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Are you happy? Would you like to be even happier?
You can if you understand what brings true, long-lasting happiness. We all have the ability to create a happy life and we all deserve it. When you focus on the 24 keys to happiness, your life can improve dramatically.
It takes two happy people to have a happy relationship.
I learned a lot about happiness from my clients. As a Marriage, Family Therapist for 27 years, I first discovered what happiness is not. Many of my clients of all ages had many things happening in their lives that anyone would think would make them happy. To my surprise, men and women who had beautiful homes, cars, successful careers or businesses, good health, wonderful children, and free time to travel and participate in sports, were still very unhappy.
When I guided them through a process called HART, which stands for Holistic And Rapid Transformation, they changed their negative thoughts to positive ones. Then the clients were able to realize the messages below, and believe that happiness was in their grasp. As they focused on what they could do to feel true happiness, their lives improved dramatically.
The following 24 guidelines can assist you to enjoy this wonderful feeling.
1. Experiencing my life as an exciting journey.
2. Courageously doing what I want to do even if I’m scared.
3. Realizing that I have everything inside of me to make me happy.
4. Knowing that I’m the only one who can decide what is right or wrong for me.
5. Thinking positive thoughts which are attracting to me what I want and need.
6. Forgiving myself and others for what I perceive to be not okay.
7. Accepting that I’m okay even when I blunder and learning from my mistakes.
8. Realizing that I’m only responsible for my thoughts, feelings, and behavior.
9. Understanding that what people say or do is a reflection of them and not of me.
10. Listening to my inner wisdom, my intuition.
11. Stimulating my mind and caring for my body.
12. Balancing my life between work and play.
13. Understanding that every precious moment is all that matters.
14. Being caring and loving and pursuing my interests and talents.
15. Learning from my past, setting goals for the future, and focusing on the present.
16. Allowing myself to feel all of my emotions and to express them in healthy ways.
17. Taking the time to smell the flowers.
18. Sharing my truth in a loving way.
19. Overcoming my fears and resolving all my problems with win-win solutions.
20. Accepting changes, and flowing with them.
21. Understanding that my true success of each day is how much I have expressed caring to myself and others.
22. Being grateful for all that I have and for all that I am.
23. Accepting that I am okay and I deserve to be healthy, happy, and successful.
24. Giving and receiving unconditionally.
This article explains how you can become the person of your dreams by simply focusing on the what you want your end result to be.
What would you like to be when you grow up?
I bet you often heard this question asked many times when you were still young from your parents and relatives.
But, have you really given that question some deep thoughts?
Different people have different dreams.
So, what’s your aspiration? Do you want to become a doctor, lawyer, pilot, or entertainer?
Would you like to be a Tom Cruise or Bill Gates?
Let me tell you right now, you can become what you want to become. You can become anything you want to be as long as you put your Mind and Heart into it.
I recommend you read some biographies of the people who inspire you the most. It’s a great way to give you some guidance through their experiences they share within their biographies as to how they got to where they are today.
Here are 4 more quick tips and words of encouragement to keep you all fired up towards becoming who you want to be in life.
Learn as much as possible about the person you aspire to be. Let’s say your dream is to become a basketball player.
Gather all facts and information about the sport. Research on the internet, read books, watch the games and analyze team strategies; in other words, strive to be an Expert.
You must have the Desire and Passion to know everything you can about the subject. If you can have a real person to imitate or look up to, the better.
For example, you may see yourself as Michael Jordan (for basketball), Mariah Carey (for singing), or Heide Klum (for modeling). Feel, talk, and act as if you’re that person you’re emulating. You’ll quickly acquire the behavior and qualities of that person. This formula works like a charm, so just give it a try.
Take Motivated Action and start pursuing your dreams!
Don’t wait for everything to be perfect. That will never happen. There will always be bumps and obstacles ahead. The important thing is to start Right NOW and adjust along the way.
You’ll be glad did.
Persist until the VERY end.
Never let failures distract you. Just keep pushing yourself to the limit.
If you think that a task seems impossible to accomplish, banish that thought… Immediately!
Your mind has the capacity to bring into reality anything you desire.
As long as you stay Focused and Patient on your objective despite any setbacks or discouragements, you will become successful much sooner than you may think.
Are you living your life by design like successful achievers or by chance?
Successful achievers are able to live the lives they want by design because they possess certain qualities that normal achievers don t have.
But you’ll probably be asking exactly what are these qualities that successful achievers have?
Take a few minutes to ponder and understand the qualities that most successful achievers possess below so that you can emulate them.
1) Know their Strengths And Weaknesses
They are aware of their strengths and weaknesses. They basically know what they are really good at and can even reach legendary levels in it if they pursue it. They also know what they are not really good at or weak in, or what they can’t do to save their lives. They know that this is a truth, an understanding, not an intention, goal or a desire. They know the difference between what is truly their core strengths and what is actually only a passing hobby or interest.
A true strength is something in which you know with every fibre of your being that you can get better and better at it, seemingly without any possible limits to your growth, evolution and improvement, until perhaps death stops you.The successful achievers also know how to skilfully ‘pull strings’ whenever a situation requires an ability that they are not particularly good at, to seek out those who can do the job to do it for them either for money or for an equal exchange of favours.
2) Clearly Identify Truly Congruent Desires, Visions And Goals
They follow what they are deeply passionate about and they know what they truly, deeply and absolutely want to achieve. They have intricate visions and set realistic goals about what they to achieve. They stick by strong sets of positive values, principles, philosophies and ethics and they use them in their quest to make their desires, visions and goals a reality.
3) Create Discipline From Within
They create their own self-discipline from within, inspired or generated by a clear understanding of their deepest, most coherent desires and have the congruence to translate their inner desires to reality through the execution of proper methods and pathways. They adhere to a system that works; but allow room for flexibility and growth within that system. To them, knowing what not to do is just as important as knowing what to do. They ignore and do not give time or energy to opportunities (even so-called “once in a lifetime” opportunities) that are not aligned with their innermost values and desires.
4) Fail In Order To Succeed
They acknowledge that to succeed as soon as possible, they need to fail as quickly as possible and as many times as possible while learning along the way from their failures. Of course, this does not mean that you should deliberately seek to fail in your path to be wealthy. The trick is to minimise your risk as much as possible with whatever knowledge and information you have right now
When you ‘fail’, fail with as little time and money ‘wasted’ as possible. When you do, you’ll learn what you need to know to increase your personal effectiveness and realise that your ‘failures’ had not been ‘failures’ at all but lessons learned and that your money and time had not been ‘wasted’ but they had been investments to learn how to succeed more effectively. This is the power of perspective.
5) Start With Small Building Blocks, Then Expand Till They Get To The Big Structure
Whenever they manage to attain some measure of success initially, no matter how trivial, small or insignificant they may seem, they always think about how they can expand that success. They do this by expanding in some way the specific tactic that they had executed in attaining the results yielded.
So now that you have understood the 5 top qualities of successful achievers, are you ready to become one?