting what you want from life is a matter of solving the problems that stand between where you are now and the place you want to be. No one is without problems. They’re part of living.
You were given this life because you’re strong enough to live it. Know that it is possible to come out of any dark place more courageous, more beautiful and more strong than before.
Far too many people miss out on their share of joy and love, not because it isn’t available, but because they’re too busy handing over their power to others. No matter how you look at it, if you’re living your life according to someone else’s expectations you’re no longer in control of your life and you’ll never be able to change the outcome.
Begin telling yourself you cannot fail, you can only learn and grow. Keep repeating these words to yourself every chance you get and you will create a new belief that could change the course of your life.
2. Change your ideas on happiness
Some people were never taught how to be happy. We might all be free to pursue happiness but it doesn’t mean that it’s up to someone else to give it to us.
Stop waiting for happiness to find you, it isn’t some grand prize awarded by the universe because you’ve suffered so much. Happiness isn’t something you passively receive, it’s something you actively do.
It’s true that happiness is a choice you can make every day, it’s also true that it often arrives when you are so busy living your life you hardly have time to think about whether you’re happy or not.
Embrace life, seek connectedness and usefulness and you’ll discover happiness is a wonderful byproduct.
Lasting happiness is more likely to come from facing your life with courage, knowing you’re doing the right thing however it’s turning out. You and only you are responsible for your happiness so seize the day and take control.
3. Find the courage to take your life back
You can’t life your life in fear, stumbling around in the darkness with your attention on all the things you don’t want or all the people or places you never want to see again.
It takes courage to take a good look at yourself and your life and grasp every wonderful piece of it. It’s time to take a stand. You need to decide that it’s no longer good enough for you to know where you don’t want to go. Find the courage to finally take your life into your own hands; pick a direction; choose what you want.
When you pluck up the courage to go after your biggest dreams, life has a way of making that dream come true. Life has a way of opening doors you couldn’t even see, through which wonderful things begin to pour into your world.
4. Focus where your potential and passion live
You have to stop caring about what everyone else thinks is important. Unless you have weaknesses that minimize your strengths, just work around them. Invest your time in your signature strengths, those areas where you really shine. You’ll maximise your effectiveness and lift your spirits.
Remember being involved in anything you’re really good at contributes to your happiness levels. So get your mojo working and use your natural talents to achieve peak performance in your life.
If you want to live the good life, playing to your natural strengths will turn your hit and miss day into an energizing, soul satisfying experience. Build a beautiful life around your strengths and skills.
Where are you missing out on your share of happiness by not being in charge of your life? Or do you have great tips to share with the rest of us about how you’re living a life of purpose and passion. My appreciation in advance for being cool and kind as you share your views.
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