Monday, December 31, 2012

Different Ways To A Happier Life

Hello Friends,

Year 2012 is on the verge of passing way and we all are ready to welcome 2013. May this new year bring lots of joy, happiness and prosperous in everyone's life. Along with New Year we build new resolutions, gather our memories from the past year and learn from our mistakes to move on the path of success.

I've been inconsistent from past year or two on writing blogs... but this year want to make a resolution of at least writing 1 blog / month. One of my resolution which I want to firmly work on is to read at least one book a month it may be motivational, technical, politics, nature, biographies etc... and here I'm to start with a self-help book. I'll share major points which I believe may bring positive changes in my life and all yours as well, and it's me who have to implement first :-)

1. Congratulate yourself for what you already accomplished - Make a list of what you have done in the past year. Include everything you can think of, what books you have read? What have you accomplished at your work? What about personal goals? What have you done for and with your family? etc... Write down everything you can think of. Be sure to list even the seemingly small things. The more your list, the better. Seeing all you have done will raise your self-esteem and increase the likelihood that you will accomplish even more in the future.

2. Quieting Your Internal Critic - Your mind moves in the direction of your currently dominant thoughts. Hold your attention on what you want to create in your life, since this is what you are more likely to achieve or receive. Begin your goal setting by first identifying what you do not want. Once you've identified what you don't want, don't keep going back to it. As a matter of fact, you might want to take your "don't want" list and burn it. Now devote all of your time, energy, attention and thoughts to what you do want. This will lead towards focusing on your goals with positive outcomes. By quieting your internal critics, you can see a clear path towards your goals which increases energy in yourself and keep you energized always.

3. Within You Is The Power To Change Your Life - Success is a result of practicing simple principles daily and progressing a little at a time until, one day, you reach your goal. Success is a matter of staying focused on what you want. Believe in yourself, follow your heart, live your dreams, and remember the biggest secret - within you is the power to change your life.

4. Appreciate And Acknowledge The Abundance In Your Life - The keys to having more of what you want, whether it's more prosperity, health, time, love or anything else, is to first acknowledge that which you already have, and then to share it. By appreciating and acknowledging, for example, the health you already have, you are putting your attention on health, which is the only way to obtain it in greater measure. You cannot focus, as so many people do, on illness and obtain better health. It violates universal laws. So your first exercise is to choose those areas in your life you'd like to improve. You may also want to include love, career, and yes, money for they too are important. Ideally, we want to achieve a balanced life that is prosperous in all areas.

5. Follow Your Passion - What is the passion you're distracted from? Maybe it's your relationships. Have you been less than fully committed, choosing instead to just coast along, expecting it to take care of itself without input from you? What about your career or business? Do you still have the passion you had when you began, or you have become complacent, just going through the motions? Renew your passion. Ask few simple questions and work on it to get back on track.
  1. What is your passion? What have you always felt strongly about?
  2. Why did you want this in the first place? What drove you?
  3. How does doing this make you feel?
 6. What Do you Love to do? - Some of the wealthiest and most successful individuals in the world are known to make statements like, "I'm having so much fun; I can't believe I get paid for this." This type of sentiment reflects what it feels like to express your natural gifts and do work that you are absolutely passionate about.
Finding your passion:
  1. What is it that you've always been good at?
  2. What is it that you do just because you enjoy doing it?
The answer to above questions will guide you towards your true calling, your passion. If you're persistent and keep following your internal guidance and intuition, you may be one of those fortunate people who can honestly say, "I would do this even if I didn't get paid for it."

7. Are You Setting For Small Goals? - Setting goals, visualizing their achievement, and of course, taking action, have enabled me to transform my life and create a life that is beyond anything. I once read that if you can become clear about what you want for the coming year, on your birthday, you can achieve it. Your important goals should, at the same time, excite and challenge you.  Ask yourself below questions:
  1. If you knew you would not fail, what great dream would you attempt?
  2. What one action will you take in the next 24 hours to begin moving toward it? 
8. How Exciting Are Your Goals? - Written goals will change your life. Spend some time thinking about what you'd like your life to be like. For the sake of this exercise, let's set goals you'd like to have accomplished one year from now. What would you like for your relationships? What about your health, career and finances? What would you like to do, be and have? Do your goals make you want to jump out of bed each day, eager to get going? At any age, having a goal that is bigger than you will spark your creativity and get you moving in the direction of your dreams.

9. Don't Push Your Goals - You're probably asking yourself, "Why would anyone want to push his or her goals away?". After all, our goals represent what we want in our lives, right? You think to yourself, "I'd like a new car." The very next thought is, "That's ridiculous! I can't even afford the car I have now. How can I get a new car?". If you want to live a wonderful life, achieving your goals and being able to enjoy what you want in your life, you must first change this "knee-jerk" reaction.You must silence the negative, limiting thoughts in your mind. Even if your goal is totally outrageous, you must remain open to the possibilities of achieving it if you intend to succeed. There will be plenty of time for a "Reality-check" later.

10. Let Go and Let God -The hardest thing for anyone to do in any situation is to detach, yet it is one of the most important steps in manifesting what you want. Whatever it is you desire, the process is essentially the same. Create a clear vision of what you want, add as much details as possible, extract a specific goal from your vision, write it down, and then take whatever action you are inspired to take.The Bible advises us to ask for what we want and then believe that we have already received it. By the grace of God and through the power of your mind, you will be inspired to take certain actions or will be guided to new resources to help you achieve your goal. Relax, let go, and enjoy the journey!

I hope above points do make positive changes in our life and bring success in our journey.