If you’ve drifted away from the time proven principles for developing and living a highly successful, happy life, it’s not to late to get back to them.
You were born to succeed. You are your greatest strength and there are wonderful things in store for you, if you are willing to reach for them.
Be resolutely willing to do what’s necessary to fashion a new life and the keys to happiness and success that have existed for thousands of years will be made readily available to you.
Always seek the things in life that make a difference and master them. You don’t need to worry about finding new fundamentals, basics will always be basics. They’re the foundation on which happiness and success are built.
These five basic principles remain unerring in their capacity to produce life changing results.
1. Love and value yourself…one of the major keys to success and happiness
You are your greatest asset. Not what you own, but who you are.
Treat yourself as the precious commodity you are and put your time, energy and effort into training and encouraging yourself. If you’re still trying to fit in, stop…you were meant to stand out.
At the end of the day it only matters that you can say, “I had the courage to live a life that was truly mine and not the life other people wanted me to live.” Love and value yourself enough to make the choices that make a difference in your life.
Life is too short to wait for outside approval. Count yourself as fortunate if you’re ready to transform yourself and your life, but make sure you’re life is changed by your choices, not because someone else thinks it’s a great idea.
2. Practice having great thoughts
Your thoughts have the capacity to propel you towards future fortune or future calamity and one of the great challenges in life is to control your thinking.
Great thoughts bring great things. The best thoughts to have are those that create a philosophy on life that allows you to make the best decisions and take the best action. Your philosophy plays a far bigger role in messing up your life experience than the challenges you experience.
What’s the greatest thought you could have about your life today? Think it often and repeat it tomorrow and then the next tomorrow. You’ll be gaining a skill that results in a change in the course of your life.
3. Become more aware
The magic of the world sometimes works in quiet whispers. Keep your attention in the now. Be alert to the extraordinary opportunities that might be hidden in the seemingly insignificant experiences of the day.
Everything you give your attention to is being recorded within and unless it adds value to who you are and what you desire, turn your attention towards something else, something that adds to your ability to develop the basics for your happy, successful life.
None of us can rise above what we don’t know. Be alert to what’s happening around you. Awareness is the first key to change.
4. Watch your attitudes
The basic cause of all that happens in life is the attitude you bring to it. What you feel about life determines the things that happen, and the way you deal with them. The right attitudes will move mountains the wrong ones will crush your dreams.
You’re getting almost everything in your life right now based on the attitudes you have. Your feelings about things impel the actions you take and decides the quality of your lifestyle. It’s these attitudes that are the cause of all…your results are the effects.
Just a little shift in attitude can cause a big change in life. Find one thing today that you deliberately choose to see differently. Doing this on a daily basis will launch you into a new state of mind and that’s where the magic takes place.
5. Be careful of the company you keep
Arrange your time so that you spend some of it with something, or someone who inspires, educates and supports you in moving in the right direction. It’s easy to load up on tragedy and misery by picking up any newspaper or listening to the news.
If you continually dump the woes of the world into your mind, don’t expect to have a rich, positive, fun filled life. It can’t be done.
Remember you’re the average of the people you spend the most time with. You’ve got to stop allowing people and outside influences, that add so little to your life, to be a major player in it. It’s time to let go of the people and things that no longer challenge and inspire you.
The path to success and happiness gets easier when you remove the things that make it difficult.
Got feedback? I’d love to know in the comments below what basic principles you use to grow out of your past and into your future? YOUR share could trigger a breakthrough or inspiration that someone else really needs.
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Encourage one another.