ACHIEVING HAPPINESS IN LIFE
Make a detailed list that covers health, wealth, relationships, and spirituality. Find out what make you happy in each area, not just one. Introspection is the first step to finding true happiness and success. The next step is, understanding that real happiness is striking a balance in each of the areas that you defined that works for you. Having said that, you should strive to have enough wealth, good health, strong relationship, and a great spiritual life to be truly happy to the extent where you are not depriving yourself or your family of a good life.
DON’T WAIT THINGS TO BE PERFECT
If you want something you’ve to decide by saying “I deserve this and I’m going to have it!” The next thing is, when you want something out of life, you’ve to be willing to go in to action. Don’t wait around for things to be just right. Don’t wait things to be perfect. And don’t wait for the ideal situation. It will never be ideal, there will always be reason. Very common excuses that leads to procrastinations are: As soon as the children grow up, as soon as I pay my bills, as soon as I get enough money, as soon as I get my divorce and so on…you mention it. Do what you can with what you have now. It will never be satisfied.
Lots of people they don’t take a chance. They want the situation to be ideal. See, what is not walking by faith…that’s walking by sight. They say if I can see it, I will do it. And many others say “if I can see it, I will believe it. However, it shouldn’t be like that. I say “if you believe it, you can see it.” And don’t be disturbed because no one else can see it. That’s not unusual. That’s ordinary. But because you want some different kind of resemblance in your life you’ve got to be willing to be unreasonable.
“GIVING” AMPLIFIES YOUR HAPPINESS
Lastly, and most importantly, understand that for lasting success and happiness you need to ask yourself, “How many people are better off because I am living?” Giving is a crucial element of achieving true happiness. There are many ways to give. It could be through money, your time, or something as simple as compliment. Or it could be in the form of being kind, expressing gratitude, helping someone in need, and so on.
Therefore, find a cause larger than you. Find something that you can contribute. Or find something that you can make the difference. Think what to give, something that you can give, or being able to give something back. “Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people’s interest first”-(Bob Burg and John David Mann).
Don’t say I can’t afford to give something because you can afford to give your time and your talent. The most valuable thing you have to give people is yourself. As soon as you start giving or sharing, everyone will start to understand the energy inside you, and will come closer to you.
BELIEVE IN YOUR ABILITY
According to Napoleon Hill, the author of “Think and Grow Rich, “a book I highly recommend. Faith is the most powerful creative force in the universe. It is very crucial that you believe in your ability to achieve all of your goals and burning desires. Nothing greater was ever created without belief (faith).
It is possible that you have gone through your whole life completely unaware of the limiting beliefs you carry with you. Recognizing and eliminating those beliefs that hold you back require patience and a willingness to further understand yourself. You must come face to face with your fears and insecurities if you want to soar to new heights. It’s by no means easy, but it is by all means worth it. Be hungry and willing to learn about genuine success.
BE SELECTIVE IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP
Don’t try to be someone else. As long as you’re trying to be someone else, or putting on some act or behaviors someone else taught you, you have no possibility of truly reaching people.
Be selective; have friends that help you to grow spiritually, other friends that help you grow intellectually, professional friends to learn from each other, and other just social friends to socialize together. With the social friends you can watch sports, go out dancing, talking nothing series or just walking together.
So, according to the relationship you develop, you grow from people and project. The relationship that you develop can enhance and enrich your life or it can drain you. Therefore, be vigilant on your relationship, the people that you are associating with most often. Ask yourself a question “What I am becoming because of this relationship?” Does it inspire me? Am I motivated or encouraged? Am I driven to develop myself? Am I becoming more negative about life?
SAY “YES” TO YOUR LIFE
The next thing is, you need to say “Yes” to your life. You have to say yes I can make my dreams happen. It doesn’t matter how many failures I make, it doesn’t matter how many mistakes I have being doing, or it doesn’t matter how many times I am defeated…”Yes! “Because, it doesn’t matter where you are now, the last chapter to your life has not been written yet. You are still in the process and transforming your life of becoming whatever you desire and believe.
Everything you do, every decision that you make is either building your dream or building someone else’s dream. Every single thing you do is a slight edge decision. The right thing to do is easy… So is not doing it. Success is the culmination of making a lot of right decisions, little, day by day decisions. Failure is the culmination of not making the right little decisions. The choice is yours. It’s called discipline when you choose correctly.
The Key is to start now. Every great act, every fantastic adventure, starts with small steps. The first step always looks harder than it usually is.