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22.01.2016 Feature Article

12 Secrets To Lead A Successful Life

12 Secrets To Lead A Successful Life
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We all want to become successful in life. We want to have amazing life experiences. We want to make a difference in the lives of others. We want to live a meaningful life. We want to be remembered for the good things we have done with our lives. We want financial freedom, a posh car and a magnificent house to live in.

These are noble goals but how many of us know the way to achieve it. There are proven steps you can take to make your life shine. These strategies have worked for me and I believe they will do same for you if they are correctly applied in your life.

Believe in yourself
First believe in yourself and believe that everything is possible for you. Believing in yourself will give you tremendous power and the confidence to pursue and achieve your goals.

Max Lucado, a motivational speaker and author once noted, “You weren’t an accident. You weren’t massed produced. You aren’t an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the earth by the Master Craftsman.” What a powerful statement.

We have been engineered for success. We have what it takes to succeed. We must believe in ourselves and leverage on our time, talent and treasure to succeed. Believing in yourself is a winning attitude. You can work to make your dreams come true if you hold that belief long enough. Remember the Law of Attraction. The more self- doubt you have, the more self-doubt and fear you attract into your life. Instead believe you are a capable and successful person and your dreams can come true.

Set powerful goals
Set up goals. Write everything you want to achieve. Arrange your goals in order of importance. Make a plan to achieve the goals. Work consistently on the plan and give a deadline for the achievement of each goal. Every project must have a begin and end date. Revisit your goals so that you maintain focus.

Meditate consistently
Learn to meditate. Meditation calms the mind and makes us think better. This helps us to rejuvenate and increase our productivity. Meditate on a daily basis. Set time aside either in the morning or evening to meditate.

You can have a list of affirmations which you can add to your meditation practice. Affirmations will help you to focus, stay positive and achieve your dreams.

When we meditate we improve our physical and spiritual life. Following this path will help us to achieve our goals.

Appreciate yourself
It is a good thing to appreciate yourself. Don’t condemn yourself for the blunders you committed in the past. Let go of the past and live in the moment. At the end of each day, give thanks to God for whatever you have accomplished in spite of the challenges you faced. Doing this will keep you motivated.

Express gratitude
Be grateful. Express gratitude for everything you have in life. Show gratitude to everyone who has helped you and who have been with you in this journey we call life.

Thank God for your life. Thank your parents, your teachers for their wonderful contributions which have made you who you are. The more gratitude you show the more things you will receive to be grateful for. When you show gratitude, the universe responds accordingly. Expressing gratitude will draw more good things into your life. Don’t live in poverty by your lack of gratitude.

Be generous
Be a good-natured and generous person. Always give back to society whatever and whenever you can. Make a culture to help people who are in need and donate to social causes you believe in. Visit a facility for the aged or an orphanage and put smiles on their face with a party or gifts. As you make these people happy, you will be happy yourself. Remember there is blessing in giving than in receiving.

Ignore the critics
Ignore the critics. Critics will always criticize, that’s their job. Your job is to make your dreams become a reality. So do not let critics take control of your life and derail your efforts. You have the ability and potential to succeed. The power is within. Chase your dreams now.

Accept responsibility
When life is not unfolding the way we want, when things go wrong, when there is suffering, we often do not want to accept responsibility but blame others. We think our good life depends on others. The real truth however is this: you are the one responsible for the quality of your life. You must accept responsibility for everything that is happening in your life. You are right where you are now because of the decisions and choices you have made so far. By accepting the fact that you played a role in your current circumstances, you can create the future you desire and deserve; nothing else will do.

Maintain a positive mental attitude
A positive mental attitude is critical to success in life and in business. A negative mental attitude will disempower you. Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of America said, “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”

Find what you love to do
Find what you love to do and do it. Most people are not making headway in their career and life because they are doing work they do not love. There is simply no drive and motivation to succeed.

In the words of Oprah Wingrey, media mogul, “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it.” You accomplish more when your work becomes fun.

Be ferociously persistent
To succeed in your endeavours, practice persistence. When things become tough, giving up becomes an easy option. Persistence comes from a commitment and determination to finish what we start. As long as we do not give up, we will succeed. Persistence also comes from purpose. A life without purpose is drifting. There will be no motivation to persevere. We will be more effective if we have a purpose and we persevere. Having an unwavering resolution to succeed will make you an outstanding achiever every time.

Work honestly
This is an important success secret. Be true to yourself and be honest in your dealings in life and at work. Make a decent living and support yourself and your family with honest and respectable work. You should never compromise your integrity and cheat. People will support you to succeed when they trust you.

Achieving a successful life is possible when the above-mentioned secrets are effectively applied.

Have a wonderful day.
Yours in inspiration,
Author of Manifestation Secrets Revealed.

Abundant Robert K. Awolugutu
Abundant Robert K. Awolugutu, © 2016

The author has 146 publications published on Modern Ghana.Column: AbundantRobertKAwolugutu

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