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Can you imagine a world where you live in gratitude with greater peace of mind? A world where you do what you love and find joy and success in living each day.
Someone, somewhere is living this life and if they can do it, why not you?
If you want to live in greater harmony with life and create a state of success, joy and gratitude start by taking these small steps and soon you’ll see big changes in your world.[success]We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. ~ Buddha[/success]
1. Take full responsibility
It takes only one idea, followed by inspired action to succeed where others have failed. Become responsible for your thoughts and actions and the results they produce and you’ll find yourself living in a state of ever increasing abundance and joy.
Don’t be afraid to make new choices. Remember you are the shaper and maker of your life. It’s a never ending process. And each choice you make is your responsibility.
As you choose to become happier and more grateful you become an energetic match for all the good things the universe has on offer.
2. Don’t allow fear to run your life
Don’t make decisions based on fear. Every decision I ever made that was fear based didn’t turn out as well as it could have, if I’d made it from the place where I’d let go of fear.
Fear of failure will stop you from living the life you dreamed of. In fact fear defeats life…if you let it.
Be willing to admit you’re scared; speak when you’re quaking inside; smile in the face of trouble and you can be sure you have what it takes to rock big changes in your life.
3. Do what it takes to become the best you possible
You’re in command of one of the greatest forces on the planet, don’t sit back and let it run itself into a ditch, take command and direct this power towards a worthy aim.
If you’ve never been taught how to aim high and fill your life with abundance and contentment, begin today, right now. Begin by getting clear on what it is you want. You’ll be more likely to recognize it when you see it.
Some people spend their entire life focused on what they don’t want and are incredibly surprised that these very same things appear over and over. You don’t have to be one of them.
Co-opt Abraham Lincoln’s strategy. He chose to learn from the books he read and the people he came across and his daily life experiences. He’d invest time contemplating the ideas he picked up and began to develop their use in his own life.
Successful people aren’t successful by accident, they have successful habits. Emulate them.
4. Learn to live authentically
Be yourself. You are uniquely amazingly, fabulously you. Don’t allow anyone to tell you that you’re not enough, that you don’t measure up. Cherish yourself as you are.
Are you perfect? Unlikely.
You’re an evolving, growing, developing human being. Every error of judgement, every mistake you might make or have made carries within it seeds of grace.
Take a stand. Continue to challenge yourself to honour your truth. Your future harmony and happiness depends on you living life as you are now whilst growing out of the past through divine discontent.
You are unique in your point of view, with a contribution to make to our world. Decide what your contribution will be and focus your energies on making it happen.
5. Set your ego aside to win the game of life
Don’t be an amateur in the game of life. Amateur’s rarely become champions because they operate more from ego, wanting to win alone in order to have all the credit. It’s an ego thing.
If you want to be a master of achievement take a leaf out of a professional champion’s book and recognize that whilst you might become incrementally better through competition, you’ll grow exponentially through cooperation.
Don’t let yourself be controlled by your ego. Recognize that the true value in achieving anything is that it’s a catalyst for growth. Yours and others.
Be grateful for the people in your life who are willing to help support and sustain you. Don’t let your ego insist you go it alone, be open to receive all the help you can get.
6. Hot wire your brain for the good things in life
You always have one of two things going on in your mind. You’re either thinking about what’s right in the world or what’s wrong. Most of us want to live in a state of peace, but never develop the right mental attitude to achieve it. Watch your inner speech if you want to dwell in a peaceful state of mind.
Every day is a new start. Today begin your day by choosing a contented happy attitude and your day will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Be strong enough to keep your mind on what you want, live in faith and re-educate your subconscious mind by giving thanks for already possessing what you desire. You have to keep talking, keep thinking, keep your attention on what you want.
Take possession of your own mind, you’re either its master or its slave. As you do this your brain is being hot wired to notice all the good things you’re feeding it. Results will follow.
In the comments below, tell me the one small step that has made big changes in your life. Or the one you think could make big changes if only you’d take it!
Thank you so very much for reading and sharing and leaving your comments. Every week I’m amazed at your wisdom.
Encourage one another.