Thursday, 20 October 2016

7 Fundamental Rules That Will Ensure A Successful Life

7 fundamental rules that will ensure a successful life

Living a life of success is not something that comes easily. Everyone has a different background and lifestyle. The combination of both determines how successful the person will be. Some people are born into rich homes, born with silver spoons and this makes them comfortable. Their future is already mapped out. But do you know those fortunes and riches may not even determine success or happiness in life? There are basic fundamental practices which you can practice to ensure a life of success. Self improvement can occur if we develop our inner self and abide by these rules.
Being successful is an inside job, because the desire to be successful may lie in your heart, but the ability to create success lies in your head. The truth is that ‘success’ lives within you all the time, but your ability to access it depends on your state of mind. The only way we can be successful is to harness our inner power and desire to do our best in all situations. Always having a positive mind and outlook will help in making you a success in every situation you find yourself.
We all want to achieve success so we could live a comfortable life—have financial freedom, drive a nice car, and live in a beautiful house. However, although success can be achieved, it does not come easy. Is there someone who doesn’t want to be a more successful and effective person? Well, there are probably some people who would love spending their days watching TV shows, eating, sleeping, and doing nothing useful. Most of us don’t dream about becoming such persons. We want to achieve great goals and be an example for the generations to come. In this article, I am providing 7 fundamental rules to follow to live a successful life; get in tuned with them.

1.                  Commitment to the journey
They say a journey of a thousand miles begins with a step. If you are not committed to a journey how will you finish it? For instance, an Olympic athlete is always seen preparing for the games even if it is in a year’s time because he needs to be a medalist. Long distance runners (800m,1500m) practice and run distances just to get prepared, what of triathlons and decathlons runners. That is how you are supposed to be committed to the journey of life. Are you committed? Why do u quit? Do you quit because the money is low? Do you quit because you can't find the right people? When do you say it's over? See your dreams to the end and do not relent even if a small obstacle comes in between your success. Challenges come in different forms but once you can single them out then you’re in the right path.

2.                Never lose hope
No matter how bleak things look. Hope is the rope that will pull you up. It is your connection, your stairway, to get your dreams and expectations realized. Never leave the rope of hope. When you leave the rope then you have given up on that dream. Even the richest men in the world started from somewhere. Why are you discouraged my friend. Do your best. Stand up from your bed of slumber and make yourself useful. Take a roll call and decide what you want to do with your life. If you do not achieve anything in a day give yourself a dirty slap. Add value to yourself, if not you will find yourself adding to someone else’s life.
In fact, throw the box out altogether, and start following your heart wherever it leads you. This can be as simple as following your highest excitement in the moment.

3.      Manage your time.
Time management is very important in your life. Time does not stop for any one. That is why it is important to do something with the time you are in this world. Putting off important tasks until the last minute can cause you unnecessary stress, and increase the likelihood of errors and negligence. Manage your time so that you have enough time to complete tasks effectively. Use reminders on your smart phone and make use of its electronic timer for better time management. Make a list of all the things you need to do in a given day, and check off each task as you complete it. This will help you stay organized and motivated. If you look at successful people in this world they are organized and work with time. Time management is important in everyday endeavors. If you have a problem keeping with time ensure you set it 1 hour before time. This will enable you accommodate excess delays. I am so guilty of this point but I have made improvements on my time management. I set up schedules like meetings, appointments one hour before time this is to make me keep on time even if unforeseen circumstances occur. You too can learn from time management tactics.

4.      Be wary about your environments
The environment around us has a huge impact on all our levels of consciousness (subconscious and unconscious) . This includes the place we live in, friends we have, things we read, people we see and the list goes on. The environment which is our immediate surrounding consists of different kinds of people with varying characters. Only emulate the good characters which we come across. Environment is contagious. Thomas A Edison said he was able to become a successful inventor because he placed himself in the company of people who were much smarter than him. He was then able to learn from people who inspired him. We form most of our thoughts in response to the environments we inhabit. Kindly do this little experiment. Put yourself in company of people who are into gambling, or participating in other interests out of your comfort zone, for a period of time. Monitor your thoughts and emotions during this experiment. Most likely your thoughts will be correspondent to the environment you subjected yourself to. You will find yourself doing these things not out of your own will but due to influences around you. Always be in a company of people who know what they’re doing. Success is contagious it is only through association that we can have opportunities to be successful.

5.       Have a good routine
Having a good routine is a sure rule of living a successful life. You can surely achieve notable success if you stick with a well-established routine. However, routine has its way of undermining your efficiency. If you don’t do anything different, you’ll soon get bored of your daily activities; no matter how committed you are to the goals you’ve set. Try something new! Start exercising, visit new places, try exotic meals, and surpass your insecurities. Meet new people and learn from them!

See Also: 10 Helpful Habits That Will Ensure Your Happiness

6.      Get enough sleep and rise early
Early rise stimulates the better performance of human’s brain; it helps us to understand better essence of certain problems and find fresh and reasonable solutions for them. But don’t forget that you need to get enough of sleep, so try to go to bed early. In addition to the utility of an early rise, it also gives you extra time, which you can usefully spend on anything you like. Early helps to stimulate our body and get us that kick to start the day.

7.       Keep on learning
To be successful in life we need to keep on learning every day, do not feel the need to stop learning if you see something is new to you. Try to see how that can add to your knowledge. Don’t learn bad things it will only reduce your potential. One doesn’t have to be a leader to be successful in life. So for me it is most important to constantly learn something new and try to stay informed, which is not an easy feat today. I see a big difference in older people: people who are eager to learn into high age, who are interesting and living a quite full live, in comparison to people who have few interests and start complaining. – To have lots of interests and never stop learning is very important for your overall happiness and to be successful in life.

There you have it 7 essential rules which will enable you live a successful life. Try these out and see how things will turn around for good. You can add yours in the comment box.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

7 Essential Positive Thinking Practices You Should Know (An Everyday Guide)

7 essential positive thinking practices you should know
A Positive Thinker

To stay positive you should learn to allow only positive thoughts rule you. This is a rejoinder from my previous article about the importance of positive thinking. To be an optimist or a good positive thinker you need to un-learn wrong practices and negative thoughts that spoil your mood, learn practices that boost your morale and leave you lively then re-learn new behaviours which will make you live the best lives. The following steps below should be practiced and mastered, till they become part of us.

  • 1.      Always expect good things to happen, depending on your dream. If you are focused on wealth creation go for it. If it is success in life think about it every day always make the right decision when the opportunity presents itself. Do not doubt or second guess any opportunity that presents itself. Look for opportunities that will lead to achieving your goal and pounce on them. The more you remain positive about a goal the more that opportunity presents itself to you in a platter of gold. Note that you must be ready to take the risk and make a decision in other to exploit this chance. Any pessimistic thought will make you loss that opportunity for ever. This positive thinking exercise will help you in the long run.

  • 2.      If you have any new project or activity coming up, stop and visualize the positive outcome of that project. The feel good hormone should go through your body as you meditate on the success this will bring you. For no reason should you consider fear or get scared if not, it will just come true. Kick out any negative thought and go for it. But ensure you map out a strategy to bring this new project home and reap the benefits. This positive thinking strategy will put you in a good position to make this project a success.

  • 3.      Think positive and remove negative thoughts from your mind. Replace negative with positive ones and create room for more to come in.  Positivity is essential to productivity. Any time you find yourself thinking negatively stop and think the opposite. The more you exercise the mind to produce positive thoughts the more you’re productive and successful.

  • 4.      Stop hanging out with negative people. This people drain you every time you together and they prevent you from reaching your positivity potential. This is even more difficult if the person the person is a good friend, the only way is to detach yourself from them because they will only keep poisoning your mind. Some of them are unwilling to change and due to this stubborn nature their influence on you can be very strong. Hang around more with positive people that will energize you with positive thoughts and advice.

  • 5.      Be optimistic every time, no more saying I can’t, instead change it to I can. Even if you have doubts at the back of your mind that it is a tall order. You know you can do it if you set your mind to it. Anything is possible with optimism. We have the power in our hands to make anything work out for us only by being positive in mind and heart. Let your actions show positivism.

  • 6.      Do things that make you happy! If you don’t feel like engaging in an activity, don’t. You should always give room for our minds to engage in activities that strengthen it. This does not mean you should neglect other people because their activities does not bring us joy, I am only saying you should try to keep a level mind and be free, with time you will realize that even those activities that annoy or bore will be bearable once we become positively minded.

  • 7.      Show confidence anywhere you find yourself. Sit-up whenever you sitting. Walk with head held high like you just won a lottery and keep your shoulders straight. Express yourself confidently when in social gatherings. Exercise regularly to keep fit and be healthy. Physical attributes help confidence and can portray you in a good light.

Practice the above exercises and see your positive nature increase everyday till it becomes part of you. Positive thinking can help you to do your best each day. It can also help you to look back at things that happen along the way and view them as positive life lessons. In addition, in sharing positive mood and positive experiences, you and those around you enjoy an emotional boost.

I hope these positive thinking exercises help to transform your life. If they work for you, let me know through the comments box below. If they don’t, let me know too.  Share in your social media so people can learn from this article.

Friday, 7 October 2016

The Power Of Positive Thinking to Your Life

The Power Of Positive Thinking To Your Life
Positivism and life

Positive thinking is integral to your life. Optimism is the belief that good things will continue happening and the removal of negative thoughts from the mind.  The power of self belief cannot be over emphasized, if you give your mindset that push then the universe will surely make things happen in your favour. Positive thinking directs our thoughts and actions into accomplishing a goal. By thinking in the right manner you will find yourself working to make that a reality. The mind is very powerful it gives out signals and receives signals too.

Have you seen yourself in a situation whereby what you dream about becomes a reality. For instance you wish for that dream car and you do everything possible to get it. That is positive thinking; you neglect all those thoughts that discourage you that you are not good enough to own that kind of car, you see yourself dreaming and envisaging about driving that same car.  One way or the other your mind is channeled at a goal which is to obtain that car. Looking on and you will find yourself in that car because your mind put you to work.  There are examples of situations whereby someone even gets you that same car as a birthday gift etc.

We are what we think and what you think determines what you do. No one is created less than the other. The ability for us to control our thinking will determine our position in life. The ability to harness that gift and power which is hibernating in your mind is what distinguishes you from the other. Make a resolution today to start thinking positively. Start by doing this little step, close your eyes and examine your life, think of the things you want to change, take note of them and make a commitment to change those things. It will later become part of you. When we were children there are things we did not like to do ordinarily like brushing our teeth but we were forced to do these things because it will prevent us from germs and diseases and provide a healthy dentition. From time to time it became part of us and we grew with this practice so is positive thinking when you start engaging in it little by little it becomes part of you. Your hygiene is important but so is your spiritual well-being and if both are taking care of and cemented with positive thoughts then your life will have a positive direction.

The Power Of Positive Thinking To Your Life
I can do it- The Power Of Positive Thinking To Your Life

A lot of people are turning to positive thinking as a powerful tool because of the results which are obvious. There are some extreme cases that even doctors cannot do anything about they can only advise that it is left for the patient. That patients will power and positivity is the only chance of his survival even drugs and other healing methods won’t salvage the situation. The body is a self- healing entity driven by the inner self and mind. Optimistic people have discovered that the human mind has the power to turn wishes into reality though thinking positively. People are using positive thoughts everyday to transform their lives knowingly and unknowingly, whether something is going to happen or not, it’s not left to you to doubt but to remain positive. According to a Stanford Research Institute study- success is 88 percent positive thinking, and only 12 percent education. Therefore positive thinking is an important factor in succeeding in life.

Positive thinking leads to positive outcomes and it brings your body mind and soul together which creates positive opportunities for us.  To be happy and successful in life, you should inculcate positive thinking into your life. People that think positively live a life free of worry and negativity they smile often and have an aura of positive energy around them they are good companions and always leave the best reaction on us. They won’t make you feel bad but will encourage you depending on the situation.
Positive thinking helps us go through life with our head help up high because of the courage to take action when opportunity presents itself around us. The future is bright for positive thinkers; make a decision today to be one. Choose to be positive and you’ll feel better, make others feel better. The power of positive thinking is making a commitment to get the best out of each day. It helps you to better evaluate whatever situation you find yourself and taking the positives out of that day. Life is a journey and we learn to get the best experience out of it.
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