The Secrets to Live a Successful Life

The Secrets to Live a Successful Life

Have you ever wondered about how some people are able to achieve massive amounts of success in their field, while others work just as hard, but achieve very little? The not-so-secret truth, is that individuals who show up on a regular and consistent basis are often the ones who accomplish something worthwhile in life.  Life distracts you – it interrupts you. A large part of success comes from putting the right amount of time in, and on a daily basis. It comes from keeping up with the daily grind.  The truth is, inspiration and success come from your starting point.  Luck and success happen when hard work and consistent effort meet opportunities.

Like it or not, consistency is essential if you want to make any significant change in your life.   Waking up every day and striving to do your best without being attached to the outcome, is an indispensable skill; one that you could use to achieve your goals, and live your life with purpose.  The arduous part, is to remain focused on your goals and dreams, especially when there are no short-term payoffs. It is easy enough to get distracted by life. List most of us, you skip working on your goals and dreams on the days you don’t feel your best and often choose to focus on painless distractions.

One of the fundamental distinctions between successful people and unsuccessful people, is that successful individuals arrive and try, even when they would rather focus on easy, mindless tasks for the sake of being busy in life. They say that practice makes you perfect, but practice simply makes you a practitioner. Rather, it is perfect practice that makes you perfect. Perfection in practice depends on the three main elements: first, you have to practice for a long period of time; second, your practice must not be interrupted—you must do it regularly; and third, you must do your practice with love and respect.

5 Ways To Help You Achieve Your Goals And Dreams Through Consistent Practice

  1. Get your “why” clear: know your vision – having a compelling reason for why you do something will help you keep going.
  2. Pick one project at a time: do not take on multiple tasks at the same time, pick one thing, focus on it, and achieve the results you want before moving on to something new.
  3. Schedule your priorities: plan your activities by priority and stick to them. As you knock the items off your list, your resolve gets stronger and motivates you to keep moving further.
  4. Ignore the voice: ignore the voice that tells you to skip the things that are important. This is probably the most difficult one, but as you do more of this, it’ll get easier.
  5. Accept your slipups: it’s ok if you miss something, don’t beat yourself about it too much. Consistently move forward and get back on track by shifting your focus to the next task.

Consistency commands respect and honor on your part. It demands that you commit yourself to a sustained effort of action over the long-term.  This essentially means that you keep your promise to yourself and to others that you will follow through with what you set out to do consistently over a period of time, right up until the moment your objectives are achieved. As such, consistency is all about your ability to be dependable, reliable, and responsible for all your choices, decisions, and actions.

Consistency is about building small, empowering habits and rituals that you partake in every single day that keep you focused on your highest priorities and goals. Therefore, it essentially comes down to your ability to hold yourself accountable for the daily choices you make with no excuses and no complaints. You, and you alone, are accountable for what you do and what you fail to do. All responsibility lies solely in your hands.

Consistency means to focus on the present moment, while simultaneously maintaining a long-term vision of the future that helps you measure your results and the impact of your daily actions. With this regular feedback in your hands, you are better able to learn from your failures and mistakes to help you effectively alter your course of action where required

And the best part, is that the longer you remain consistent, the better able you’ll be to see just how far you’ve come. If you’ve ever been in a situation where you haven’t seen a noticeable change in the direction you want, it’s because you haven’t been consistent long enough or you’ve been consistently going in the wrong direction. Make sure that you’re following the right course and you keep at it. From there, your success is bound to follow, as long as you never quit.

If you take consistent action towards your goals every day, where do you see yourself in three months?

6 Ways to Develop More Consistent habits

  1. Use a morning ritual.  This is perhaps the most powerful tip I have found so far in this area. Simply set up a routine in the morning that you do as soon as you wake up; this works so well because what you do early in the day often sets the context for the rest of your day to follow. As humans, we have a strong tendency to want to be consistent with what we have done before. That’s one big reason why a bad start often leads to a bad day and a good start often leads to a good day.
  2. Do things, even if you don’t feel like it.  Your inner voice and feelings can be disregarded if you like. Remember, you can do whatever you want to do anyway.
  3. Don’t hurt yourself. Whatever you do throughout your day sends signals back to yourself about what kind of person you are. Do the right thing – like being effective, kind, or going to the gym to feel good. If you get lazy, negative, or just plain mean, you’ll tend to feel worse after a while. You don’t get away, there is no escaping yourself. And there is always a price to pay. Use these points as powerful motivators to become a better person.
  4. Focus on and take responsibility for the process, not the potential results. If you focus on the process, you will be a lot more relaxed and prone to continue, than if you stare yourself blind on the potential results that never come as quickly as you want to.
  5. Find and do what you love or like to do.  It is always easier to stick with the program if you love, or at least like, what you are doing every week. So, experiment and find what suits you best.
  6. Hold yourself accountable, with help – we all plateau. It’s frustrating, but also a normal part of life. The key to bursting through ceilings, be it mental, physical, or financial, is to hold yourself accountable. Now, that doesn’t mean to hold yourself accountable for doing it all, but hold yourself accountable for getting help.  Regardless of the form help takes, make it a priority to get some this year. You’ll be surprised by how much further and faster a little help can take you as you struggle to stay consistent and realize your dreams.

 

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Developing Self-Discipline to Achieve Greatness

Developing Self-Discipline to Achieve Greatness

Why do persons accept as truth the notion that living a disciplined life is monotonous, and why do individuals allow these beliefs to guide them to feel trapped in a mundane life?  I believe that having self-control is NOT tedious, but more exactly the road to personal freedom. Discipline can lead you to what you are truly yearning for in life. Every day, the most successful people in life practice discipline. Boundaries lead to greater freedom when the discipline we establish allows for spaciousness in life. When we say yes to one thing, we are saying no to something else. Life is all about making choices. Discipline provides a person with the tools to control one’s urges, emotions, and behavior. Self-restraint allows a person to turn down instant gratification in favor of gaining the long-term satisfaction of achieving meaningful and lasting goals.

Discipline and personal self-restraint are fundamental principals for a healthy and functioning society and without them, communities around the world would be in complete disarray. As modern society continues to move faster and faster, people are increasingly susceptible to and unable or unwilling to look at the long-term effects of their actions. This further demonstrates why this is such a crucial skill to have in life. Next to having a life vision, self-discipline is the most critical component to achieving a goal. It provides you with the tools to overcome any obstacles that come your way on your path to achieving your life’s purpose.

Discipline as a key component to achieve happiness is a universal truth for all people and all beings. Spending money frivolously without financial self-control leads to uncontrollable debt and a life of scarceness. However, living on a budget and saving a portion of your income will eventually lead to feelings of abundance and freedom. Eating without limitations leads to health issues and excess weight, both of which will eventually limit your freedom. A daily schedule without any structure leads to idleness and inactivity.

A part of living life on purpose is developing self-discipline to achieve greatness.  It takes hard work and determination to accomplish anything worthwhile. Deciding to be conscious of our habits, actions and behaviors leads to true lasting freedom. Creating unnecessary burdens by living life without care only leads to further hardship. Luck happens when hard work and self-discipline meet opportunity.

 

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Overcoming the Fear of Happiness and our Limiting Beliefs

Overcoming the Fear of Happiness and our Limiting Beliefs

When an individual works hard, takes responsibly for their health and wellness, and becomes financially and spiritually successful in life and in their relationships, why does this person become afraid of happiness? Why do people accept the belief that happiness is something short-lived, brief and delusional as true? Is it because people don’t want to be happy, or because we don’t know what to do once we find happiness?  More often then not, people live with the fear that if life is good, then what occurs next must be dreadful, never able to enjoy the happy moments, celebrating life with their loved ones, radiating in their victories and living in the present.

Good things happen to wicked people and terrible things happen to good people. Simultaneously, wonderful things also happen to good people and horrifying things happen to malicious people. We live in the material world where nothing is fixed and life is always changing outside of our control. Society attempts to create rules and structure in people’s lives; in order for a person to feel safe and secure in the real delusion, they can control their situations in ways that are actually very much out of their realm of control.

Fear is often caused when an individual worries about the uncertainty in life, feeling out of control, and wondering what terrible or joyful event will happen next in their life. People need to accept both the good and bad in life and realize that they are part of a much larger picture, and at times events are out of their control. Life is easier when a person begins to believe that they do deserve and need to be successful and happy in life but are no longer attached to the outcome. Happiness occurs when a person does their best in life, and they do not worry about the results, success or failures.

An individual must allow themselves to enjoy the happy moments in life, appreciate the nice things they have earned, but they must move away from being attached to these joyful moments and objects. A person should appreciate nice things but not be defined by them. Moments of hardship are inevitable in life, but if we do our best to prepare for troubled times by living responsibly, enjoying the nice moments without attachment and viewing the challenging periods as life’s lesson to make us better, life will become much simpler. This only occurs when a person no longer focuses on the end result, concerning themselves with becoming rich and famous, but rather focusing on adding value to the people in their lives and making the world a better place for all people and all beings to live harmoniously.

Below are a few suggested tips to overcome the fear of happiness.  

  1. Reward your achievements and enjoy the good moments in life – pat yourself on the back for each small step you take and share your victories with your loved ones.
  2. Don’t focus on how far you’ve gone in life and what you’ve accomplished – rather focus on the journey and live your life with integrity by not sacrificing your morals to achieve your goals.
  3. Always beware of worrying too much. As soon as you catch yourself worrying take time to evaluate your life and examine areas in which you can improve without being hard on yourself. Break down the irrational fears and recognize that your worrying is really coming from a place of fear of the unknown.
  4. Trust yourself and take simple responsible steps to prepare for the troubled times in life. An easy example is putting aside money each month for an emergency fund or eating healthier foods.  Expect the best and trust that you have done your best in life.
  5. Expect the best and trust that everything will work out the way it should. Exercise, meditate, yoga, jog or do some sort of physical activity that will allow you to physically release negative energy. Do anything that gets the positive energy flowing through your system.

 

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